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Innovate Mississippi

Business Plan Competition · 5 Members · Ridgeland, MS, USA · NASVF

Our Investment Focus

Ideal companies will have 3rd party validated technical and market validation and the potential for exponential growth and attractive profit margins. Companies can be start-ups or existing companies with a new venture opportunity, but the new venture must be innovation-based. Innovation-based ventures derive their primary business from proprietary products, processes or business systems - whether protected by intellectual property or not. For existing companies, judging will be based solely on the new venture opportunity. This competition is focused on Angel-level and early Venture Capital funding levels. Generally this will mean current funding needs of less than $1 million, although some deals with requirements up to $3 million will be considered. Business plan awards are grants and no payback provisions are required. Audience members and judges will include members of the MS Angel Network, who make individual investment decisions. Presenters are also eligible for awards under the MS Seed Fund, a fund managed by Innovate Mississippi.

Preferred Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Products
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Lifestyle
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking and Equipment
  • Other
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel