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

Upcoming Events

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

What We Do

We strengthen and grow the culture of innovation in Mississippi.

Learn how we can help you.


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.

High School Students In Class Using Laptops

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

NG1 Technologies accepting Grand Prize at Clean Tech Open

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

Our economic impact

Innovate Mississippi has a significant economic impact on the state.
For 17 years, we’ve helped create over 1,300 new companies and connected them with over $173 million in seed and venture capital thanks to the generous support of our public and private sponsors.

800 +
2000 +
jobs created
in 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.

Client Stories

Collegiate Tutoring - Innovate Mississippi Client Story

Collegiate Tutoring, a New Venture Challenge winner, offers a web-based tool for connecting college students and qualified tutors, with an emphasis on Greek organizations.

Myra Mirrors

Myra Mirrors makes “smart mirrors,” designed to use the reflective surface of a mirror as a platform for Web-enabled apps.

Bidmoni - Fiduciary Shield

Bidmoni's first product, FiduciaryShield, offers businesses of all sizes transparency in choosing retirement accounts for employees. Bidmoni successfully pitched the Mississippi Seed Fund.

Vsporto - Innovate Mississippi client story

VSporto, a sports podcasting company founded in Mississippi and now in Northern California, got business plan advice, acceleration services and help with a first round of funding from Innovate Mississippi.

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

Kopis Mobile offers mobile-enabled solutions for first responders and the military. Founder Hank Jones credits Innovate Mississippi with critical help on three different occasions.

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.

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CampusKnot, an app that facilitates engagement in college classes, has gained funding, leads and pitch experience via Innovate Mississippi, the MSU eCenter and others.

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.

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

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


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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