DEVELOPING MISSISSIPPI'S NEXT GREAT STARTUPS

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

Our Partners

Starkville

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Oxford

Biloxi

Clarksdale

Hattiesburg

Vicksburg

Jackson

CoBuilders is organized by:

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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 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  

Timeline

March 31st

May 17th

Pitch Event at Higher Purpose Co.
Contact Oni Omoregie at oni@higherpurposeco.org or call 6o1-988-8081.

May 20th

Pitch Event in Vicksburg
Contact Ryan Gilbrech at rgilbrech@ecenter.msstate.edu or call the MSU E-Center Vicksburg office at 757-784-5947.

May 26th

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

June 1st

Pitch Event at The Meeting Place
Contact Geneva Dummer at info@tmp-ms.com or 228-207-0663.

June 24th

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

June 28th

Pitch Event at Oxford / Lafayette Economic Development Foundation
Contact Allen Kurr at allen@oxfordms.com 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:

Title Sponsor

State Sponsor

Regional Sponsors

Reception Sponsor

Prize Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

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