LET'S START SOMETHING GREAT.

Innovate Mississippi accelerates startups and drives entrepreneurship throughout the state.
If you've got a business idea, we'd like to hear about it.

What We Do

We strengthen and grow the culture of innovation in Mississippi.

Learn how we can help you.

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We work directly with pre-revenue and post-revenue startups to develop your business strategies, find funding and grow your business.

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We've organized all investor resources in Mississippi to help our clients secure early-stage funding.

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Mississippi Coding Academies produces full-stack computer coders and developers and Code Mississippi brings together the coding community in Mississippi.

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We hold regular events including Startup Weekends, Discovery Luncheons, Mississippi New Venture Challenge, our annual Conference on Technology Innovation and others.

Innovate Mississippi Develops Entrepreneurs

developing mississippi's entrepreneurs

how we help startups

You've got a business idea—but you're not sure what its potential is or how to fund it. That's where we come in.

Years of experience
building mississippi
companies

Our economic impact

Innovate Mississippi has a significant economic impact on the state.
Over 20 years, we've helped create over 1,200 new companies and connected them with over $172 million in seed and venture capital thanks to the generous support of our public and private sponsors.

800 +
companies
2000 +
jobs created
$ +
private investment
<$ 10
per job created

Our Clients

From startup businesses to startup weekends, Innovate Mississippi has helped
launch, nurture and grow ventures and initiatives of all shapes and sizes.

Case Studies

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Curtsy, the clothes-sharing app for college students, is a successful startup in the "sharing economy" space. It got its start with help from the Mississippi Seed Fund.

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Quantum Flow developed the Momentum Dryer after winning the top prize in Innovate Mississippi's New Venture Challenge.

brydge4schools Innovate Mississippi client

Brydge4Schools, a mobile app and Web platform to help teachers and parents communicate, got launched in one Startup Weekend sponsored by Innovate Mississippi.

Satchel - Innovate Mississippi Client

Satchel is a local podcast locator app for iPhone and Android. Innovate Mississippi has worked with founder Beau York on building the company.

MaxBit - innovate client

This innovative idea for a gardening tool won a New Venture Challenge award and got help from Innovate Mississippi and the InnovateMEP partnership.

Salus Genetics - Innovate Mississippi Client

Salus Genetics offers ground-breaking genetic-testing products and services. Salus has been able to take advantage of the Mississippi Seed Fund.

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WSN Live provides schools with a turnkey broadcast and streaming product that allows them to stream their sporting events online with speed and ease.

OTHER SUCCESS STORIES

Upcoming Events

Join us for events around the state focusing on entrepreneurship,
startup ventures and the technology ecosystem in Mississippi.

Contact us

Tell us about your business idea, opportunity, or ambitions.
We'll put you on the mailing list for upcoming events and information.

Our Annual Sponsors

We couldn't do what we do without great year-round support from companies and individuals in Mississippi. (And we thank many more who sponsor individual events and the Conference on Technology Innovation.)

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