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Innovate Mississippi accelerates startups and drives entrepreneurship throughout the state.
If you’ve got a business idea, we’d like to hear about it.
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.
We’ve organized all investor resources in Mississippi to help our clients secure early-stage funding.
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
Our economic impact
Innovate Mississippi has a significant economic impact on the state.
For 18 years, we’ve helped create over 1,300 new companies and connected them with over $176 million in seed and venture capital thanks to the generous support of our public and private sponsors.
From startup businesses to startup weekends, Innovate Mississippi has helped
launch, nurture and grow ventures and initiatives of all shapes and sizes.
Camgian builds products from advanced R&D, creating a hugely successful Mississippi-based company in the process. Innovate Mississippi as worked for over decade with Camgian both to increase their visibility and to engage with them in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Lobaki builds "augmented reality" worlds for healthcare, educations and corporate training. Their fast growth has been supported by Innovate Mississippi through speaking opportunities, events and an investor roadshow.
Reactive Surfaces adds special abilities such as self-cleaning to coatings using bio-tech, in part with help from a Mississippi Seed Fund grant. Recently they've been working on "atmospheric farming" to capture carbon in the atmosphere and process it into cellulose for use in products.
Sonido offers a full suite of client-management software for recording studios. They're launching their Oxford-based solution with advice from Innovate Mississippi and an award from the Mississippi Seed Fund.
Citizen Health is disrupting medicine by offering a marketplace for primary care transactions that bypass traditional insurance. CEO Brennen Hodge says Innovate Mississippi's advice has been invaluable.
Collegiate Tutoring, a Mississippi New Venture Challenge winner, offers a web-based tool for connecting college students and qualified tutors, with an emphasis on Greek organizations.
MetaGames is building a video game company aimed at creating titles for the the lucrative competitive gaming market, with funding from the Mississippi Seed Fund.
MegaPatch offers a patented pothole patching technology that works in cold weather and lasts longer than traditional asphalt patches.
StayCool Caps have a built in fan making it possible for people to stay cooler even when working in the hot sun. Innovate Mississippi has worked with the founder and helped him find national distribution.
Inspired by a cancer-research breakthrough, EasyKale is a powered kale that can be added to meals or recipes in order to add this "superfood" to your daily diet. EasyKale is a Mississippi Seed Fund award recipient.
WISPr Systems designs and manufacturers drones that make installing and configuring high-speed wireless connections easier than ever, thanks in part to a Mississippi Seed Fund award from Innovate Mississippi.
Bac Yeast offers high-quality yeast for beer brewing to breweries around the Southeast. They've worked with Innovate Mississippi and USM's The Accelerator.
Bidmoni's first product, FiduciaryShield, offers businesses of all sizes transparency in choosing retirement accounts for employees. Bidmoni successfully pitched the Mississippi Seed Fund.
Vibe LLC, the company behind Glo Cube and Glo Pals, is a quickly growing company based in Starkville and a awardee from the Missisippi Seed Fund.
CampusKnot, an app that facilitates engagement in college classes, has gained funding, leads and pitch experience via Innovate Mississippi, the MSU eCenter and others.
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.
NuTech Metals is working on next-generation battle armor for first-responders and military personnel. From the Gulf Coast the company has received advice and Mississippi Seed Fund money from Innovate Mississippi.
Flowers to the Grave offers a unique service of delivering and maintaining artificial flowers to gravesites for a nominal fee. The company was a Mississippi New Venture Challenge winner.
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.
Quantum Flow developed the Momentum Dryer after winning the top prize in Innovate Mississippi's New Venture Challenge.
Myra Mirrors makes “smart mirrors,” designed to use the reflective surface of a mirror as a platform for Web-enabled apps.
This innovative idea for a gardening tool won a New Venture Challenge award and got help from Innovate Mississippi and the InnovateMEP partnership.
WSN Live provides schools with a turnkey broadcast and streaming product that allows them to stream their sporting events online with speed and ease.
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