CIE News

Registration Open for SLU Pure Idea Generator Challenge

Describe an Idea in 140 Characters? Yep. It’s the Pure Idea Generator Challenge   The pure idea is the first step in becoming a successful (and potentially, wealthy) entrepreneur. The Pure Idea Generator Challenge competition focuses on a college student’s ability to come up with a simple and creative idea to solve a problem or challenge…and […]

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UM Tech Summit Hits Campus August 30

The University of Mississippi will host the UM Tech Summit on August 30th at the Inn at Ole Miss. Leaders from government, business, and higher education converge at the Summit to discuss trends in technology and to stimulate discussions about technology-related needs in industry and education. The event is set to begin at 9 a.m. […]

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Gillespie Business Plan Competition Recap

The 2017 Gillespie Business Plan Competition was held on April 7th at the Ole Miss Pavilion. With a wealth of knowledge on the judges panel, a lively crowd and some top-notches pitches, this proved to be quite an exciting competition. Taking home the first place win, $10,000, free office space at Insight Park, and a wealth […]

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Blue Street Capital: College Internship

Are you a student looking for a summer internship? Blue Street Capital is a technology focused lending company with a focus on supporting Information Technology vendors: resellers, service providers and manufactures. They are gaining a lot of buzz in the industry as the only finance firm in their space to operate its entire business on […]

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Travel to Singapore to Earn Startup Capital

Singapore Management University announced their biennial competition on April 13th offering students an opportunity to win a free trip to Singapore to earn startup capital for businesses.  The Lee Kwuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition, named after Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, aims to draw inspiration from his indomitable spirit of innovation. The last competition in 2015 […]

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Student Feature | Meet Ashley!

Meet Ashley! Meet Ashley, a 22 year old senior studying Marketing and Corporate Relations. This is her second semester as a student business consultant with the CIE. During the fall of 2016, she worked with PMQ Magazine and helped develop a marketing plan for PizzaTv.com. During this semester, she is working as a Team Leader […]

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Student Feature | Meet Jennie!

Meet Jennie! Currently Jennie works as a Student Business Consultant through the CIE. Last semester, she worked on a team where they created social media platforms for the client that saved her a thousand dollars in advertising expenses. Also, they collaborated with another local Oxford business so that their client could broaden her scope of […]

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Student Feature | Meet Jeffrey!

Meet Jeffrey! As a member of the Student Business Consulting Team, Jeffrey is deployed in teams of three to four to work with clients in the areas of customer and market research, product and production solutions, accounting, social media utilization, business planning and strategy, and other areas as needed.  On his last project, he worked […]

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Student Feature | Meet Jane Kat!

Meet Jane Kat! Jane Kathryn, a senior marketing major from Madison, MS, works as a Student Business Consultant in the CIE. This is her second semester working for CIE’s Student Business Consulting Program. In the fall of 2016, she assisted with the North Mississippi Recording Academy and helped decipher housing options for the academy’s student […]

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Student Feature | Meet Gus!

Meet Gus! Gus works with a select team of students to provide business-consulting services to Mississippi businesses. This is his third semester working with the Business Consulting Team and he has completed two projects and is working currently on a third. For his first project, his team had the pleasure of working with the founder […]

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