FoundersPlus Proves to be a Launchpad for Mississippi Startups

FoundersPlus is a six-week program designed to equip Mississippi startup founders with the knowledge and tools they need to transform their ideas into thriving businesses. The program, run by Innovate Mississippi, guides founders through a carefully curated curriculum that covers critical aspects of building a successful startup. How FoundersPlus Works…

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Innovate Mississippi Wins Stage One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Innovate Mississippi was awarded $50,000 in prize money for equitable access to entrepreneurship WASHINGTON– Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Innovate Mississippi as a Stage One winner for the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). Innovate Mississippi will receive a $50,000 cash prize for its impactful and inclusive…

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MSU Startup Summit

The Innovate Mississippi team recently participated in the MSU Startup Summit, an event that showcased the entrepreneurial spirit thriving within Mississippi's ecosystem. This annual summit serves as a launchpad for student founders, providing a platform to pitch their ideas, connect with mentors, and secure funding to bring their visions to…

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Exploring CoBuilders

In entrepreneurship, community and collaboration are critical for success! Innovate Mississippi’s CoBuilders accelerator is designed to empower startups and entrepreneurs by providing the tools and resources they need to thrive. Entrepreneurs can enroll in CoBuilders by participating in one of 8 regional pitch competitions in the first half of the…

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Gulf Blue Navigator Sets Sail with Cohort Year One Announcement

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a hub for innovation in ocean conservation, with Gulf Blue Navigator leading the charge. Under the University of Southern Mississippi Research Foundation, this program aims to accelerate late-stage startups toward revenue generation. Over four months, Gulf Blue Navigator provides expertise, collaboration opportunities, research facilities, testing…

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America’s Seed Fund Road Tour Connects Jackson’s Innovators with Federal Funding

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — April 8, 2024 — The America's Seed Fund Road Tour stopped in Jackson on April 3, 2024, as part of a nationwide initiative organized by the Small Business Administration. The event aimed to connect Mississippi innovators and entrepreneurs with non-dilutive federal funding opportunities. Innovate Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi…

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