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Celebrating Mississippi’s Innovators

These are just a few of the bright sparks of innovation in our state that we’re super proud to celebrate. If there’s someone who inspires you, let us know their story below

Dr. Nashlie Sephus

Founder, The Bean Path & JXN Tech District

Reshonda Perryman

Creative Design Manager & Iconic artist at Visit Jackson

Gary Butler

CEO of Camgian

Hagan Walker

CEO of Glo

Barrett Higgenbotham

Creative Director, Pathos Botanicals

Arden Barnett

Ardenland, Founder

MWB-powered Initiatives

Fast Forward Mississippi is an MWB-powered initiative that is working to develop and enact policies that talent attention and retention in Mississippi, an issue commonly referred to as “brain drain.” The initiative has focused on crafting legislation, working in an advisory capacity to several relevant committees and oversight boards dedicated to boosting Mississippi’s entrepreneur ecosystem.
Kids Code Mississippi is an initiative which promotes computer science education among youth. Our advocacy work led to the launch of Mississippi’s K-12 computer science education pilot, CS4MS, and has continued with hackathons for underserved communities, work spearheading the Congressional App Challenge in Mississippi, review of Mississippi Computer Science standards, and programs to raise awareness of CS education opportunities among Mississippi elected officials.

who inspires you

Let us know their story below.

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