CoBuilders, Mississippi’s first statewide startup accelerator, brought together resources from across the State to provide support for the best startup ideas to launch and grow. Through a series of pitch events hosted by regional partners, 21 startups were identified and invited to participate in the first cohort, a 12-week intensive program designed to escalate their growth and opportunity for success. The companies were provided funding and a process to all work toward the goal of being “Investor-Ready” and those that qualified presented at “Pitch Day”,where they pitched to angel investors from around the state and region. Investors and others who want to see these emerging startups attended.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Stay tuned for details and location information


Companies to Watch:

Companies that needed other assistance and connections, and may be raising capital in the near future.

Pitch Schedule




Melissa Bloom

BloomTech Developments

Software solutions designed to drastically optimize the business of healthcare.


Sajani Barot & Sarah Malouf

The Skin Consult *

E-Commerce and demand generation marketplace for the dermatology and aesthetic community.


Tony Luczak,
Erin Parker,
Charles Freeman,
Carver Middleton

Humo *

Delivering technologies that accelerate learning, reduce overuse injuries, and improve performance.


Nate Phillips and Natalie Hughes

Daybreak Technologies

Innovative application and technology support to fields with specialized needs, but little ongoing interest or involvement from the tech community.


Networking Break



12:08 PM

Jason VanZant

Hometown Workforce *

Marketplace for home services making hiring a contractor as easy as ordering a pizza.

12:28 PM

Barbara Coatney

Barbara Coatney

Time-Touch-Take, LLC *

Medication dispenser systems with IoT capability, timer, and alert targeting elderly and blind individuals who want to live independently in their homes.

12:48 PM

LeJeune Johnson


Innovative telehealth therapy services platform with a focus on wellness and mental health in the workplace.

1:02 PM

Networking Break

1:22 PM

Martin McCurtis

Martin McCurtis

Momentum Dryer

A revolutionary, patented, hooded hair dryer that cuts drying time in half for at-home and professional users.

1:36 PM

Paul and Sharon Leake

Paul and Sharon Leake

Vertecore *

Wearable orthopedic device that offers affordable, convenient, mobile back-pain relief without reliance on prescription painkillers or risky surgery.

1:56 PM

Zeke Fairbank

iResonate *

B2B-B2C payment facilitator enabling content viewers to make impulse donations to support their favorite authors.

2:16 PM

Mark Isaacs

GS Research

WonderWindows cost $30/sf LESS in making AFFORDABLE Net Zero Energy buildings.

2:30 PM

Networking & Beer Tasting Break

2:55 PM

Sawyer Wyatt Smith

Diversified Food Solutions

Provides scientifically-driven solutions for food processing companies to prevent loss, spoilage and adulteration.

3:11 PM

Angenett Curry

Angenett Curry

Prospective Vision Solutions

Provides a total money management program through comprehensive financial literacy webinars, seminars, workshops and one-on-one training.

3:25 PM

Ben Street and
AJ Davidson

Shovel Solutions *

Digital commerce and logistics SaaS for the pre-construction/mineral foundation industry to help users purchase, track and deliver mineral product through a simple app.

3:45 PM

Awards & Wrap-up

4:00 PM

Reception & Beer Tasting

* Indicates Investor Pitches

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

State Sponsor

Regional Sponsors

Reception Sponsor

Prize Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

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