JSU DURP Alumni Pitch Jackson’s First “Tiny Home” Development

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.