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May 2018

The Health Innovation and Transformation Forum (HIT Forum)

May 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norman C. Nelson Student Union, 2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39216 United States
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The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s inaugural Health Innovation and Transformation (HIT) Forum is an interactive event where health innovators from UMMC and across the state will share their ideas for improving the health of Mississippians. The HIT Forum will feature a startup pitch competition for innovative health care solutions from anywhere in the world,, with a $25,000 prize and additional benefits in the form of piloting the solution at UMMC and access to their accelerator space. The forum will also…

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July 2018

Mississippi Choctaw Hackathon: Between the Earth and Sky

July 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$25 – $50
Hack the Future - Mississippi Choctaw Hackathon

All participants ages 16-26 are welcome as part of the Hackathon. The program includes three days of exciting content, leadership development programming, hacking with hands-on mentorship, a final pitch competition, a VR and gaming gallery, and a special afterparty. All meals are included with the program. The required contribution is $25 for students and $50 for professionals. For those from out of town, two nights of accommodation at the Golden Moon Resort are available for $100 ($50/night). Scholarships are available,…

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September 2018

Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Country Club of Jackson, 345 St. Andrews Drive
Jackson, 39211
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Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame

The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala will honor Wade H Creekmore, Jr., and James H. Creekmore, Sr., and celebrate a number of other people and companies that represent excellence in innovation in Mississippi. The event takes place on September 13, 2018, at the Country Club of Jackson. 2018 Inductees in the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame: Gail Pittman; Leo Seal, Jr. (posthumously); Ernest Burdette, Robert Sandoz and Frank Wilem, Jr. Innovation Impact Award Recipients: Algix, Brighter Health Network,…

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October 2018

SBIR Pitch Night

October 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Southern Club, 2510 14th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501 United States
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SBIRC logo #2 - Innovate Mississippi

Featuring a “pitch” competition for cash plus a $2500 in-kind award to the winner of the competition. Technology companies, SBIR-STTR candidates, and technology investors including Angel funds and private equity will be invited to participate in this unique event.  Learn what investors are expecting and looking for, valuable networking opportunities, and ideas on how to give you the edge to move your technology forward...!! $25 registration fee.  Free for members of the SBIR Consortium. For questions and further information please…

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November 2018

Accelerate: 19th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - November 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
The Westin Jackson, 407 South Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Accelerate - Innovate Mississippi

Join us in November for our annual conference featuring "big ideas" speakers, breakfast and luncheon keynotes, Innovation Alley and much more.    

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2018 Company and Investor Spotlight

November 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westin Jackson, 407 South Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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The 2018 Company and Investor Spotlight is a session dedicated to showcasing some of the cool and interesting startups being developed in Mississippi. Throughout the showcase, we will feature investor panels with educational info for both investors and entrepreneurs on topics such as the investment process and access to remote investors and opportunities. Networking opportunities are built in to allow for further discussion. We invite investors, service providers, mentors, economic developers and other entrepreneurs to this session. The Spotlight offers…

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February 2019

Fish 2.0 Gulf Coast Workshop – Reception and Pitch Sessions

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GCRL Marine Education Center, 101 Sweet Bay Drive
Ocean Springs, 39564 United States
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The USM Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center is helping host the Fish 2.0 Gulf Coast Workshop in conjunction with Monica Jain, founder and Executive Director of Fish 2.0 and MS-AL Sea Grant. You're invited to attend the pitch session and the reception.  The event begins at 3pm February 13th  at the USM Marine Education Center, Conference Room (101 Sweet Bay Drive Ocean Springs, MS 39564).  If you would like a tour of the Aquaculture Center,  it will begin at 2pm and conclude by the…

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TEDx Jackson 2019

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Next 200 - TedXJackson

The TEDxJackson team returns this year to bring you “The Next 200,” an exploration of “ideas worth spreading” about the next 200 years of our city, our state and the world at large. Speakers will examine the ideas, perspectives, challenges and solutions that will shape our future, from both a near term and far-reaching point of view. They are planning a day filled with exciting ideas, captivating speakers and unique experiences. The one-day event will be held at the auditorium of…

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March 2019

Startup Weekend Jackson 2019

March 1 - March 3
Coalesce, 109 North State St
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Startup Weekend 2019 - Innovate Mississippi

SAVE THE DATE! Startup Weekend allows individuals or teams to go through the process of creating a company, validating a product and presenting to the group. Great practice and experience—and it's tons of fun! Register here >>

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2019 Innovate Mississippi Legislative Open House

March 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Innovate Mississippi’s Jackson Office, 121 North State Street, Suite 500
Jackson, MS United States
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Virtual Reality - Innovate Mississippi

Held at the Innovate Mississippi offices in downtown Jackson, we invite Mississippi legislators and area leaders to learn more about Innovate Mississippi and our initiatives for growing the innovation ecosystem in 2019. Hors D’oeuvres, beverages on the rooftop patio; meet our entrepreneurs; experience virtual reality.

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