Great ideas come from DURP planners and the "TinyJXN" concept is nothing short of ground breaking! Fellow DURP Alumni Ashlee Kelly, M.A.; Akili Kelly, M.A.; and Jaynae Young, M.A. joined forces with several others visionaries: David Kinsey, Brandon Worsham, Sunny Fridge a mentor, and Chris Watkins who provided music for the YouTube video.
They all participated in Startup Weekend Jackson and pitched Jackson's first "tiny home" develoment. There were a toal of 23 pitches and this great team was selected along with seven others. The concept is to create tiny homes in distressed area of Jackson and sell a minimalist lifestyle, and customized, eco-friendly and sustainable design. Target market of the homes are students, young professionals, first-time homeowners, and empty nesters.
As first place winners, they were awarded six month space at Coalesce, legal planning from Baker Donelson, marketing consultation from ThinkWebstore as well as a Office Depot gift card.