JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Nineteen Mississippi tech and non-tech small business owners have completed the Women and Minority Entrepreneurial Development Program funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Women and Minority Entrepreneur Development Program is an entrepreneurial technical assistance program focused on developing companies led by women and minority founders. Since its inception in 2020, Innovate Mississippi has successfully provided assistance to nearly 40 new and recently established founders.
The minority and women founders who participated in the 2021 Cohort included business ideas for mobile grocery stores for food desserts, medication dispense devices for the visually impaired, and a platform for remote maintenance coordination.
Upon submission of their applications, the Cohort participants were selected then invited to join a network of peers to participate in programs that furthered their entrepreneurial education,…