35 episodes

Listen and learn from successful alumni & other business leaders in a 1-hour weekly talk presented by successful entrepreneurial alumni and other guests invited to speak. They will share their background, how they built their business, and general insight into overcoming challenges critical to being an entrepreneur in today’s world. This program is made possible by the Jack Hatcher Endowment for Entrepreneurship, the Bagley College of Engineering, and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach at Mississippi State University.

Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Podcast Mississippi State University, Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach

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Listen and learn from successful alumni & other business leaders in a 1-hour weekly talk presented by successful entrepreneurial alumni and other guests invited to speak. They will share their background, how they built their business, and general insight into overcoming challenges critical to being an entrepreneur in today’s world. This program is made possible by the Jack Hatcher Endowment for Entrepreneurship, the Bagley College of Engineering, and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach at Mississippi State University.

    Dr. Nashlie Sephus, Principal AI/ML Evangelist, Amazon AI

    Dr. Nashlie Sephus, Principal AI/ML Evangelist, Amazon AI

    "Some of the AI technologies we are using today, were already being used in the government and military," says Dr. Nashlie Sephus. "But what is the difference? Someone came up with an interface to make it where anybody can access the technology, and not just people who know about technology. And that was the difference." Tune in as the MSU computer engineering alum traces her inspiring path from launching her Atlanta-based startup, Partpic, to playing a pivotal role at Amazon post-acquisition, where she now spearheads a team at Amazon AI dedicated to ensuring fairness and rooting out biases

    • 53 min
    Dr. Shahram Rahimi, Co-Founder of Potentia Analytics

    Dr. Shahram Rahimi, Co-Founder of Potentia Analytics

    "Today between 20-25% of the hospitals in the nation use technologies that Potentia Analytics offers," says Dr. Shahram Rahimi, co-founder of the company. Join us as the Head of MSU's Department of Computer Science and Engineering shares insights learned from the entrepreneurial side of his career!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Jonathan Schemmel, Co-Founder of SBL Ventures

    Jonathan Schemmel, Co-Founder of SBL Ventures

    "Do you have what it takes to make it real?" asks Jon Schemmel, co-founder of SBL Ventures. In this episode, listen as the MSU industrial engineering alum shares his story of leaving a lucrative corporate management career handling over a billion dollars of P&L to launching a fast-growing laundromat empire.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Bo Bounds, Founder & Host of the Out of Bounds Show

    Bo Bounds, Founder & Host of the Out of Bounds Show

    "If rejection doesn't phase you, you're unstoppable," says Bo Bounds, founder and host of the Out of Bounds Show. Listen in as the MSU alum shares how early career advice, a little luck and timing, and perseverance helped him build an empire with millions of dollars of sports marketing sponsorship and a podcast with over 3 million downloads a year. The Out of Bounds show is a fast-paced, irreverent sports talk radio show that is driven by SEC and NFL football. You can find the morning drive-time show, Out of Bounds, on ESPN 105.9 The Zone in Jackson, MS, and Whiskey61.com, and on Apple Podcast & Spotify.

    • 58 min
    RJ Reed, Founder of Reed Food Technologies

    RJ Reed, Founder of Reed Food Technologies

    "I invested $25,000 in 1995, and today I've got a $75M company. How did that happen?" asks RJ Reed, Founder of Mississippi-based Reed Food Technology and TasteMaker. Listen in as he shares the story of his insights from difficulties early in college to a titan in the food industry.

    • 47 min
    Jabari Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, J5 GBL

    Jabari Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, J5 GBL

    "I knew I wasn't going up crystal stairs, but I was ready to climb a mountain."  Listen as Jabari Edwards, CEO of J5 GBL, talks about his "why" and tells his story from rising out of the projects in Columbus, Mississippi to build a company with more than 350 employees across seven states.

    • 43 min

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