Tasha Bibb serves as the entrepreneurial development director for Innovate Mississippi. She works with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ushering entrepreneurs along the path to commercialization. She manages the entrepreneurial development for more than 100 companies per year. Tasha organized the first Startup Weekend event in Mississippi and has organized 15 since then, in various parts of the state. She is a 1 Million Cups Jackson organizer and serves on the boards and steering committees for several community development organizations including TeamJXN, Mississippi Brain Drain Commission and many more. Additionally, she coordinates the Mississippi New Venture Challenge Annual Pitch Competition, in which teams can pitch their businesses to win cash prizes. Tasha has been named among the Mississippi Business Journal’s “50 Leading Business Women,” and the “Young Gifted & Empowered Innovator of the Year” in 2013.