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.
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.
Dr. Henry Jones, Co-Founder of Kopis Mobile, LLC
The path from A to B is made up of lily pads, not "following your passion", asserts Dr. Henry Jones, Co-Founder of military hardware and software provider Kopis Mobile. Listen as Dr. Jones shares his career advice, details about Kopis Mobile's story, and how to become rich.
Todd Gandy, Regional Sales Manager at Cisco Systems
The world is changing for MSU industrial engineering alumni Todd Gandy, who leads a team at Cisco Systems responsible for more than $200M in annual sales. Listen as he shares how the digital landscape is presenting more entrepreneurial opportunities than ever before and how Cisco is thinking about the future of technology.
For MSU-alum Kimberly Brown, simply designing structures wasn’t enough. Listen as she shares how she cofounded Strata Architects, which focuses on making a healthier and happier productive workforce within the buildings they design.
MSU-alumni Michael Bloesch joins the Fall 2016 Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar to tell his story of once working for famed-MSU alum David Swalm and how he continued on to raise $500M to launch Next Wave Energy.
Ever wondered how you heat and cool giant, unique buildings such as the giant pyramid in Memphis, TN? Join us as Chris Ewing, co-founder and CEO of Ewing Kessler shares his story with the Fall 2016 Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar of building one of the country's largest HVAC engineering firms.