Accelerate: The Conference on Technology Innovation

This annual conference is Mississippi’s premier innovation showcase, featuring a terrific line-up of speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities for business professionals, service providers, entrepreneurs, investors and economic developers.

Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame

Innovate Mississippi launched the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame in 2008 to celebrate and honor outstanding individuals and companies who helped put Mississippi on the map as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. Those individuals and companies are ceremoniously inducted at the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala, an exceptional black-tie dinner event.


Connect creates an opportunity for business professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators to come together for networking and to hear the goals and journeys from both new and established Mississippi entrepreneurs.

Startup Weekend

Powered globally by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gather for a weekend of company creation. In 54 hours, developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.

Mississippi New Venture Challenge

The Mississippi New Venture Challenge is an annual business plan competition open to all Mississippi innovation and technology entrepreneurs. Selected applicants will compete in one of three categories: Pre-revenue, Post-revenue and Student-led. Those selected will be matched for mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts.

Mississippi Angel Investor Network

The Mississippi Angel Investor Network, managed by Innovate Mississippi, is a statewide group of accredited investors who review fundraising pitches from vetted, Mississippi-based innovation and emerging technology companies seeking early stage capital. Meetings are conducted quarterly in the form of “Road Shows” that take place statewide.

Contact Janet Parker for pricing at or 601-960-3611