DEVELOPING MISSISSIPPI'S NEXT GREAT STARTUPS

CoBuilders is organized by:

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Mississippi’s first statewide accelerator has eight regional partners who will hold seven statewide pitch events.

CoBuilders – A Partnership-Driven Accelerator in 2024

CoBuilders is a 12-week intensive and structured program designed to accelerate the growth of qualifying startup companies in the state of Mississippi. Up to 10 companies will be selected to enter our upcoming third cohort and each will receive investment in the form of a SAFE Agreement to increase their capacity and motivation to participate.

Companies cannot apply for the 12-week CoBuilders cohort directly; the road to CoBuilders starts with a local partner. To fuel the event and ensure a statewide scope, Innovate Mississippi is contracting with 8 regional partners throughout the state to identify, develop & support their best startups through regional pitch events. Each partner may have different criteria for their event, but for each there will be an opportunity to win cash prizes and highlight your business to the community. 
After all events have concluded, the partners and the Innovate team will select the companies that will be the best fit for the main cohort.

Companies who think they could benefit from resources and guidance offered through the CoBuilders process or wants a chance to win cash prizes and business exposure, apply directly through the partnership linksUnsure where to begin? Please contact April Dixon for assistance.

Mentors mentors are critical to the entrepreneurial process and are needed to lend their time and expertise to Mississippi’s next wave of startups. Please let us know a little about you and we’ll help connect you to a company to work with. 

Sponsors can drive significant startup growth in Mississippi through their sponsorship dollars, which directly fund companies going through the CoBuilders Accelerator.

Our Partners

Starkville

Oxford

Biloxi

Clarksdale

Hattiesburg

Vicksburg

Jackson

Tupelo

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

For details on how to become a sponsor, contact Amber White at awhite@innovate.ms.