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Winner of MSU Startup Summit 2019
sponsored by BankTEL Systems, Reed Foods, and Franklin Corporation

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Welcome to Startup Summit 2019

The MSU Startup Summit 2019 returns as one of the Southeast's top student startup competitions, featuring five divisions and a grand finale, hosted by the university's Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach (MSU CEO).

The competition has 61 teams from nearly every college on campus compete for cash prizes totaling $34,000 in seed funding! Business model pitches are evaluated on company technology, management, financials, and market by industry-respected leaders serving as judges from companies all across the region.

Colvard Student Union

Mississippi State, MS

April 8 - 12, 2019

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

61 Startup Teams

and entrepreneurs

Over $30,000

in prizes and seed money

SCHEDULE

Join us for an exciting week of competition divisions, all leading to the BankTEL Grand Finale on Friday.

Time Activity Location
4:30 PM Opening Reception McCool Hall Atrium
5:30 PM Made for Main Startup Competition Fowlkes Auditorium, Colvard Student Union

Made for Main Division

This division is for entrepreneurs who are working to build a local or regional small business that is not based around introducing a specific new product or service to the marketplace.

Examples include: restaurants, boutiques, repairmen, photographers, etc.

First Prize: $2,000     2nd Prize: $1,000     3rd Prize: $500

Time Activity Location
4:30 PM Franklin NextGen Furniture & High Growth I Challenge 115 Auditorium, Franklin Furniture Center
6:00 PM High-growth Product Division II Competition 115 Auditorium, Franklin Furniture Center

Franklin NextGen Furniture & High Growth I Challenge

This division is for entrepreneurs who are working to create a new product that innovates the furniture market.

Examples: office chair that authenticates the user, recliners that connect to smart homes, etc.

First Prize: $3,000     2nd Prize: $1,500     3rd Prize: $500

High-growth Product Division II

This division is for entrepreneurs who are working to commercialize a new innovation-based product that can scale internationally. The Division I includes teams who have not built a customer-ready prototype or if participating in VentureCatalyst, would generally be before ECAB.

Examples: signal searching drone, light-up ice cube, new video game, etc.

First Prize: $3,000     2nd Prize: $1,500     3rd Prize: $500

Time Activity Location
6:00 PM E-Commerce Startup Competition Fowlkes Auditorium, Colvard Student Union

E-Commerce Division

This division is for entrepreneurs who are working on businesses that exclusively conduct internet retailing, whether they hold inventory or not.

Examples: chewy.com

First Prize: $2,000     2nd Prize: $1,000     3rd Prize: $500

Local Retailer Panel

Details Coming Soon

Time Activity Location
3:30 PM Rodger Johnson, Ret CEO of Knology, Inc. 3320 Old Main Academic Center
5:30 PM High-Growth Division III Competition Taylor Auditorium, 124 McCool Hall

Guest Talk with Rodger Johnson, Retired CEO of Knology, Inc.

Join us as retired CEO of Knology, Inc, Rodger Johnson joins to share his story of taking a company from losing $20M/yr to a $1.5B exit with the Spring 2019 Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar. You won't want to miss this story!

High-growth Product Division III

This division is for entrepreneurs who are working to commercialize a new innovation-based product that can scale internationally. The Division II includes teams who have built a customer-ready prototype or if participating in VentureCatalyst, would generally be after ECAB.

Examples: signal searching drone, light-up ice cube, new video game, etc.

First Prize: $3,000     2nd Prize: $1,500     3rd Prize: $500

Time Activity Location
3:15 PM Closing Reception Room 329, Colvard Student Union
4:00 PM BankTEL Grand Finale Competition Fowlkes Auditorium, Colvard Student Union

Closing Reception

Meet and greet all the teams and judges participating through the week and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the E-Center

BankTEL Grand Finale Competition

The BankTEL Grand Finale is composed of the winners of all 5 preceding competitions to name one startup to take home the grand prize!

First Prize: $6,000     2nd Prize: $2,750     3rd Prize: $1,250

COMPETITORS

From almost every college and background on campus, 61 startup teams competed in Startup Summit 2019. Check out the strong list of competitors below!

Made for Main Division

Made for Main - 1st Place — $2,000.00

Reed's Lemonade

Founder: Willie-Lionel Reed  
Reed's Lemonade specializes in producing fresh, good tasting beverages, without the use of artificial flavors, preservatives, or powders.

Made for Main - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

Sweet Peas Wedding and Event Florist

Founder: Hannah Evans  
Sweet Peas is a high end wedding and event florist based in West Tennessee. My goal for Sweet Peas is to be the best wedding florist in the area. I offer the highest quality arrangements at a reasonable price.

Made for Main - 3rd Place (tie) — $500.00

Esteemed Juices

Founder: Rontier Whitfield  
Esteemed Juices is a natural, pressed juice company utilizing fresh fruits to curate beverages.

Made for Main - 3rd Place (tie) — $500.00

Creekside

Founder: Jake Mlsna  
Creekside is an environmental company that uses biochar and other organic products to created an all natural charcoal soap.

Made for Main - People's Choice — $250.00

Green Royale Videos

Founder: Terrence Green Jr.  
We make animated videos that attract your potential audience and engage your potential customer.

Firing Range Pizza

Founder: Carlton Cooke  
A small town pizza joint similar in design and function to Pyro's Pizza

The Cosmic Forum

Founder: Quinndolyn Harris  
We are creating an environment where students can be more social and active among their peers through gaming.

Franklin NextGen Furniture & High Growth I Challenge

High Growth I - 1st Place — $3,000.00

Bfiber Enterprise

Founder: Lalith Kumar  
Bfiber Enterprise is a banana fiber manufacture and supply Industry. Banana fiber has outgrowing demand in the Asian market, yet not reached the US market. Since the growth of banana is not restricted by season, the availability of fiber is not constrained. Plantains and bananas can be harvested from local countries and process them by cleaning and separating the strands, degumming, and drying. Later the fibers are sent to textile industries for further production of fabric and home decors.

High Growth I - 2nd Place — $1,500.00

Heels by Wilhelmina

Founder: CHINWE OKORIE  
Les pied~chic is a fashionable shoe manufacturing company for women with bigger feet. We pride ourselves in producing quality stylishly-designed footwear that fits comfortably by hugging the feet of our customers as they go about their daily routine (s). Our goal is to meet the various styles of our customers by making them feel sexy, bold, and comfortable within their own bodies, social spaces and in the marketplace as well.

