Professional Staff

Eric Alan Hill

Director of Entrepreneurship

Phone: (662) 325-2560
Email: e.hill@msstate.edu

Jeffrey Rupp

Director of Outreach

Phone: (662) 325-8122
Email: jeffrey.rupp@msstate.edu

Brooke Lammert

Office Associate

Phone: (662) 325-3521
Email: ebu1@msstate.edu

Student Specialist Staff

Michael Lane
Founder of MakerSync, LLC
Mechanical Engineering (’19)

Calvin Waddy
Founder, Glaance, LLC
Finance (’18)

Madison Grant
Founder, Jitterbean’s Coffee, LLC
Business Administration (’19)

Jacob Miller
Founder, Black Creek Innovations, LLC
Marketing (’20)

Landon Casey
Founder, EM-Boards, LLC
Computer Engineering (’19)

Jordan Henderson
Founder, Brace Buddy
Marketing (’21)

Peer Review Entrepreneurship Panel (PREP)

Adrian Marcus
Co-Founder & Creative Director, SociallyIN, LLC

Anna Barker
Vice President, Vibe, LLC (Glo)

Benjamin Bailey
Founder, Orator Studios, LLC

Calvin Waddy
Co-Founder & CEO, Rocketing, LLC

Cameron Maddox
Co-Owner, Cowbell Carts, LLC

Charles Parker
CEO, Rod Sox, LLC

Cliff Danzy
Co-Founder, Sneaker Beaterz, LLC

Conor Ferguson
Founder and CEO, WISPR Systems

Hagan Walker, Chair
Co-Founder & CTO, Vibe, LLC (Glo)

Kaylie Mitchell
Co-Founder, Vibe, LLC (Glo)

Keith Kakadia
Co-Founder & CEO, SociallyIN, LLC

Kierre Dawkins
Co-Founder, Sneaker Beaterz, LLC

Matthew Hoelter
Co-Founder, Kode

Rahul Gopal
Co-Founder, CampusKnot, Inc

Ryan Gilbrech
Co-Founder & CEO, Meta Games, LLC

Stephen Caples
Co-Founder, BattleBells

Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board (ECAB)

Executive Members

Boyce Adams, Sr.
President & CEO, BankTEL Systems, Inc. (bio)

Timothy Duncan
Founder, Talos Energy, LLC (bio)

Greg Hinkebein
Owner, Mississippi Global Technologies (bio)

Martin F. Jue
President and Founder, MFJ Enterprises, Inc.

David Latham
Principal, Butler Snow Advisory Services (bio)

Tom Livingston
Vice President, Retail & Licensing, Southern Classics

Wade Patterson
Co-Founder/CEO (Acq.), Synapse Wireless, Inc. (bio)

Robert “RJ” Reed
President, Reed Food Technology

John Walters
Co-Founder and President, NIGP Code Services (Acq.), Periscope Holdings, Inc. (bio)

Ben Walton
President, Mississippi Angel Network

Faculty Members

Charles Freeman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising

Randy Follett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Danny Holt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management

Melissa Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

Robert Moore, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

Allison Pearson, Ph.D.
Professor of Management

Rodney Pearson, Ph.D.
Professor of Management

Byron Williams, Ph.D.
Computer Science