Before pitching to the Bulldog Angel Network, the company moved through the stages of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach’s VentureCatalyst program at MSU, which guides companies through the initial stages of launching a start-up.
“The Bulldog Angel Network is excited about DueTT’s product idea and business plan and happy to have helped enable their company launch,” said Wade Patterson, MSU alumnus and Bulldog Angel Network president. “With the help of Mississippi State’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach, we have invested in five student companies since we started and are in the process on three more investments.”
White said that while he may not use the specifics of agricultural engineering with the company, the critical thinking and perseverance capabilities he learned in his classes have helped him run a company. Now that the company is receiving funding, he said he is glad it is coming from fellow Bulldogs.