High Growth I - 3rd Place — $500.00

Project Immune

Founder: Zion Woods  
My start up comes based off the many deaths around the world from snake bites. I am working on a vaccine that would increase the production or activate a gene to help us be immune to these venom that comes from snakes.

High Growth I - People's Choice — $250.00

Electrigrow

Founder: Tristan Hendrix  
Electrigrow is a competition based fitness club in which members help produce vegetables and get to have a share of the crop for themselves. Members do their part by participating in cycling classes where their muscle power is harnessed and turned into energy to facilitate growing operations. Members will be encoruaged to push themselves to the limit as their calories burned and energy produced will be tracked against their fellow members within the class. This power will be used to power lights and to maintain temperatures of both air and water.

Thrive Island

Founder: Shelby Baldwin  
Thrive Island is an online clothing brand for women that we have scaled to over $315,000 in revenue, 8,100 customers, and 100,000 social followers. We dropship clothing to women, and offer them the chance to become brand ambassadors to increase their involvement in our business and grow their personal following. From running our ambassador program, we found a need for a platform that would automate all the time-consuming tasks (generating promo codes, paying ambassadors, tracking orders, etc.), so we created one that combines all tasks into one software. We now sell this platform to other e-commerce brand-owners.

KnowVote

Founder: Ashley McLemore  
A platform that provides young voters with basic information pivotal for making informed voting decisions.

High-growth Product Division II

High Growth II - 1st Place — $3,000.00

Thrive Island

Founder: Shelby Baldwin  
Thrive Island is an online clothing brand for women that we have scaled to over $315,000 in revenue, 8,100 customers, and 100,000 social followers. We dropship clothing to women, and offer them the chance to become brand ambassadors to increase their involvement in our business and grow their personal following. From running our ambassador program, we found a need for a platform that would automate all the time-consuming tasks (generating promo codes, paying ambassadors, tracking orders, etc.), so we created one that combines all tasks into one software. We now sell this platform to other e-commerce brand-owners.

High Growth II - 2nd Place — $1,500.00

My2ndWorld

Founder: AHMED ALNAKHIF  
An interactive map-based networking platform that connects international students in the US. All users can see other students in different states and share their opportunities and experience such as scholarships and internships. Also, students may post a request that can be accepted by other students who are willing to help in any different city such as accommodation and registration process.

High Growth II - 3rd Place — $500.00

IntelliRoast

Founder: Chaise Farrar  
IntelliRoast is creating a fully-automated In-home coffee roaster with a commercial level feature-set.

High Growth II - People's Choice — $250.00

IntelliRoast

Founder: Chaise Farrar  
IntelliRoast is creating a fully-automated In-home coffee roaster with a commercial level feature-set.

Bfiber Enterprise

Founder: Lalith Kumar  
Bfiber Enterprise is a banana fiber manufacture and supply Industry. Banana fiber has outgrowing demand in the Asian market, yet not reached the US market. Since the growth of banana is not restricted by season, the availability of fiber is not constrained. Plantains and bananas can be harvested from local countries and process them by cleaning and separating the strands, degumming, and drying. Later the fibers are sent to textile industries for further production of fabric and home decors.

StrikePath

Founder: Noah Bare  
To create innovative technology that will provide live feedback and statistics at a cheap price for sports, beginning with bowling.

Beet the ICE

Founder: Madison Kate Dyer  
Our product idea is using sugar beet juice to melt on unwanted surfaces. It is an organic and cost-effective solution that is more effective than salt.

EquiTek

Founder: Courtney Fancher  
EquiTek is an equine solution-based company providing innovative ideas to equine and livestock issues. Currently, EquiTek is developing an insect repellant alternative, in which there is no physical application but rather the opening and attachment of a repellant infused object. This open and go, no mess application makes OutBound Charms your go-to for outdoor pest protection. With multiple colors and shapes to choose from, our insect protection can blend seamlessly or make a statement for you or your equine's outdoor equipment and apparel.

GamePlan

Founder: Julia Rachel Kuehnle  
Dynamic is the Waze navigation app of stadiums. It utilizes indoor mapping technology in football, basketball, and baseball stadiums to be able to provide direction to anywhere in the stadium, wait times for concessions and bathroom lines using user-generated content and location tracking, and connect friends and family around the stadium by using this more accurate indoor mapping technology.

MisoBuds

Founder: Timothy Wunrow  
We have a vision of designing earbuds to help relieve the effects of auditory disorders such as Misophonia and Central Auditory Processing Disorder, and we plan to do so by using software to identify and remove specific sounds from the audio feed of the user.

Social Cork

We are using cutting edge technology to reinvigorate the natural cork industry and deliver insights to wine producers that have never been possible before

E-Commerce Division

E-Commerce - 1st Place — $2,000.00

Lani Bryn Essentials

Founder: Courtney Rankins  
Lani Bryn Essentials is an organic & cruelty free skincare company that emphasizes the concept of "plants, not parabens." We specialize in natural facial serums, soap bars, toners, moisturizers, etc for those that may suffer from unwanted skin conditions. Lani Bryn Essentials encourages everyone to explore an alternative to mainstream skincare.

E-Commerce - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

jitterbean's coffee, llc

Founder: Madison Grant  
jitterbean's coffee creates a personalized at home coffee experience for avid coffee lovers who want to save some money. Each box represents a different gourmet beverage allowing the consumer to earn his or her barista badge. Our main goal is to show coffee lovers that good coffee does not have to come from a coffee shop!

E-Commerce - 3rd Place — $500.00

Mississippi Millennials

Founder: Madeline Burdine  
Mississippi Millennials (www.mississippimillennials.com) is currently an online platform projecting positivity around millennials (which media denotes such a negative connotation). I dream of extending the current website and social media presence into a magazine in the form of a phone app. This app would be similar to the current website (different tabs for different topics of interest, push notifications, etc).

E-Commerce - People's Choice — $250.00

jitterbean's coffee, llc

Founder: Madison Grant  
jitterbean's coffee creates a personalized at home coffee experience for avid coffee lovers who want to save some money. Each box represents a different gourmet beverage allowing the consumer to earn his or her barista badge. Our main goal is to show coffee lovers that good coffee does not have to come from a coffee shop!

Foster'd Designs

Founder: Awbrey Foster  
Foster'd Designs refines the online shopping experience, to incorporate the beautiful structure of tradition and tailoring it to the modern customer. The featured garments are tailored to the individual's body not to a statistically average scale. Partnered tailors help to assemble the final product and ensure proper fitting and delivery to the customer. The combination of traditional artisanship and innovative technology create an ideal streamlined experience of shopping. Other possible intentional results include encouraging growth in the tailor industry and positive body image for customers. This company is in the early stages of development.

