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Oxford CoBuilders Pitch Competition Announces 2024 Finalists

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the Oxford CoBuilders Pitch Competition, an integral part of our statewide accelerator initiative. These innovative founders will present their business ideas on June 12 at the Innovation Hub at Insight Park, located on the University of Mississippi campus.

The finalists are:

  • Dr. Premalatha Balachandran (PleXignal LLC)
  • Keiona Jackson (JB Culinary Holdings LLC)
  • Terrence Green Jr. (TJ’s Animation Workshop)
  • Julien Bourgeois (Automatic AI, LLC)
  • Dr. Mac Nichols (BeWell Health)
  • Worth DuPerier (The Pickleball GameChanger Dink, LLC)

These entrepreneurs have received tailored business coaching and will compete for over $10K in seed funding. Join us in supporting these startups as we drive innovation throughout Mississippi.

CoBuilders, a partnership-driven accelerator launched by Innovate Mississippi in 2022, began its annual program with eight regional pitch competitions held in Clarksdale, Starkville, Jackson, Vicksburg, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Tupelo, and Oxford. The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation sponsors the Oxford competition in partnership with the University of Mississippi. For more details, visit CoBuilders.

For more information, contact Allen Kurr at 662-234-4651 or See this story in the Oxford Eagle to read more about the awards. We thank them for the coverage!