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"Startup Weekend Jackson" leads to business startups

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Business could soon get a boost thanks to Innovate Mississippi and several entrepreneurs.

The second annual Startup Weekend Jackson began Friday on the Millsaps College campus. 

Sunday night, at the conclusion of the event, participants heard final presentations from business developers. Ideas such as a travel app and military vehicle designs were included in the think tank session.

Three winners were selected for their unique ideas, that could boost the state's business climate.

"Part of our mission at Innovate Mississippi is to help drive innovation based business creation, and innovation based businesses help build up our economy something that the state of Mississippi needs more of," said Innovate Mississippi Entrepreneurial Development Manager Tasha Bibb.

65 people from across the state participated in Startup Weekend Jackson.

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