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The Mantle Team

622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS, 39216

Mantle is an office and a community. A place where ideas are collaborated upon, built, and spit shined. Whether you are coworking independently in our space or as one of our incubator companies, Mantle is a fun, free flowing, technologically synced workplace that is perfect for startup companies. Come for the affordable office, stay for the invaluable community! You can also check in with the Mantle team for all types of startup help, whether its business development, legal assistance, or design inspiration. Come grow at Mantle.

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Events

Jun
15
12:30 PM12:30

MS Craft Beer Festival | FRF + CCB + SBC

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Come join Mantle. City Club before and after The Craft Beer Festival at Duling School.

Fondren Renaissance Foundation, in cooperation with Capital City Beverages, Inc. and Southern Beverage Company, presents the annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival on the grounds of Duling Hall in Fondren.

Over 100 beers are presented for sampling by over two dozen breweries. Special emphasis is placed on breweries within Mississippi and nearby bordering states with brewer representatives on-hand to discuss their products and brewing methods.

All festival tickets offer attendees the ability to come and go from the tasting grounds (through 8:30 p.m.) The 2018 Mississippi Craft Beer Festival is scheduled for Friday, June 15th.

Tickets will go on sale March 15th.

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May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Live Podcast: Casey Combest

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Steve Case - founder of AOL - just finished a bus tour through middle America he calls the "Rise of the Rest" bus tour. On his bus tour Case landed in Dallas, Memphis, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Louisville.

Why not Jackson?

Lunches and happy hours and yards of editorial inches are had and written every month in Mississippi talking about "Brain Drain". Mississippi is the only state in the Southeast that not only doesn't have above a 2.5% growth rate, but rather has a negative population growth rate. Technology companies in Jackson and Mississippi are novelties, not the future of our State.

Why is that?

All of these questions and more are what Casey Combest, the host of the Made in Mississippi podcast, is asking as part of a new podcast on technology in Mississippi. 


Casey will be interviewing Mantle. Founder Christopher Lomax in the Living Room in a Live Podcast interview. Come grab a craft beer and participate in the pressing conversation about the future of Mississippi's economy.

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May
7
4:00 PM16:00

Case of the Mondays: Cinco, no Siete!

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Happy First Monday of May!

Don't forget that we will have a case of craft beer in the Living Room at the City Club starting at 4pm. Be sure to come keep celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Beers and Guac from our Friends and City Club Partner Babalu!

#onejxn #cityclubpartners #mantlewallet #caseofthemondays

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Apr
29
3:30 PM15:30

Hello, World: StartupBus

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We are stoked to have StartupBuses rolling through Jackson and Mississippi again this year! Come check out what entrepreneurs from across the country as they are building new companies on their several day road trip down to the Big Easy!

Mississippi Development AuthorityInnovate Mississippi, and Mantle. will be co-hosting this very cool "rest stop" with craft beer, Sal + Mookies, and DJ SCRAP DIRTY!

Doors open from 3pm to 9pm to mix and remix!

Apply to StartupBus

See what Find it in Fondren wrote last year! (Link)

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Apr
27
to Apr 28

Hello, Oxford | Double Decker

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Mantle.  🚀 Oxford: Come Jam with Mantle. on the Oxford Square

More Launch Info Coming Soon!

The 23rd annual Double Decker Festival will be held on April 27-28, 2018. Originally inspired by the Double Decker bus that Oxford imported from England in 1994, the festival showcases Oxford as a town that supports the arts and has grown to be one of the champion events in the region.

Double Decker started with the bed of an old pickup truck serving as the stage for music, and only hosted a handful art and food vendors. Today, the event is entered around the historic Courthouse Square, and boasts a crowd of more than 60,000 people.

Now in a two-day format, Double Decker will kick-off on Friday evening with Thacker Mountain Radio hosting a live broadcast complete with music. Saturday is an all-day affair featuring nearly two hundred art and food vendors while a generous mix of both local and touring musicians take to the stage.

For more information about the lodging, directions, or general information about the festival contact Visit Oxford at 662-232-2477 or leeann@visitoxfordms.com.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

YOGA

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Come by Mantle. City Club for yoga on Wednesday at 7:00. Carly Chinn will be teaching this Wednesday. Its FREE for Mantle. members. If you are not a member yet, Come on by and we can get you signed up! 