Apex Apparel

Founder: Justin Truss  
Founded during a school project, Apex Apparel is an online athletic apparel store marketed as a subscription-based program where customers can either purchase individual products or get assorted material through a monthly subscription. The box will contain athletic clothing and accessories personalized for customers based on the profile they create. Rather your style is yoga, running, or just going to run errands, Apex Apparel appeals to those who live outside of the BOX.

High-Growth Division III Competition

High Growth III - 1st Place — $3,000.00

Brace Buddy

Founder: Jordan Henderson  
Brace Buddy is a portable, collapsible, and telescopic kickstand aimed at knee surgery patients so that they can elevate their leg in any setting.

High Growth III - 2nd Place — $1,500.00

Hickman Farms LLC

Founder: Neil Hickman  
Feeding bottle for baby cows

High Growth III - 3rd Place — $500.00

SmartShot LLC

Founder: Aaron Uram  
SmartShot is an Bluetooth enabled smartphone application that connects with proprietary electronic hardware in order to control most recreational skeet throwers currently on the market.

High Growth III - People's Choice — $250.00

SmartShot LLC

Founder: Aaron Uram  
SmartShot is an Bluetooth enabled smartphone application that connects with proprietary electronic hardware in order to control most recreational skeet throwers currently on the market.

Two Beans in a Pod

Founder: Aaron Uram  
Two Beans in a Pod is a beverage pod manufacturer. Our product line specializes in providing coffee, tea, and cappuccino pods that allow for two cups of beverage to be provided from one pod.

Classcape

Founder: Patrick Boudreaux  
A virtual reality game that makes education fun and immersive.

CampGem

Founder: Fei Lin  
CampGem is a one-stop platform that provide students with a virtual market place, forum communication, surrounding information that will be need for the students, especially for international students.

Aerostrip

Founder: Clayton Spaulding  
An aerodynamic device which mounts to the hood of a car/truck. As the car moves forward, the device scoops air upward, creating a barrier of air which helps reflect oncoming rain/precipitation off of windshield.

Anivation

Founder: Courtney Slattery  
Anivation is a pet-based startup that provides a durable and reliable product that is built on the principle of bettering the health, safety, and well-being of your pet. Our product is a stainless steel electronically cooling dog bowl with electronic sensors that will maintain drinkable temperatures of your pets water. By utilizing technology new to our market, our product combats extreme climate conditions for outdoor pets and alleviates the concerns and stresses of these pet owners.

BankTEL Grand Finale Competition

BankTEL Grand Finale - 1st Place — $6,000.00

Thrive Island

Founder: Shelby Baldwin  
Thrive Island is an online clothing brand for women that we have scaled to over $315,000 in revenue, 8,100 customers, and 100,000 social followers. We dropship clothing to women, and offer them the chance to become brand ambassadors to increase their involvement in our business and grow their personal following. From running our ambassador program, we found a need for a platform that would automate all the time-consuming tasks (generating promo codes, paying ambassadors, tracking orders, etc.), so we created one that combines all tasks into one software. We now sell this platform to other e-commerce brand-owners.

BankTEL Grand Finale - 2nd Place — $2,750.00

Brace Buddy

Founder: Jordan Henderson  
Brace Buddy is a portable, collapsible, and telescopic kickstand aimed at knee surgery patients so that they can elevate their leg in any setting.

BankTEL Grand Finale - 3rd Place — $1,250.00

Reed's Lemonade

Founder: Willie-Lionel Reed  
Reed's Lemonade specializes in producing fresh, good tasting beverages, without the use of artificial flavors, preservatives, or powders.

BankTEL Grand Finale - People's Choice — $250.00

Brace Buddy

Founder: Jordan Henderson  
Brace Buddy is a portable, collapsible, and telescopic kickstand aimed at knee surgery patients so that they can elevate their leg in any setting.

Bfiber Enterprise

Founder: Lalith Kumar  
Bfiber Enterprise is a banana fiber manufacture and supply Industry. Banana fiber has outgrowing demand in the Asian market, yet not reached the US market. Since the growth of banana is not restricted by season, the availability of fiber is not constrained. Plantains and bananas can be harvested from local countries and process them by cleaning and separating the strands, degumming, and drying. Later the fibers are sent to textile industries for further production of fabric and home decors.

Lani Bryn Essentials

Founder: Courtney Rankins  
Lani Bryn Essentials is an organic & cruelty free skincare company that emphasizes the concept of "plants, not parabens." We specialize in natural facial serums, soap bars, toners, moisturizers, etc for those that may suffer from unwanted skin conditions. Lani Bryn Essentials encourages everyone to explore an alternative to mainstream skincare.

Grand Finale - 1st Place (tie) — $5,000.00

Triton Aerospace

Founder: Shuvam Saha  
Triton Aerospace offers a one-stop solution for modular hydrogen fuel cell-powered UAVs with an extended range. Currently, consumer UAVs run on battery power which provides a limited flight time (usually under 45 minutes) and extended charge times. Fuel cells running on hydrogen have higher energy to mass ratio than battery-based systems and can be refueled in minutes. They provide an environment-friendly solution for extending the range (by up to 3X) with heavier payloads in a simple, cost-effective, robust, and lightweight package. Some applications may include medical/consumer logistics, military applications, surveillance, disaster relief, and farming.

Grand Finale - 1st Place (tie) — $5,000.00

Mycelium Leather

Founder: Stone Vincent  
Development of entirely biodegradable, sustainably produced, vegan leathers consisting of fungal mycelium. Materials are naturally stable, scratch-resistant, and hydrophobic, which makes them an ideal alternative to current leather products on the mass market. Materials can be grown more efficiently and with fewer resources than other leather materials available to date.

Grand Finale - 2nd Place — $2,500.00

The Mississippi Hat Company

Founder: Christopher Nalls  
The Mississippi Hat Company is a hat company that sells custom millinery ranging from Kentucky derby, church hats, men's hats and fascinators.

Grand Finale - 3rd Place (tie) — $1,000.00

oLive Juicery LLC

Founder: Alyssa Olive  
oLive is pronounced alive, because every product that we offer is geared toward helping you improve your quality of life. We sell fruit and vegetable juices that are made from produce only. There are no artificial colors or flavors! All of our products are vegan and clean. oLive's juicing process strips the produce of it insoluble fiber, allowing your body to absorb the nutrients from fruits and vegetables instantly and without the effort of digestion. Juicing is used to heal all kinds of minor and serious health issues. We started oLive by selling juice at our local farmers market. After a few months, the strong demand for our drinks along with the personal improvements that our regular customers reported encouraged my to take this business to the next level. oLive will be opening a storefront selling cold-pressed juices, whole food smoothies, herbal teas, and all natural skin products this semester.

