DEVELOPING MISSISSIPPI'S NEXT GREAT STARTUPS

Mississippi’s first statewide accelerator has seven regional partners who will hold seven statewide pitch events. Three startups from each regional event will then enter the 21-startup statewide cohort.

Our Partners

Starkville

Oxford

Biloxi

Clarksdale

Hattiesburg

Vicksburg

Jackson

CoBuilders – A Partnership-Driven Accelerator

All companies interested in CoBuilders will start with a regional partner who will work with each company through a pitch and selection process.  Companies selected by a regional partner to join the accelerator will then receive cash and other assistance as well as continued support from the regional partner throughout the 12-week cohort.   

Companies who think they want the resources and assistance to build a great company through the CoBuilders process should apply directly through the partnership links . If you’re not sure where to start, please contact Tasha Bibb  for assistance.

Mentors are desperately 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  

Timeline

Week of June 13 – Midpoint

In-person mid-point check-in and cohort company meeting.

May 2 – July 28

Weekly virtual cohort sessions with no official programming the week of July 4.

July 28, 2022 – Pitch Day

Cohort companies pitch live to investors.

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

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State Sponsor

Mississippi Development Authority

Regional Sponsors

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Mississippi Power Logo

Prize Sponsors

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For details on how to become a sponsor, contact Janet Parker at jparker@innovate.ms

This is a program of Innovate Mississippi

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