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Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

A Cup of Sugar | The Lone Bellow

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Ardenland Presents Live from Duling Hall | Doors 7pm

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Come join Mantle. City Club before and after The Lone Bellow takes the stage at Duling Hall.

From NPR:

If there's a secret to the warm, wide-open sound of The Lone Bellow, it lies in absolute sincerity and commitment: As playful as their live shows can be, Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin and Brian Elmquist perform with openhearted, vein-bursting conviction. All three of the band's albums — including the new Walk Into A Storm — ably capture the group's earnest, agreeable charm, dispensed via songs that amble and soar.

Between 2015's Then Came The Morning and Walk Into A Storm, The Lone Bellow relocated from Brooklyn to Nashville — a move reflected by the presence of producer Dave Cobb, who's overseen star-making albums for the likes of Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson. Cobb gives Walk Into A Storm a bright, crisp, sunny sound that perfectly matches The Lone Bellow's penchant for warmly rousing, gospel-inflected Americana.

Ardenland is a Mantle. City Club Partner

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Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

A Cup of Sugar | Nikki Lane

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Ardenland Presents Live from Duling Hall | Doors 7pm

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Come join Mantle. City Club before and after Nikki Lane's stunning Nashville show live from Duling Hall.

Nikki's third album Highway Queen, out February 17th, 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock's most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence's Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane's new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. 

Openning Act: Ida May

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Apr
14
7:00 AM07:00

Mantle. Workout | Urban Ultra

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7am - 7pm | City Club (Duling)

Email rick@growatmantle.com if you are interested in forming a Pub Run Ultra Team - Basically running circles with friends and drinking beer...

The Fondren Urban Ultra is a 12 hour timed road race for individual runners and relay teams. The 3.1 mile loop is run in the beautiful neighborhood of Fondren in Jackson with a mix of hills and flat sections. The relay teams can be made up of 2-4 runners. Each loop begins and ends at Fondren Church where you can place your nutrition, tent, coolers, etc. Run one lap or 20 laps, test your limits, run your first ultra distance or a few miles....this race is for you!

Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, support, and grow trail and ultra running in the area. There are no transfers or refunds for MUTS events. Visit mutsrunning.org for more information

Rules: individual racers and relay teams must check in each lap. Individual runners can take breaks but must remain in the staging area. Relay teams must always have one runner on the course. A full 5k lap has to be completed in the 12 hour time limit to be counted.

More Rules: Fondren Ultra Online

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Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Fondren After 5 always First Thursdays

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Fondren After 5 Always First Thursdays, a neighborhood open house to enjoy all things local from restaurants and bakeries, bars and coffee houses to select, boutique retail stores and a unique mix of merchants mixed in throughout the streets.

Check out Fondren City Club Partners: Link to Partners

E+D: Apothecary, Babalu, Barrelhouse, Basil's, Brent's, Caet, Campbell's, Fondren Public, La Brioche, Roosters, Saltine, Sal + Mookies, Walker's Drive In

Retail: Bliss, Blithe + Vine, Fondren Cellars, Mozingo, The Pet Shop, Swell-o-Phonic

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Apr
2
4:00 PM16:00

Case of the Mondays: WeHeartJxn

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Happy First Monday of April!

Don't forget that we will have a case of craft beer in the Living Room at the City Club starting at 4pm. Be sure to come celebrate Jackson beer with a little networking and a Lucky Town as we celebrate the new Mantle. Wallet and our JXN Partners!

Also - let us walk you through our new Mantle. Groups Digital Space!

#onejxn #cityclubpartners #mantlewallet #caseofthemondays

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Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Fam Friday | Outdoor Movie Night

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Highland Village is bringing back Fam Friday! Grab your kiddos and kick off the Easter holiday weekend with an outdoor movie and pajama party in The Courtyard. 

Enjoy the hit new release Coco, popcorn, and more! Arrive early around 6:30 and play games, bring a picnic or pick up to-go from one of the many restaurants located throughout the shopping center. Sleeping bags and pjs are encouraged! Door prizes start at 7 and movie will roll at sundown!

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Jan
15
5:30 PM17:30

MLK Weekend: Have a Dream

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr Weekend!

