Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Podcast

by Mississippi State University, Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach

Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 30
  • Last: 22 Feb 2018
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 & Innovation at Mississippi State University.

Episodes (30)

  • Jabari Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, J5 GBL
    Jabari Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, J5 GBL
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    Published: 22 Feb 2018 Duration: 43:32
    "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 ... Read more →
    "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 ... Read more →

  • Dr. Henry Jones, Co-Founder of Kopis Mobile, LLC
    Dr. Henry Jones, Co-Founder of Kopis Mobile, LLC
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    Published: 15 Feb 2018 Duration: 59:15
    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 Mobil... Read more →
    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 Mobil... Read more →

  • Todd Gandy, Regional Sales Manager at Cisco Systems
    Todd Gandy, Regional Sales Manager at Cisco Systems
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:01:07
    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 oppo... Read more →
    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 oppo... Read more →

  • Kimberly Brown
    Kimberly Brown
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    Published: 17 Nov 2016 Duration: 58:11
    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.
    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.

  • Michael Bloesch
    Michael Bloesch
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    Published: 3 Nov 2016 Duration: 58:30
    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.
    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.

  • Chris Ewing
    Chris Ewing
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    Published: 27 Oct 2016 Duration: 59:47
    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 b... Read more →
    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 b... Read more →

  • RJ Reed
    RJ Reed
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    Published: 20 Oct 2016 Duration: 47:14
    Great restaurant flavors don't just create themselves, they're carefully designed by companies like Reed Food Technologies, based in Pearl, MS. Listen as MSU-alumni founder RJ Reed shares the story of how he built a multimillion-dollar food... Read more →
    Great restaurant flavors don't just create themselves, they're carefully designed by companies like Reed Food Technologies, based in Pearl, MS. Listen as MSU-alumni founder RJ Reed shares the story of how he built a multimillion-dollar food... Read more →

  • Danny Windham
    Danny Windham
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    Published: 6 Oct 2016 Duration: 57:48
    Danny Windham, CEO of Digium, Inc didn't originally plan on becoming an engineer or an entrepreneur. Listen as he shares his story of leading one of today's most disruptive telcom companies.
    Danny Windham, CEO of Digium, Inc didn't originally plan on becoming an engineer or an entrepreneur. Listen as he shares his story of leading one of today's most disruptive telcom companies.

  • Dr. Henry Jones
    Dr. Henry Jones
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    Published: 29 Sep 2016 Duration: 01:02:26
    In the heart of Mississippi, one company is creating technology to make tomorrow's military work smarter. Hear CEO Dr. Henry Jones share with the Fall 2016 Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar his advice to students on growing wealth, as well a... Read more →
    In the heart of Mississippi, one company is creating technology to make tomorrow's military work smarter. Hear CEO Dr. Henry Jones share with the Fall 2016 Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar his advice to students on growing wealth, as well a... Read more →

  • Shawn Linam
    Shawn Linam
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    Published: 22 Sep 2016 Duration: 59:45
    After building a successful career in space systems, it took a layoff to push three founders to start a highly successful aerospace training company. Listen as MSU-alum, co-founder and CEO Shawn Linam tells her story of how she launched Ari... Read more →
    After building a successful career in space systems, it took a layoff to push three founders to start a highly successful aerospace training company. Listen as MSU-alum, co-founder and CEO Shawn Linam tells her story of how she launched Ari... Read more →

  • Tal Clark
    Tal Clark
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    Published: 1 Sep 2016 Duration: 01:11:16
    What started as a simple idea, led to an acquisition by one of the largest financial companies in the world. Listen as MSU-alum Tal Clark kicks off our Fall 2016 Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar.
    What started as a simple idea, led to an acquisition by one of the largest financial companies in the world. Listen as MSU-alum Tal Clark kicks off our Fall 2016 Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar.

  • Rodger Johnson
    Rodger Johnson
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    Published: 14 Apr 2016 Duration: 01:13:35
    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 2016 Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar.
    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 2016 Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Seminar.

