CoBuilders is organized by:

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

Our Partners








CoBuilders – A Partnership-Driven Accelerator in 2023

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 April Dixon 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.

2023 Timeline

May 18th
Applications closed.

Pitch Event at Higher Purpose Co.
Contact Oni Omoregie at or call 601-988-8081.

May 20th
Applications closed.

Pitch Event in Vicksburg
Contact Ryan Gilbrech at or call the MSU E-Center Vicksburg office at 757-784-5947

May 26th
Applications closed.

Pitch Event at Mississippi Polymer Institute
Contact MPI at 601-266-4094.

June 2nd
Applications closed.

Pitch Event at The Meeting Place
Contact Geneva Dummer at or 228-207-0663.

June 24th
Applications closed.

Pitch Event at The Bean Path/JSU
Email or call 601-979-4186.

June 28th
Applications close on June 2nd.

Pitch Event at Oxford / Lafayette Economic Development Foundation
Contact Allen Kurr at or call the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation at 662-234-4651.

November 8 – Pitch Day

Cohort companies pitch live to investors.

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

For details on how to become a sponsor, contact Janet Parker at