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MSU Idea Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting - Thursday, March 7, 2019

3-7-19 - Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the MSU Idea Shop
March 7, 2019
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
114 East Main Street
Starkville, MS

The Mississippi State University Idea Shop is about bringing concepts to reality – into the hands of customers –in one building. Located in a 2,000 sq.ft. retail store on Main Street in Starkville, MS, the facility houses the Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio and the MSU Retail Product Accelerator.

The Idea Shop was made possible by numerous private donors with support by the USDA Rural Business Development program and is operated by MSU’s College of Business and School of Human Sciences.

Turner A. Wingo Maker Studio
The Maker Studio provides a comprehensive assortment of design workstations, 3D printers, electronics workbenches and advanced woodworking tools not commonly available, to help people build anything imaginable. Membership is available to the general public, and various workshops are regularly hosted for newcomers to the "maker movement."

Retail Product Accelerator
The front of the Idea Shop is a fully operational retail store, featuring products sourced from student and faculty entrepreneurs, in addition to other local community startups. This provides an outlet for very early stage entrepreneurs and makers to gain direct experience in commerce and all associated functions of retailing a product, as well as a channel to test new ideas with real, paying customers.

Event Notes:
-Parking is limited downtown and may require additional time. Please contact us if you need assistance.
-Light refreshments will be served
-Attendees will be able to tour the maker space and participate in a small maker project.
-Please RSVP online to attend

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