Grand Finale - 3rd Place (tie) — $1,000.00

Answers Analytics

Founder: James Watters  
Real-time football analytics and data visualization. Currently all analytics tools on the market are useless in the coach's pressbox because they use the internet. We took it offline. We categorize and visualize data in coaches terms. No more arbitrary metrics.

Grand Finale - People's Choice — $250.00

Mycelium Leather

Founder: Stone Vincent  
Development of entirely biodegradable, sustainably produced, vegan leathers consisting of fungal mycelium. Materials are naturally stable, scratch-resistant, and hydrophobic, which makes them an ideal alternative to current leather products on the mass market. Materials can be grown more efficiently and with fewer resources than other leather materials available to date.

Grand Finale - 1st Place — $6,000.00

K.P. Candle & Co., LLC

Founder: Kennedi Parks  
K.P Candle & Co.’s is designed to create high-quality candles made with love, while also encouraging each customer to be kind to their minds and protect their peace. Our candle company was founded with the intentions of emphasizing the importance of mental health and mindfulness. Our focused strategy differentiates our product by delivering a message through each candle, so each customer is reminded to participate in some form of self-care in their own lives. Each sale is accompanied with a special thank you card, affirmation statement, and a reminder to always indulge in self-care. Unlike other brands, K.P. Candle & Co. products do not contain chemicals or harsh ingredients. Both candles and wax melts are 100% all-natural and soy based. Additionally, we have self-care essentials that adds to the main focus of this company.

Grand Finale - 2nd Place — $3,000.00

Brooke's Botanicals

Founder: Brooke Bain  
More than just a nursery, we’re serious plant collectors ourselves. We specialize in growing hard to find tropical houseplants. We ship year-round across the United States.

Grand Finale - 3rd Place — $1,500.00

REMS

Founder: Liam Nelson  
A residential demand response aggregator that serves to bridge the gap between the electric utility and the customer for demand response. Provides software solutions that automates and streamlines monitoring and load shedding.

Grand Finale - People's Choice — $500.00

Huskrete

Founder: Oluwafemi Awolesi  
We are an emerging business enterprise aimed at sustainably enhancing building infrastructure through bio-based, eco-friendly supplies, that will not only foster carbon sequestration, but also help reduce global environmental footprint and accelerate the attainment of sustainable cities and communities, nationally and in turn, globally.

Quick Release Clothes Hanger

Founder: Griffin Adcock  
A collapsible clothes hanger that when the shirt is pulled down, the arms of the hanger collapse to allow the shirt to slide off the hanger through the neck hole without stretching. The collapsible feature also allows the hanger to be easily inserted through the neck hole and then spring into place for hanging clothes.

unTriggered

Founder: Timothy Wunrow  
A selective noise-cancelling AI for people suffering from Misophonia that can target specific sounds and remove them from audio while leaving the rest of the audio intact.

Business Concept Competition

Business Concept - 1st Place — $1,000.00

Watch & Learn ESL

Founder: Tatayuana DeAndrea  
Here at Watch & Learn ESL we specialize in helping ESL students of all ages and backgrounds speak confidently and correctly. We are a company dedicated to helping not only our students but also the community! We plan on offering many different pathways to learning. We will offer monthly online courses, textbooks, workbooks, and private online tutoring. Our goal is to teach the ESL world and help them achieve their English speaking goals. While offering lower class prices than the competition, we will also donate 10% of all profits to local charities.

Business Concept - 2nd Place — $500.00

Chasing Rainbows: Inspiring Future Generations of Black Meteorologists

Founder: Monique Robinson  
Over the last few years, news industries have shifted culture by embracing the authentic black female and male and no longer denying positions based on deeply rooted systemic racial issues like hair style or skin color. In 2021, black meteorologists are being hired as pioneers at television stations in towns and regions that have never seen black Americans in these roles previously. This startup is dedicated to providing a platform that develops, encourages and supports rising minorities with an interest in meteorology with panel discussions, networking events, interactive science lessons, and mentorship.

Business Concept - 3rd Place — $250.00

Duke's Farm Co.

Founder: Alix Waldrep  
Duke's Farm Co. will be a female owned fresh meat market, specializing in beef and pork sourced from local farms. Providing locally grow seasonal produce, ranging from muscadines, black-eyed peas, squash, all the way to fresh eggs. Duke's Farm Co. will stock basic feed and seed supplies to support local farmers and gardeners in organic raising of their livestock and produce. Since Duke's Farm Co. is located near a 38,000 acre wildlife management area, a unique aspect of the shop is being the only seasonal whitetail deer processor in the county.

Business Concept - People's Choice — $250.00

Duke's Farm Co.

Founder: Alix Waldrep  
Duke's Farm Co. will be a female owned fresh meat market, specializing in beef and pork sourced from local farms. Providing locally grow seasonal produce, ranging from muscadines, black-eyed peas, squash, all the way to fresh eggs. Duke's Farm Co. will stock basic feed and seed supplies to support local farmers and gardeners in organic raising of their livestock and produce. Since Duke's Farm Co. is located near a 38,000 acre wildlife management area, a unique aspect of the shop is being the only seasonal whitetail deer processor in the county.

Jeff Hill

Founder: Jeff Hill  
Many local Humane Societies are distanced out from the urban areas, but need volunteers to walk the dogs. Many elderly people go to city parks and are alone. I would like to propose the idea of building a public area dog park. It would mimc a local zoo. Dogs and cats could have their own exhibition areas such as tall logs or rope swings to climb up, or bridges crossing over small streams, at the same time, the public could enter into areas and walk the dogs or pet the cats. This would give the elderly or other challenged groups, who normally live stagnant lives, the chance to interact with the animals. Their volunteer service could save money on otherwise staff to be hired.

Love Light Studio

Founder: Sara Lizariturry  
This startup is a service delivered online and it will help athletes manage their emotions in and out of the field. It will help them start a journey of self-discovery and also find ways to be more calm inside the field or court to perform better. For this final goal, the startup will give in hands of the clients tools such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, creation of habits, coaching sessions to get to a better management of emotions.

Business Concept - 1st Place — $1,000.00

Huskrete

Founder: Oluwafemi Awolesi  
We are an emerging business enterprise aimed at sustainably enhancing building infrastructure through bio-based, eco-friendly supplies, that will not only foster carbon sequestration, but also help reduce global environmental footprint and accelerate the attainment of sustainable cities and communities, nationally and in turn, globally.

