Jack Hatcher Program

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.

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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.

Categories | Spring 2018


Filetype: MP3 - Size: 29.9MB - Duration: 43:32 m (96 kbps 16000 Hz)

Mississippi State University's Center for Entrepreneurship & Outreach helps students, faculty, and community members start and grow successful companies.

We help entrepreneurs link with our more than 100,000 living alumni, learn tactical business skills, and launch real companies that help define tomorrow's markets. Through this mission we help students actually create their own dream job, strengthening a culture of entrepreneurship among the Bulldog family.