Innovate Mississippi Welcomes 28 Founders to 2021 Women and Minority Entrepreneurial Development Program

The W.K. Kellogg funded Women and Minority Entrepreneurial Development Program offers a startup curriculum, access to mentors and potential funding. After two decades in the medical billing field, Melissa Bloom noticed that billing errors often start with the intake process at the reception desk. That gave her the idea of…

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New Marketing Firm, The Business Growers, Launches to Offer Next-Level Growth Strategy for Businesses

Nearly two decades of marketing focus leads to proven Know, Grow and Scale™ framework.  The Business Growers, a marketing firm for growth-focused companies, announces its launch. The company will provide services for organizations nationwide, covering various areas, including branding, website development, design, marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO)…

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Lobaki Sends Former Founder Well Wishes on New Endeavor

Lobaki is positioned to double sales year-over-year [JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI] Josiah Jordan, Lobaki, Inc.’s co-founder and chief technical officer announced that Vince Jordan, co-founder and chief evangelist has resigned to pursue new opportunities of incorporating technology with education. “Our Lobaki team thanks Vince for his contributions to the company and we…

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GrowinLocal to Reach New Customers Using a $10,000 Mississippi Seed Fund Award

GrowinLocal started when its co-founders, Richard Kostal and Barry Delcambre, decided to connect food producers and consumers via an online app. They designed the app to fill a gap in the marketplace that's somewhere between sharing your garden with neighbors and setting up a stand at the local farmers' market.…

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Building Momentum: Mississippi Startups Raise over $17 Million in 3 Years

Rocketing Systems, a Starkville-based startup company run by recent Mississippi State University graduates, isn't quite the outlier it looks like on paper. The e-commerce software-as-a-service company has raised $685,000 in its three years by pulling together different components from Mississippi’s startup ecosystem. "Organizations like the Mississippi State University Entrepreneurship Center,…

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Mississippi Seed Fund Awards $10,000 to Dealio

Cameron Maddox said he and his fiancee were eating tacos on "$2 Taco Day," taking advantage of a promotion from Two Brothers restaurant in Starkville, Miss., where the two were attending college. Munching away, they got to wondering what other area eateries offer similar deals. After some time on Google,…

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Adranos Announces Expansion of its Stone County Rocket Fuel Facility

Adranos, Inc., an Indiana company that produces clean, solid rocket fuel for space travel, announced this week that it's increasing its investment in Mississippi. In September 2020, Adranos announced it was opening a location in McHenry, Miss., in a 640-acre complex previously housing a facility for General Dynamics. That investment…

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Hyperluxe Gaming Delivers Tournament eSports Virtually

Like many serial entrepreneurs, Cortney Davis has a knack for spotting trends. Davis, who has a background in real estate investing and has done business in construction clean-up and green energy, noticed a trend early in the COVID-19 pandemic: People were gaming from home. Lots of them. With offices locked…

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MCEDA and Agron, LLC Announce 100,000 Square Foot Industrial Speculative Building

On May 11, 2021, the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA), in partnership with Agracel and Ergon, is excited to announce plans to construct a 100,000 square foot speculative building at the Madison County Mega Site. Owned by the newly formed Agron, LLC, the industrial shell building will initially be…

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2021 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum Highlights the State’s Innovation Ecosystem

After skipping a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum, organized by the Mclean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, took place virtually this April, featuring participants from the Mississippi entrepreneurial ecosystem. Innovate Mississippi was proud to sponsor and participate in…

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