Business Concept - 2nd Place — $500.00

Somniumax

Founder: Isaiah Mcswain  
Somniumax is a marketing SAAS that helps the average business owner manage their likeliness to convert a customer. This software will have the ability to track the user's potential steps from one touchpoint (social media content or digital content) down to conversion. You will then be prompted to track the user based on psychographics, you can thus enter touchpoints and track their potential to help this customer reach their conversion point. The software will evaluate the touchpoint (ex. the software will check keywords and SEO if you enter your site as a touch point).

Business Concept - People's Choice — $250.00

Huskrete

Founder: Oluwafemi Awolesi  
We are an emerging business enterprise aimed at sustainably enhancing building infrastructure through bio-based, eco-friendly supplies, that will not only foster carbon sequestration, but also help reduce global environmental footprint and accelerate the attainment of sustainable cities and communities, nationally and in turn, globally.

Business Concept - 3rd Place — $250.00

S.H.I.N.E

Founder: Jaliyah Snaer  
Small Handheld Interchangeable Night Entertainment

Exa Power

Founder: Ahmad Sohani  
The Exa Power is the Idea to revolutionize renewable energy on a large scale as a dominant solar electrical energy provider to all Americans across the country by developing decentralized solar farms on the scale of one MegaWatt to one GigaWatt of electricity based on the capability and needs of each location.

Workout For Green

Founder: Nathaniel Aycock  
A Gym that all of the equipment generates electricity providing cities with a trickle of more diverse, greener energy production, providing the company with two sources of income (Membership and Power), and the costumers with increased incentive to work out (green energy, and reduced cost or possibly earning money)

Bailey Bags

Founder: Lauren Jackson  
I want to produce hard shell luggage that opens only on one side rather than having the zipper down the center of the case. The functionality of soft luggage with the durability of hard luggage, all available to anyone in the market.

New Product Division I Competition

New Product I - 1st Place — $2,500.00

Triton Aerospace

Founder: Shuvam Saha  
Triton Aerospace offers a one-stop solution for modular hydrogen fuel cell-powered UAVs with an extended range. Currently, consumer UAVs run on battery power which provides a limited flight time (usually under 45 minutes) and extended charge times. Fuel cells running on hydrogen have higher energy to mass ratio than battery-based systems and can be refueled in minutes. They provide an environment-friendly solution for extending the range (by up to 3X) with heavier payloads in a simple, cost-effective, robust, and lightweight package. Some applications may include medical/consumer logistics, military applications, surveillance, disaster relief, and farming.

New Product I - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

MooseDog

Founder: Shane O'Toole  
Performance Footwear and Accessory brand based on advanced manufacturing methods that reduce or eliminate waste, coupled with bioengineered materials from recycled or natural sources formulated to biodegrade in landfill conditions.

New Product I - 3rd Place — $500.00

All Ears Bump Band

Founder: Abigail Nichols  
Our startup's product is an elastic maternity band worn to monitor the baby's heartbeat as well as increase the ability of the fetus to hear its parent's voices. This is accomplished through embedding speakers and microphones within the elastic band. This band not only has consumer appeal but can be used to research the effect of music on fetal development.

New Product I - People's Choice — $250.00

Affixer

Founder: Denise Adair  
Food storage containers and lids are difficult to keep paired together. 68% of consumers we surveyed have experienced frustrations within the last 30 days due to storage container bases being separated from their lids.Our product, the Affixer, solves this consumer problem. It is a system to help consumers get and keep their food storage containers organized. The Affixer retrofits to any storage container the consumer has in their cabinet, drawers, or pantry. The Affixer is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Big River Peas

Founder: Hunt Walne  
As agriculture has become commercialized and commoditized, consumers are faced with fewer and fewer original varieties of plant products. Additionally, as consumer spending on food has increased, consumers are increasingly willing to pay a premium for products that align with their values, whether natural, organic, ecological, sustainable, etc. Big River Peas aims to produce ecologically grown, heirloom cowpea varieties for consumers who prioritize where their food comes from, how it is made, and the varieties they consume. Cowpeas hold a deep history in Mississippi and are highly productive in the local climate.

First Step

Founder: Tristan Shaw  
a phone app/website offering detailed descriptions and reviews of fitness facilities in a given area to assist consumers in finding the right place for them. offering affordable advertisement and engagement with consumers for smaller, lesser known gyms and supplement companies. other uses of this would assist experienced fitness practitioners in finding temporary gyms for their travels/vacations.

Present and Safe

Founder: Sangam Gyawali  
An automated Attendance and symptom checking system that ensures a fast, contactless, and safer way to attend in-person classes using Artificial intelligence, RDBMS, and Cloud to take attendance, check symptoms, and notifies the instructor of an abnormal case, at a reasonable price. This would be an automated system with great UX and UI. This would exclusively for Educational Institutions.

Bellissimo Processo

Founder: Carson Chickvara  
Bellissimo Processo is a direct lever press espresso machine that is engineered to offer the best espresso shot. Through quality materials and a rugged yet elegant design the machine gives the user a pleasant hands-on experience to pull a shot for their enjoyment.

The BlaQ Spot

Founder: Qwantaria Russell  
This will be an app for all things surrounding and catered to black businesses. This app will give people direct contact with black-owned businesses and small businesses. It will allow artists also to build their portfolios. This app will not discriminate against any other race.

MicroSTEM 2D

Founder: Henyers Baltar  
I want to take computation to a new level. Starting with STEM education, this product has the potential to provide our users with the opportunity to not only visualize what is often difficult to understand, but also provide a fun interactive learning experience.

New Product I - 1st Place — $2,500.00

Quick Release Clothes Hanger

Founder: Griffin Adcock  
A collapsible clothes hanger that when the shirt is pulled down, the arms of the hanger collapse to allow the shirt to slide off the hanger through the neck hole without stretching. The collapsible feature also allows the hanger to be easily inserted through the neck hole and then spring into place for hanging clothes.

New Product I - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

All Ears Bump Band

Founder: Abigail Nichols  
A maternity band for expecting mothers to listen and monitor their baby’s heartbeat while enhancing the baby’s ability to hear voice frequencies and music.

New Product I - 3rd Place — $500.00

EZ Glide

Founder: Seaton Hixton  
The Ez Glide barbell attachment is a hand grip that clips directly onto any barbell. This combines the range of motion dumbbells provide with the stability of using a barbell for your chest workouts. With the Ez Glides ability to move horizontally in both directions up and down the barbell. Our new design combines the best of these two methods to deliver the best workout possible in the shortest amount of time.

