Eric Hill


  • Director E Center
  • VBOC Advisory Board



Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach (CEO) at Mississippi State University. In this role, Eric assists students, faculty and staff in developing business models to transform inventions into profit-seeking innovations. Under his leadership, MSU’s entrepreneurship activity has grown more than threefold, driving a pipeline of more than 100 new startups annually. Eric found his passion for technology startups at age 16 when he founded HillTech, a web management company that grew to support clients in 15 states before acquisition after five years. He has also led operations of four other startups in software, securities, and print media with teams as large as 40 part-time employees.