 

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase."


Often when we am looking for inspirational quotes for our Facebook feed or to put on the “Pearls of Wisdom” board at Mantle., We find ourselves returning to the wealth of quotes given to us by Martin Luther King. Dr. King’s quotes are so very powerful given the context in which he originally gave them.

However, most all of us will never wake to our homes being firebombed or lead a quarter of a million people on Washington to tell them about our dreams. King’s time was fraught and urgent and great, his time dwarfs the context for which we seek out his quotes, yet we return time and time again.

This weekend, as we reflect on the life, death, and legacy of one of the greatest and most consequential Americans to ever breathe our imperfect air, we can also reflect on Dr. King as an innovator, a disruptor, and an entrepreneur. His “Dream” was based in an entirely different “cloud” — however, I am sure that if he were alive today he could have imagined an app for organizing for freedom and equality — but he changed the rules and pressed forward in the face of a harsh reality. The gravity of what King was fighting for does not nearly translate into the “struggles” into what startup founders or new businesses are working towards, but his words still do translate:
 

Everything worth doing is hard; do it with people who care about the cause as much as you do.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

Starting something worthwhile means having a short memory and being a little bit crazy.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

There are a thousand logical reasons not to do something at any given moment, go with your gut.

The time is always right to do what is right.

You cannot innovate listening to everybody else; Henry Ford put it this way: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Diversity is more than a buzz-word. You can’t know everything, you should learn from other’s experiences. We are stronger when we are pulling together.

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

Hemingway called it “Grace under pressure.” Making a mark takes courage.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
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Jan
8
4:00 PM16:00

Case of the Mondays

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Our Monthly Monday Member Happy Hour is a week late this Month. But, its with Champagne! (Thanks, 2018!)

We will have a case of Sparkling Wine available to the first members to show up and get it! Come see what everyone's resolutions are! 21+ only.

Members only. Guests accompanied by Members welcome.

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Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Ladies Night

Lean In Takes Over Mantle for FFT

Mantle is excited to have Lean In Mississippi take over Mantle for Fondren's First Thursday on September 1, 2016. Lean In will feature four women entrepreneurs for Startup Happy Hour where anyone can come have a beer, a popsicle, and learn how these Mississippi women are leaning in to the future.

Lean In Mississippi is a women’s professional group inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Lean In's mission is to help women in Mississippi advance their careers by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. "We know that Mississippi is a tough place to be a woman in the workforce – and in order to drive change, we need to work together to encourage more women to step into larger roles to help shape the future of our communities and our state," says Kate McNeel, a founder of Lean In.

The Four Featured Women Entrepreneurs taking the spotlight on Thursday evening are:

  • Dawn Dugle is a former journalist turned Business Storytelling Consultant and Trainer. She is the CEO of Dugle Media and works with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and even state agencies around the country. Dawn trains her clients how to tell their business' story.
  • Talamieka Brice is a visual storyteller and CEO of Brice Media. She is the only graphic designer in Mississippi to be featured in Graphic Design USA in that magazine’s 50-year history. Brice Media is also a certified woman-owned business in the state of Mississippi.
  • Hollidae Morrison wants to save the planet, one recycled plastic bottle at a time. She knows when it comes to being eco-friendly, some people feel it’s a little too big a task. That’s why she founded Easily Eco, a platform to show “daily conservation made easy”.
  • Emily Caraway is using her entrepreneurial spirit as an independent fashion consultant with LuLaRoe – a woman-owned company founded to help other women become financially independent.  

So, no matter your gender, come Lean In to the future at Mantle this Thursday!

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Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Scouted: A New Editor for TSG-Jxn.

POP THE CHAMPAGNE + YOU'RE INVITED!

There is no better way to celebrate TSG’s new Jackson Editor and its local businesses than with pops & bubbles!! We are thrilled to invite all of TSG startup businesses and established companies to join Mantle + The Scout Guide on August 4th for our Startup Happy Hour! Learn about all things local at our meet and greet with editor Caroline King from 5:00-7:00. Fondren Cellars teams up for Startup Happy Hour to pair the wines of summer with unique pops from Fondren vendor Pop Culture. All Jacksonians and others are welcome on August 4th to meet the best of local businesses as well.

CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF TSG?

For more information about The Scout Guide Jackson, visit www.thescoutguide.com/jackson. To request a copy of the guide, visit Mantle or email cking@thescoutguidejackson.com.

OTHER SCOUTED BUSINESSES + FRIENDS IN FONDREN

This is why we love TSG: because great minds think alike! Check out these businesses, and read more about them here.

Blithe & Vine + CAET + Walkers Drive-In + Cups + Fondren Cellars + La Brioche 

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Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Launch Party

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Come join us as we ring in the launch of Mantle Co.working at Duling School in Fondren. We will be offering food, beverages, music, and tours of our new and improved space! Members and non-members alike can come celebrate with the Mantle Team on the beginning of our new era. So, put us on your calendar, and come by and see us at 622 Duling Avenue, above Babalu.

FEATURED MISSISSIPPI STARTUPS:

(Starting at 10am)

Blue Delta Blue Jeans (Oxford) will be fitting custom jeans for men and women starting at 10am and going until y’all stop wanting new jeans!

S.O. Terec (Jackson) a socially conscience t-shirt company (and soon to be jewelry) will be offering their latest line of t’s for sale in our co.working room.

BEER, COFFEE, AND POPS:

(Starting at 4pm)

Yalobusha Brewing Company (Water Valley) will be talking about several of their brews which we will have on tap in our living room.

Pop Culture Popsicles (Fondren) will have free pops in our slide-top freezer, including one flavor specially made for Mantle.

Coffee will be brewing, of course.

SPEAKER HAPPY HOUR:

(Starting at 5:45pm)

The Honorable Delbert Hosemann will be talking about entrepreneurship and startups in Mississippi and how his office has been working to grease the tracks for founders and startups.

(Directly following)

Jeff Good will be discussing why Jackson is a great town for starting a new business and problems/solutions for small business founders.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

(Catch more on these talented ladies: here)

Anne Bryant - Photographer (www.annebryantphotography.com)

Ginger Williams Cook - Painter, mixed media (www.gingerwilliamscook.com)

Chavanne McDonald - Painter (http://www.chavanne-mcdonald.com)

MUSIC:

(Starting at 4:45 and c. 7pm)

Duck Holmes: Blues before and after the happy hour speakers in the Living Room.

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Delta Jeans Visits Mantle.

Go Bespoke.

Oxford, Mississippi all-american jean company Delta Blue Jeans is visiting Jackson for Fondren's First Thursday - April as part of Mantle's Launch Party. The custom jean company will be fitting bespoke jeans at Mantle starting at 10am Thursday, April 7th in the lounge based conference room at Mantle. Stop in all day to grab a coffee, popsicle or beer while you check out the place and get a slick or sexy new pair of jeans from a great Mississippi company. 

Visit http://bluedeltajeans.com to learn more.

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

S.O. Terec Hawks Good Will T's on Thursday

Look good, Feel good.

Socially conscience t-shirt company S.O. Terec shared some thoughts on starting a small business in Mississippi leading up to their show at Mantle's launch party this Thursday. S.O.T. will have a large selection of their t's for purchase - each purchase also makes a donation to the Mississippi Food Network.

Learn more: http://www.feedamouthinthesouth.com

In a few sentences describe your company (including the founders), where you are in the startup cycle? Do you have any interesting stats about your company/product/etc. that you would like to share? 

We started with t-shirts and are in the process of offering jewelry; we use an eye catching symbol to represent support of neighbors here in our state. We are in the fourth year of business and through our efforts have been able to provide tens of thousands of meals to hungry Mississippians via the Mississippi Food Network. 


How did you choose Mississippi and where you chose to root as a business?

Mississippi was the inspiration for the company's mission. When I came back to Mississippi this was part of my rooting down at home. 


What were some things in starting your company in Mississippi that made business life easier? 

The incredible support of the State's good-hearted people. This is a movement larger than a single, social enterprise. We as consumers have the ability to influence the way goods and services are offered by being conscious of how you elect to spend your dollars. 


What is one thing about working in Mississippi that you would tell someone who is on the fence about starting up in Mississippi vs another state?  

We have incredibly gifted creative minds here, MS is a business friendly environment, and of course the quality of life for the price is hard to beat. 
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