New Product I - People's Choice — $250.00

Quick Release Clothes Hanger

Founder: Griffin Adcock  
A collapsible clothes hanger that when the shirt is pulled down, the arms of the hanger collapse to allow the shirt to slide off the hanger through the neck hole without stretching. The collapsible feature also allows the hanger to be easily inserted through the neck hole and then spring into place for hanging clothes.

S&S

Founder: Ben Schwab  
Our startup is a business that aims to provide clothing, such as jeans, to the customers that generally struggle to find their sizes on the racks or online. Our aim is to serve the minority when it comes to clothing sizes.

Beyond Real Gaming

Founder: Brandon Temple  
My startup is a video game development company that develops 3D video games for Windows, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5. All of our games will be sold digitally via third party stores on the Xbox Marketplace, PS Store, Windows Store, and Epic Games Store.

CherishedSecrets

Founder: Tianna Francis  
My startup is a buisness that specializes in exfoliating and replenishing the skin in your private parts while being safe to use, but also effective.

Best Brand Division Competition

Best Brand - 1st Place — $2,500.00

The Mississippi Hat Company

Founder: Christopher Nalls  
The Mississippi Hat Company is a hat company that sells custom millinery ranging from Kentucky derby, church hats, men's hats and fascinators.

Best Brand - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

Happy&Co.

Founder: Anna Lewis  
Happy&Co. originally started as an idea to raise awareness for mental health, but as I have gone along the journey of building this brand I have found that we can advocate for more than just mental health. The vision behind the brand is to create a community built on the principles of happiness and unity. We want to do this by supporting different foundations for different causes. For example, we want to support breast cancer awareness in October by creating a pink collection. We will then give a percentage of our profits to an organization related to breast cancer awareness. Happy&Co. is more than just a company, we have a purpose. We offer consumers the opportunity to take action on real issues. We want to create a widely known brand by simply selling happiness.

Best Brand - 3rd Place — $500.00

Omni Organics

Founder: Andrew Moran  
A company based on raising ecological awareness by producing 100% biodegradable/organic products. Products include apparel, primarily t-shirts, medicinal plant products and extracts, and research pertaining to recently released literature.

Best Brand - People's Choice — $250.00

The Mississippi Hat Company

Founder: Christopher Nalls  
The Mississippi Hat Company is a hat company that sells custom millinery ranging from Kentucky derby, church hats, men's hats and fascinators.

The Wolf Apparel

Founder: Riley Baker  
It is a streetwear brand centered around the idea of creativity and color. Apparel will start of being made of cotton but eventually turn to being hemp based.

Asia Tillman

Founder: Asia Tillman  
All TRU is an apparel brand that is meant to empower and inspire the everyday fashionista with extraordinary style and grace.

Boogee Boutique, LLC

Founder: Shaniya Moore  
Boogee is a lifestyle brand created to empower and encourage youth and adults. As a lifestyle brand, Boogee is designed to be a catalyst of change to help individuals find their true worth in God, live in purpose; and in a society that is the same, encourage individuals to have courage to be different. Boogee's message of empowerment is shared through fashion. It is where faith meets fashion and it is in our hope that in our brand's message we are able to connect and challenge the barriers of society to empower people , young or old, to find what makes them Boogee.

Best Brand - 1st Place — $2,500.00

Brooke's Botanicals

Founder: Brooke Bain  
More than just a nursery, we’re serious plant collectors ourselves. We specialize in growing hard to find tropical houseplants. We ship year-round across the United States.

Best Brand - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

The Mississippi Hat Co

Founder: Christopher Nalls  
Millinery company designing custom millinery in womens hats, fascinators, felt hats, fedoras, & more

Best Brand - 3rd Place — $500.00

2 Official Kustoms

Founder: Calysia Moore  
2 Official Kustoms is a streetwear brand that specializes in the personalization of apparel, shoes, leather bags, accessories, and many more. Not only that, but we also provide a shoes/leather bag restoration service for your favorite old shoes that have been collecting dust, falling apart, or simply aren't in the best condition and you just want them touched up. Through airbrush painting, heat transfer printing, and patch work mediums we provide a customization service that is different from our competitors. We offer website designs for certain shoes, but we take commission orders yearly. We take pride in our customer satisfaction and overall experience, so we provide one on one consultation to ensure we get your memory pieces correct the first time. Along with that, we keep a constant flow of communication to make sure that the customer absolutely loves the final product.

Best Brand - People's Choice — $250.00

Brooke's Botanicals

Founder: Brooke Bain  
More than just a nursery, we’re serious plant collectors ourselves. We specialize in growing hard to find tropical houseplants. We ship year-round across the United States.

Know Your

Founder: Cavian Bolton  
Know yourself, know your heart, know your mind, know your body, know your soul, know your family, know your husband, know your wife, and etc. the overall goal is to know you.

Thechiquefactory

Founder: Daisha Hall  
Thechiquefactory is an online boutique that drives young girls and women to be confident and to be fearless in the pursuit of expressing their true, authentic selves. The business has been in operation for almost two years, & I am currently working on a clothing brand expansion.

New Product Division II Competition

New Product II - 1st Place — $2,500.00

Mycelium Leather

Founder: Stone Vincent  
Development of entirely biodegradable, sustainably produced, vegan leathers consisting of fungal mycelium. Materials are naturally stable, scratch-resistant, and hydrophobic, which makes them an ideal alternative to current leather products on the mass market. Materials can be grown more efficiently and with fewer resources than other leather materials available to date.

New Product II - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

ScriptClick

Founder: Taylor Barr  
We provide ways for actors to learn their lines faster and for theatres to work more effectively.

New Product II - 3rd Place — $500.00

MisoTek

Founder: Timothy Wunrow  
Selective noise cancelling technology for people suffering from Misophonia to remove trigger sounds from their environment without isolating them.

New Product II - People's Choice — $250.00

Mycelium Leather

Founder: Stone Vincent  
Development of entirely biodegradable, sustainably produced, vegan leathers consisting of fungal mycelium. Materials are naturally stable, scratch-resistant, and hydrophobic, which makes them an ideal alternative to current leather products on the mass market. Materials can be grown more efficiently and with fewer resources than other leather materials available to date.

Les Pieds~Chic

Founder: Chinwe Okorie  
Les Pieds~Chic is a Fashion shoe design and manufacturing company. We are focused in offering quality, stylish, fashionable, and sexy shoes to our clients. Our high focus in quality allows sturdiness of our shoes. We source experts in shoe manufacturing using comfortable, breathable, and fashionable materials to design our shoes. Purposefully, to achieve fashionable and high-quality shoes for your feet and for an around the clock wear.

