Delta Challenge Kick-off in Memphis


The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is kicking-off the Delta Challenge on September 18th in Memphis, TN.  This event will take place in the heart of Downtown Memphis bringing together entrepreneurs for workshops, networking, keynote speakers, and a pitch competition. Check out the schedule below and register here!


Schedule of Events

1:00 PM

Workshop Option: Accelerators 101 – Alumni Panel

Want to take your startup to the next level? Learn from alumni what an accelerator entails and if it’s the right next step for you.

Location: Start Co. (88 Union Ave 2nd Floor)

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Workshop Option: Brand Strategy Canvas

Your brand is a crucial aspect of your company. Learn from the best at archer>malmo on how to create the right brand for your startup.

Location: Archer>Malmo (65 Union Ave 5th Floor)


2:00 PM

Networking at Start Co. 


3:00 PM

Workshop Option: Term Sheet Negotiation

Are you ready for investment? Not sure what terms you should settle on? Innova and Baker Donelson have put together this phenomenal workshop that will help guide you through term sheets.

Location: Start Co. (88 Union Ave 2nd Floor)

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Workshop Option: Lean Product Development 

Don’t waste your time building a complete product. The team at archer>malmo will help guide you through product development so you aren’t wasting time and resources on unnecessary features.

Location: Archer>Malmo (65 Union Ave 5th Floor)


4:00 PM

Delta Challenge Pitch Competition 

Apply by September 13th to pitch your idea or business model to panel of judges. Up to 20 startup companies will be selected to represent the eight-state region and will receive a fellowship to participate in a special segment of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW 2016).  While at NOEW, fellows will have access to programmatic seminars, workshops, and mentorship from panelists and industry experts as well as the opportunity to showcase their company to a panel of investors.

Keynote Speakers

Linda Rowe Thomas is an American fashion designer with more than 20 years experience making her debut in New York fashion week in 2015. Linda also founded the Designing Hope Foundation, a 501c3 non profit organization, benefiting young burn survivors.

Moziah “Mo” Bridges is the precocious 13-year-old CEO of Mo’s Bows Handmade Bow Ties. Moziah started his own business at age 9 and has appeared on Shark Tank, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, Stevey Harvey Show, and in the Oprah Magazine.

Location: Kress Conference Center (80 Court Ave)


7:00 PM

Evening Reception

Location: Felicia Suzanne’s (80 Monroe Ave)

All of these locations are within walking distance.  Suggested Parking: Parking Can Be Fun (79 Union Ave)