  • Sean Roberts
    Sean Roberts
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    Published: 7 Apr 2016 Duration: 59:15
    CEO of Nations Energy Solutions, Sean Roberts joins to talk about how he's built a company holding a portfolio of 1800MW of wind energy and natural gas to opening new renewable energy markets. Listen in with the Spring 2016 Jack Hatcher Ent... Read more →
    CEO of Nations Energy Solutions, Sean Roberts joins to talk about how he's built a company holding a portfolio of 1800MW of wind energy and natural gas to opening new renewable energy markets. Listen in with the Spring 2016 Jack Hatcher Ent... Read more →

  • Lloyd Solomon
    Lloyd Solomon
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    Published: 31 Mar 2016 Duration: 01:06:50
    Principal of HCS Consulting, Lloyd Solomon shares his career experience from the classroom to success as an entrepreneur growing sales for expanding multinational companies. Listen in with the Spring 2016 Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Semin... Read more →
    Principal of HCS Consulting, Lloyd Solomon shares his career experience from the classroom to success as an entrepreneur growing sales for expanding multinational companies. Listen in with the Spring 2016 Jack Hatcher Entrepreneurship Semin... Read more →

  • Everette Ramage
    Everette Ramage
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    Published: 24 Mar 2016 Duration: 01:01:21
    Retired Vice President at ADTRAN, Inc., join us as Everette Ramage shares his story from early days founding Atlanta-based Tech 21, who developed automated fuel control systems, to his experience helping to growing ADTRAN from 20 employees ... Read more →
    Retired Vice President at ADTRAN, Inc., join us as Everette Ramage shares his story from early days founding Atlanta-based Tech 21, who developed automated fuel control systems, to his experience helping to growing ADTRAN from 20 employees ... Read more →

  • Shon Myatt
    Shon Myatt
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    Published: 10 Mar 2016 Duration: 01:04:36
    Co-Founder and CTO of Babel Street, Shon Myatt shares the first steps that he took to found Babel Street, a technology company that provides intelligence from online and private sources that accurately detected the 2015 Paris terrorist atta... Read more →
    Co-Founder and CTO of Babel Street, Shon Myatt shares the first steps that he took to found Babel Street, a technology company that provides intelligence from online and private sources that accurately detected the 2015 Paris terrorist atta... Read more →

  • Tom Elmore
    Tom Elmore
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    Published: 3 Mar 2016 Duration: 50:25
    Founder and President of Eutaw Construction, Tom Elmore tells his story of building a construction company with a fleet valued at more than $35M and 36yrs of projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee... Read more →
    Founder and President of Eutaw Construction, Tom Elmore tells his story of building a construction company with a fleet valued at more than $35M and 36yrs of projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee... Read more →

  • Hibbett Neel
    Hibbett Neel
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    Published: 18 Feb 2016 Duration: 01:00:30
    Founder, President and CEO of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., join Hibbett Neel as he shares how he grew one of the largest privately held engineering firms in the south with 37 offices in nine states with 400 professional and technical employees. Lis... Read more →
    Founder, President and CEO of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., join Hibbett Neel as he shares how he grew one of the largest privately held engineering firms in the south with 37 offices in nine states with 400 professional and technical employees. Lis... Read more →

  • Jim Dow
    Jim Dow
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    Published: 4 Feb 2016 Duration: 01:08:28
    Founder and CEO of Aerotec, LLC, Jim Dow shares his story of starting one of the most successful airborne remote sensing companies and wrote one of the first books describing CAD/CAM technology. Listen in with the Spring 2016 Jack Hatcher E... Read more →
    Founder and CEO of Aerotec, LLC, Jim Dow shares his story of starting one of the most successful airborne remote sensing companies and wrote one of the first books describing CAD/CAM technology. Listen in with the Spring 2016 Jack Hatcher E... Read more →

  • Tony Jeff
    Tony Jeff
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    Published: 28 Jan 2016 Duration: 56:30
    President/CEO of Innovate Mississippi, Tony Jeff is no stranger to technology companies. Listen as Tony shares his story of coaching more than 700 entrepreneurial ventures and helping companies raise more than $130M in private financing.
    President/CEO of Innovate Mississippi, Tony Jeff is no stranger to technology companies. Listen as Tony shares his story of coaching more than 700 entrepreneurial ventures and helping companies raise more than $130M in private financing.

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