In the third episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Hagan Walker and Anna Barker. Walker and Barker, the founders of the Starkville-based company Glo, discuss their company, entrepreneurialism, how their products went from a way to liven up parties to sooth autistic children at bath time and their newly renovated historic new corporate headquarters. Both Walker and Barker talk about why they decided to stay in Mississippi, how they plan to fight Brain Drain in the state and the importance of giving back to the community. The pair recently signed a licensing agreement with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, to produce toys that brighten play and bath time for children.

As budding entrepreneurs in MSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach, the duo turned a literal bright idea into a life-changing product. They continue to find new ways to give back to their community and inspire young Mississippians to follow in their footsteps.

This is Episode 3 of Mississippi Stories.

Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.