Novelty House

Founder: Nathaniel Williams  
Novelty House is a subscription-based streaming service that allows avid bookworms to read books through a thrilling, mobile readership platform; anywhere and anytime. We're the literary equivalent of enticing TV shows, right on your phone! We make reading and publishing easy through our user and writer-friendly platform and are transforming how we produce and consume books by giving readers affordable and engaging content across several genres; We encourage authors to relinquish their inner writer and propel their careers at the forefront of subscription-based authorship. We offer unique content and writers innovative ways to build an audience and monetize their work.

Portable Osteometric Device (P.O.D.)

Founder: Eric Anderson  
The Portable Osteometric Devices (P.O.D.) is a new research tool for measuring bone length using laser sensors. These devices use time-of-flight technology to measure to increase researchers' accuracy and precision for measuring bone length.

DTT App

Founder: Nate Phillips  
Teachers of special needs individuals make use of an approach called discrete trial training to teach low-level learners. This process is very burdensome and requires the creation of physical decks (typically on note cards) and intensive data collection. Our application automates this process. This is expected to provide value to teachers by reducing the time costs for building decks, eliminating effort spent creating and maintaining data sheets, and by potentially increasing involvement among other stakeholders.

New Product II - 1st Place — $2,500.00

REMS

Founder: Liam Nelson  
A residential demand response aggregator that serves to bridge the gap between the electric utility and the customer for demand response. Provides software solutions that automates and streamlines monitoring and load shedding.

New Product II - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

Diversified Food Solutions

Founder: Sawyer Wyatt Smith  
Diversified Food Solutions is a service driven company that offers innovative solutions & products to large and small food processing companies of any sector.

New Product II - 3rd Place — $500.00

Can-cealer

Founder: Woody Watson  
Can-cealer will be the solution for keeping canned beverages cold, secure ,and discrete wjhile in keeping the beverage in the can. Can-cealer will be an insert that fits over cans that can be placed inside of a cup. The product will come with a cup and straw, and the insert will fit into multiple large sized cups and have the ability to have almost any straw used.

New Product II - People's Choice (tie) — $250.00

BECreative Energy

Founder: Colby Freeman  
We plan to make use of municipal waste as a feedstock for small-scale gasification so that we can generate renewable electricity, and more significantly, isolate carbon dioxide using pressure vacuum swing adsorption technology to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions.

Brick and Mortar Division Competition

Brick and Mortar - 1st Place — $2,500.00

oLive Juicery LLC

Founder: Alyssa Olive  
oLive is pronounced alive, because every product that we offer is geared toward helping you improve your quality of life. We sell fruit and vegetable juices that are made from produce only. There are no artificial colors or flavors! All of our products are vegan and clean. oLive's juicing process strips the produce of it insoluble fiber, allowing your body to absorb the nutrients from fruits and vegetables instantly and without the effort of digestion. Juicing is used to heal all kinds of minor and serious health issues. We started oLive by selling juice at our local farmers market. After a few months, the strong demand for our drinks along with the personal improvements that our regular customers reported encouraged my to take this business to the next level. oLive will be opening a storefront selling cold-pressed juices, whole food smoothies, herbal teas, and all natural skin products this semester.

Brick and Mortar - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

LTM Cheesecakes and More

Founder: Lamicheal Moss  
My business is an unique cheesecake bakery with additional desserts being featured weekly. It will provide an additional locations for people to get desserts.

Brick and Mortar - 3rd Place — $500.00

JT Greek shop

Founder: Jazzmin Butler  
National Pan-Hellenic Council also known as Divine 9 (Historically Black Greek-Letter Organizations) having a store catered to them, their style, and culture. Featuring other black owned businesses, while also having custom made pieces. I will also be using Silk screening for the designs .

Brick and Mortar - People's Choice — $250.00

LTM Cheesecakes and More

Founder: Lamicheal Moss  
My business is an unique cheesecake bakery with additional desserts being featured weekly. It will provide an additional locations for people to get desserts.

TouchedByTia

Founder: Jertia Evans  
My startup will be an all inclusive one stop shop. I want to offer my community a place where they can get their hair done, eyelash extension, and custom made clothes. Eventually I would like to add a couple nail techs and other hair dressers.

Insert Coin Arcade

Founder: Joshua Hamann  
A family-friendly arcade that brings you back in time; a retro feel to a modern arcade. Featuring arcade games old and new, there is something everyone will love. With the addition of glow in the dark mini-golf and laser tag, friend and family gatherings can be made even more memorable. And when you are feeling hungry, you can go to the diner and bar area, where friends and families can enjoy great food without breaking the bank.

The Capsule Hall

Founder: Jordan Bryant  
With sleep deprivation and stress increasing with college students, Capsule Hall is a solution for MSU students. Inspired by the Japanese pod hotel, Capsule Hall is a place where faculty and students (especially those who has to drive to and from campus) can go in order to rest between classes and studying sessions.

Curl Crew Beauty

Founder: Arianna Howell  
Curl Crew Beauty sells ,markets, and informs about black-owned haircare brands ,informs about haircare down to the ingredients while supporting the Buy Black initiative.

Made by Ashley Mac

Founder: Ashley McLemore  
Made by Ashley Mac provides melt in your mouth decorated sugar cookies and moist buttercream cakes that are made with quality ingredients. It specializes in custom treats for any special occasion in the Starkville, MS area.

Foodville

Founder: ShaCariana Kornegay  
Foodville is a foodtruck company that gives customers the opportunity of creating their own appetizing meal by building their loaded fries.

Brick and Mortar - 1st Place — $2,500.00

K.P. Candle & Co., LLC

Founder: Kennedi Parks  
K.P Candle & Co.’s is designed to create high-quality candles made with love, while also encouraging each customer to be kind to their minds and protect their peace. Our candle company was founded with the intentions of emphasizing the importance of mental health and mindfulness. Our focused strategy differentiates our product by delivering a message through each candle, so each customer is reminded to participate in some form of self-care in their own lives. Each sale is accompanied with a special thank you card, affirmation statement, and a reminder to always indulge in self-care. Unlike other brands, K.P. Candle & Co. products do not contain chemicals or harsh ingredients. Both candles and wax melts are 100% all-natural and soy based. Additionally, we have self-care essentials that adds to the main focus of this company.

Brick and Mortar - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

Kenya Imagines LLC

Founder: Kenya Thompson  
An art business that creates and sells artwork as well as commissions for drawing and photography.

