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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.

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.

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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.

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
companies

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.

800 +
companies accelerated
2000 +
jobs created by those companies
$
in private investment
$ 10
state cost per job

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

Citizen Health logo - Innovate Mississippi

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.

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.

WISPr Systems Logo - Innovate Mississippi

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.

Collegiate Tutoring - Innovate Mississippi Client Story

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.

Bac Yeast - 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 - 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.​

Vibe - Glo - Innovate Mississippi

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.

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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.

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 - Innovate Mississippi

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 - 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

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

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.

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

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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