Startup Weekend Jackson meets in the Capital City

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Startup Weekend Jackson brings people together to turn ideas into businesses in just 54 hours.

This is the fifth annual event in Jackson and it has a special focus on education.

“This is a way for folks to get some hands-on experience when it comes to developing and creating a business,” said Tasha Bibb, an Entrepreneurial Manager at Innovate Mississippi.

Innovate Mississippi helps host the event.

Bibb tells us they hope participants will carry on the ideas beyond the weekend.

The event ends Sunday, May 1, 2016, with an awards ceremony.

The top three teams receive prizes from local service providers and sponsors to help them continue their businesses.

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