Brick and Mortar - 3rd Place — $500.00

TheBargainista

Founder: Alexis Weathersby  
The Bargainista is a trendy, fashion forward resale store that specializes in women’s clothing, shoes, & accessories at an affordable price. It is our passion to create a business that is eco & fiscally responsible.

Brick and Mortar - People's Choice — $250.00

Aytchs Kitchen

Founder: Isaiah Aytch  
My startup is cooking because it gives opportunities to learn by venturing into new territories, which motivates me.cooking for other people is a great opportunity for both parties because they don’t have to eat the same thing everyday on campus by cooking for others is Feeling connected to others is a cornerstone of being human. This connection is no small thing it can also lead to increased happiness, better health, and longer lives.

The Walk N Closet

Founder: Allyah Keith  
A mobile consignment shop to bring versatility to Starkville and MSU’s campus in the form of second hand clothing and accessories , while reducing waste in the fashion industry, and doing something I love.

GRL PWR, LLC.

Founder: Mallory Nicholson  
We are a women’s only fitness center, focused around empowering women and women’s health, beyond just physical. GRL PWR strives to protect women’s privacy in the face of harassment and negative interactions very popular in gyms by men.

New Product Division III Competition

New Product III - 1st Place — $2,500.00

Answers Analytics

Founder: James Watters  
Real-time football analytics and data visualization. Currently all analytics tools on the market are useless in the coach's pressbox because they use the internet. We took it offline. We categorize and visualize data in coaches terms. No more arbitrary metrics.

New Product III - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

Dealio

Founder: Cameron Maddox  
Dealio provides tonight's food and drink deals in a curated text to our users. Instead of users having to scan through social media, blog posts, or websites, the daily deals are sent in a single text to provide users more information about where to go out to eat or drink.

New Product III - 3rd Place — $500.00

Aerostrip LLC

Founder: Clayton Spaulding  
Aerostrip is a product which works to reduce rain spatter on windshields when driving in precipitation.

New Product III - People's Choice — $250.00

Dealio

Founder: Cameron Maddox  
Dealio provides tonight's food and drink deals in a curated text to our users. Instead of users having to scan through social media, blog posts, or websites, the daily deals are sent in a single text to provide users more information about where to go out to eat or drink.

HEAD ON, LLC.

Founder: Tai Evans  
A helmet drying apparatus that dries sweat out of helmets to prevent bacteria growth and reduce moisture in helmets.

The Bobble

Founder: Neil Hickman  
Our product is a feeding bottle for baby cattle.

New Product III - 1st Place — $2,500.00

unTriggered

Founder: Timothy Wunrow  
A selective noise-cancelling AI for people suffering from Misophonia that can target specific sounds and remove them from audio while leaving the rest of the audio intact.

New Product III - 2nd Place — $1,000.00

ABA Discrete Trial Training App

Founder: Nate Phillips  
Our app supports special education teachers who are required to use ABA therapy/discrete trial training (DTT) for their students. This app simplifies and improves the process of creating cards, running students through DTT, managing student decks, and outputting student data. This will enable special education teachers to reclaim a significant amount of time in their day that is currently lost to paperwork, upkeep, and data recording.

New Product III - 3rd Place — $500.00

Humo

Founder: Erin Parker  
Humo is a wearable technology and athletic software startup that creates devices for use in sporting training and exercise. Our initial prototypes hope to close the foot-ankle data gap that exists in the sports market so that trainers and athletes can collect data outside of the gym.

New Product III - People's Choice — $250.00

Hush! Puppy, LLC

Founder: Garrison Walker  
Hush! Puppy is a PLA plastic construct with a neodymium magnet inside that works as a silencer for all MSU fans' cowbells. Our team is comprised of 2 teenagers from Starkville, MS; a senior in high school at a sophomore at MSU. Our product is durable, easy to use, and a great tool for a common issue around our area.

Alumni Pitch Competition

Alumni Division - 1st Place — $1,000.00

Casey Interactive

Founder: Landon Casey  
Prototype and Product Development Company that helps to bring ideas to life.

Alumni Division - 2nd Place — $500.00

Learn Animation Bootcamp

Founder: Terrence Green Jr  
My startup teaches people how to make animated videos in weeks using a drag and drop software

Alumni Division - People's Choice — $250.00

Learn Animation Bootcamp

Founder: Terrence Green Jr  
My startup teaches people how to make animated videos in weeks using a drag and drop software

Alumni Division - 3rd Place — $250.00

Utter (https://utter.fun/)

Founder: Justin Matthews  
Utter is a social media trivia game that pulls the VIRAL moments from Twitter and puts them in the action. You plug in you and your friends accounts and you guess who tweeted what. If you don't have a twitter account that is no problem, because we have categories where we've handpicked the best accounts from sports, movies, and parodies for you to play on. This game is the only one of its kind. You can play it at a small gathering or over Zoom. There are no downloads required, no twitter account required, and all fun.

Safe Swipe

Founder: Marshall Davis  
Capturing the market of phone sanitizing in public places with the Automatic Phone Cleaning Station that is Safe Swipe

Learn Animation Bootcamp

Founder: Terrence Green  
Learn Animation Bootcamp is an academy where organization, kids, and freelancers can learn how to create animation.

The Farm at Starkville

Founder: Alex Mayfield  
The Farm is a family-friendly agritourism venue inviting visitors to have fun while learning about Mississippi’s #1 industry- agriculture. A corn mazes, pumpkin patch, wagon ride, mercantile space and more create a fun environment for all ages to enjoy.

Who will decide

JUDGES

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Anna Barker

VP, Business Development, Glo

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Daniel Herrington

Product Manager, Vroom

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Virginia Trinkle

Director of Shopper Operations, Shipt

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Stephen Buehler

CEO / Founder, Astra Ventures

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John Walters

Director for NIGP, Periscope Holdings

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Paul Luckett

Technology Adviser, No Sky Solutions

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Wes Bowen

Co-Founder / Sr. Partner, Harvest Group

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Tony Jeff

CEO, InnovateMS

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Jabari Edwards

CEO, J5 SOLUTIONS

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Boyce Adams, Sr.

CEO (ret.), BankTEL Systems

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Jim Lowery

Managing Director Strategy, mTrade

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Lee Harris

GM, CFO (ret.), SGK Landscapes

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Jason Henderson

Co-founder, Birmingham Insurance Group

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Hagan Walker

Founder & CEO, The Glo Group

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Jonathan Chilliams

Founder, Reale Digital

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Neil Mylet

Farmer and Inventor, MyletX

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8-12 April, 2019

Fowlkes Auditorium, Colvard Student Union,
Starkville, MS

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