Fifth Annual Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum Set for March 8

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2019 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum will be hosted March 8 at the Cabot Lodge Millsaps in Jackson.

Formerly known as the Rural Entrepreneurship Forum, the event will bring together leading entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners to learn more about the current entrepreneurial climate and future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Sponsored by the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the event is part of the Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, or CEED, initiative. In its fifth year, the Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum provides working opportunities for aspiring business owners and thriving entrepreneurs to share practical and immediately useful information about building a business.

Additionally, attendees will hear best practices of successful case studies and learn more about resources and strategies available to entrepreneurs from Mississippi institutions of higher education and other key organizations.

Panels on technology and innovation, student entrepreneurship and the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem also will be conducted.

Previous Forums have been hosted in Clarksdale, Tupelo, Greenwood and Oxford.

For more information about the 2019 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum, go to, or contact JR Love at or Phil Hardwick at