What’s Your Big Idea?

Venture Launch Weekend seeks business plans for entrepreneurial competition

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – An idea is all that is needed for Venture Launch Weekend, a two-day business plan development competition hosted byRead the story …

UM Named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Designee

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognition places Ole Miss among nation's elite

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the nation’s top higher education associations has recognized the University of Mississippi for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named UM an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, a designation that recognizes the university’s strong commitment to economic engagement and its workRead the story …

Entrepreneurship Forum Focuses on State’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Event sponsored by UM McLean Institute, others sparks economic development conversation

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 100 entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners gathered in Jackson recently for the fifth Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum to learn more about the state’s entrepreneurial climate and the future of entrepreneurship. Sponsored in part by the University of Mississippi‘s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the event is part ofRead the story …

Venturing for Success

UM Venture Launch Weekend educates new, future business owners

OXFORD, Miss. – Venture Launch Weekend landed with success recently at the University of Mississippi, as more than two dozen people competed in the entrepreneurial development program. Held at various sites on the Ole Miss campus Feb. 8-10, the event featured 27 participants from the UM and local community forming development teams and pitching business ideas. TheRead the story …

Spark Series Covers Starting an Online Business

Free event is Tuesday at Jackson Avenue Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The process seems simple: Launch a business online; make money. Except the process is not that straightforward, and the next Spark Series at the University of Mississippi covers what business owners need to consider before starting their online ventures, including avoiding pitfalls, digitally marketing their businesses smarter and more. “Questions You Should Ask BeforeRead the story …

UM to Host Discussion Aimed at Business Beginners

Spark Series is intended to inspire, discover and transform

OXFORD, Miss. – Business experts from the University of Mississippi and the local community will lead a Wednesday (Feb. 28) discussion about questions potential business owners need to investigate before forming a limited liability company. Part of the Spark Series, the panel discussion is titled “Questions You Should Ask Before You Begin Your Business.” The event, setRead the story …

UM, General Atomics to Collaborate on Unmanned Submarine Technology

Company moving into Insight Park offices and labs Nov. 1

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and General Atomics are beginning an on-campus collaborative effort focusing on acoustic sensing and navigation technologies for unmanned underwater vehicles to aid Department of Defense operations in deep-sea areas. GA Electromagnetic Systems Group will occupy offices on the UM campus at Insight Park beginning Nov. 1. The InsightRead the story …

University, ERDC Officials Discuss Partnership Opportunities

UM aims to increase collaborations with agency on several research projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi administrators met with two top representatives from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center who visited campus Thursday (Feb. 9) to discuss strengthening mutually beneficial collaborations. ERDC Director Jeff Holland and Deputy Director David Pittman visited Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter; Alex Cheng, dean of the School of Engineering;Read the story …

UM Volunteers Working at Career Expo in Tupelo

Three-day event designed to help junior high school students focus on opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 60 University of Mississippi staff and students are working to get area eighth-graders thinking about their future at the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo this week. The event began today (Oct. 4) and ends Thursday (Oct. 6) at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. With the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund atRead the story …

UM Graduates Selected for Prestigious Business Development Program

Developers of Curtsy dress rental app headed to Silicon Valley to expand venture

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi graduates have landed major support from a Silicon Valley business incubator as they work to expand their mobile platform that helps college students rent formalwear to and from fellow students. Sara Kiparizoska, of Laurel, who graduated earlier this month with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and William Ault, a 2015Read the story …