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Mantle. is proud to help host and orchestrate the very first Sandbox Live! Sandbox Live is a technology, music, and film conference and festival based out of Fondren and the Duling School on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The Saturday Conference content is FREE for everyone to enjoy, including some great jazz, two films, and an array of technology offerings.
Mantle. and Sandbox Live through the technology portion of the conference seek to draw attention to the app and internet business economy in-and-around Jackson and Mississippi. The conference is hosted by over twenty partners who have banded together to feature tech startups based out of Mantle. Inc.ubator and from around Mississippi. Key production partners include Ardenland, First Commercial Bank, Butler Snow, Cabot Lodge, and Wier Boerner Allin Architecture.
The event will also feature music and independent films live from Duling School’s Auditorium. The event is free to attend with food and drinks available a la carte from Fondren area restaurants, including Apothecary, Babalu, Brent’s, La Brioche, Rooster’s, Saltine, and Sugar Ray’s Sweetshop. Access to networking events and discounted food and drinks are available by pre-purchasing All Access Passes from www.sandboxlive.io. Proceeds from Sandbox Live go towards the founding of a new coding and development academy aimed at Jackson high school seniors to be named Sandbox Prep.
Sandbox Live will feature three technology panels, including a Technology-Education Panel led by ReThink Mississippi of the William Winter Institute, a Developer Panel led by the Jackson Area Web and App Developers (JAWAD), and a technology investing panel led by Boom Jackson Magazine. The tech-side of the conference will also feature two keynote speakers, one hackathon, and a showcase of seed-stage technology companies from Mantle. and around Mississippi.
The first keynote speaker is Nick Moran from Chicago’s New Stack Ventures and host of The Full Ratchet, one of the countries most popular podcasts on venture capital investing. Nick will be chronicling Chicago’s rise from a tech-venture after-thought to a premier tech city. The second speaker is Rachael Qualls, CEO of Venture360 and a former angel network founder, and venture fund general and limited partner. Rachael will be sharing her experiences as an entrepreneur, founder, and venture capitalist as she has a unique perspective from both sides of the venture table.
A very exciting Jazz experience and two film screening opportunities will be sprinkled into the tech lineup on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Duling Auditorium. Attendees should stay tuned to Sandbox Live via Instagram and Twitter (@sandboxlivejxn) for announcements including the jazz experience and movies as they are released over the next two weeks.
A number of premium events are also available over the course of the weekend, such a networking breakfast by La Brioche, a technology investor rooftop reception and wine tasting hosted by Fondren Cellars, a vodka tasting and patio party hosted by Cathead Vodka to kick off the weekend, and a “Silent Film” version of The Wizard of Oz presented by Butler Snow on the Duling Lawn. Premium All Access Passes and additional, more detailed information about the event can be found at www.sandboxlive.io.
Mantle. Members and Friends can get All Access Passes or All Access Plus (networking + discounted food) passes 20% off using the checkout code “jxntech”.
More information about co-working at Mantle. or Mantle. Suites or its incubation program or any of the companies working in or around Mantle. is available from www.growatmantle.com. Mantle.’s technology newsletter “Sandbox” is free and can be downloaded at www.growatmantle.com/sandbox.
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We hope to see you there!