CIE News

University/College Entrepreneur Congressional Intern Program to start Summer of 2017

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) has developed, along with some Congressional staffers, a new University/College Entrepreneur Congressional Intern Program to start in the Summer of 2017. This eight-week program places exceptional university and college students in Senate and House offices to work on issues dealing with entrepreneurship and startups. The Program also includes […]

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Rice Business Plan Competition Open!

The world’s biggest business plan competition for MBA students is accepting applications. Get in there!!!

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Packed House for the First Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel at Ole Miss CIE

The University of Mississippi and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted the first Panel on Innovation and Entrepreneurship on October 28th to a packed house. Over 150 people came to hear entrepreneurship and startup advice and stories from top Mississippi entrepreneurs for 2 hours at the Ole Miss School of Business Administration. The panel opened […]

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November Land Shark Tank Goes Off Without a Hook

Way to go to all the winners and participants in the LandShark Tank for November 2016!  We had 11 competitors compete and they had some wonderful ideas. From Virtual Reality cultural immersion to all coffee shops and student garbage couriers, the ideas ran the gamut of possibilities for student businesses.  We were really fortunate to […]

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CIE Expands the MBA Consulting Program

By BECKY GILLETTE, from the Mississippi Business Journal After a successful Masters of Business Administration pilot project in 2015 at the University of Mississippi, beginning this fall the Ole Miss MBA program will partner with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to give MBA students the opportunity to serve as consultants to North Mississippi businesses. The […]

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Student Business Consulting Program Reports its Most Successful Semester to Date

In its second academic year since its formation, the Student Business Consulting Program spring semester of 2016 was the most successful semester it had experienced so far in terms of number, complexity, and diversity of projects. The program was comprised of twenty student consultants- eight juniors, ten seniors, and two MBA candidates, this being the […]

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Student Business Consultants Assist Six Local Businesses in Fall of 2015

The Ole Miss Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Student Business Consultants provided free assistance for six Oxford businesses and startups in the fall of 2015. During the beginning of the group’s second year of operation, the Student Business Consultants assisted the six Oxford businesses with a myriad of projects including social media campaigns, promotional campaigns, […]

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Zyn Careers’s New Technology Seeks to Make Employees Happier

After leaving a job he initially thought he would love, recent University of Mississippi graduate Alexander Ray decided there had to be a company that was a better fit for him. He then researched what it would take for job seekers to find the perfect company, and developed a job searching site that uses a […]

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Ole Miss Alumnus Develops Social Media Platform

Michael Davis, a senior management information systems major at the university, found his place in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship through competing in the various competitions the center sponsors. Davis had an idea for a new social polling application where users could post their plans and choices, and others using the application can vote […]

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Gentry & Dibrell Publish

Dr. Rich Gentry (CIE Director), Dr. Clay Dibrell (CIE Executive Director) and Dr. Jaemin Kim, a recent graduate of Ole Miss, just had their paper titled “Long‐Term Orientation in Publicly Traded Family Businesses: Evidence of a Dominant Logic” published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the number one domain specific journal in entrepreneurship research.  Looking at […]

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