CIE News

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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Gentry hits Harvard Business Review

Our own Dr. Gentry has hit it big in the Harvard Business Review. Check out his research here.  Also published in the Academy of Management Journal (a top 5 business research outlet), their paper suggests that equity investors pay attention to both the CEO’s reputation and also to the reputation of equity analysts when making […]

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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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Former Gillespie Winner Makes ‘Barkery’ A Success

When Janet McCarty enrolled at The University of Mississippi she set out to pursue her marketing degree, not become an entrepreneur. She would quickly learn that her path would change after she participated in the Gillespie Business Plan Competition. “For a while I had been making dog biscuits at home,” explained McCarty. “I knew they […]

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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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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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Students Win Big at First Business Model Competition

The Ole Miss Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted its first Fall Business Model Competition in October of 2015. The competition focused on turning an idea into a compelling business model. A business model describes how a company creates value for its customers and itself. “Our objective was to get students excited about thinking and starting new […]

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Ole Miss CIE Wins Award for Best New Center for Entrepreneurship

  The University of Mississippi Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship received the Emerging Entrepreneurship Center Award at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference. The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) awarded the University of Mississippi Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) the Emerging Entrepreneurship Award on October 31st at its annual conference in Gainesville, […]

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CIE Opens New Location in Conner Hall

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship staff and faculty hosted campus visitors and others from the Ole Miss School of Business Administration hosted its open house October 16, 2015, for the new location in 10 Conner Hall. The center’s office was designed to be a student-friendly environment. With two student work centers, conference, a study […]

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