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How does your venture stack up against other Mississippi startups?

Find out at the Mississippi New Venture Challenge Pitch Competition on October 3, 2019 at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl, MS.  Entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch their innovation based venture to a panel of judges, which includes select entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial service providers, and win cash and in-kind service based prizes.

The Mississippi New Venture Challenge is open to all Mississippi innovation and technology entrepreneurs. Selected applicants will compete in one of three categories:
  • Student-led teams made up entirely of students, (includes high-school, undergrad and graduate-level students)
  • Pre-revenue teams: less than $5,000 in revenue
  • Commercial or revenue generating teams: revenue > $5,000 (trailing 12 months).
Applicants selected to compete will be matched for mentoring by serial entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. Teams will be invited to a special Mentor Mixer to meet their mentors in person, before the mentoring period (Sept-Oct) begins. 

Judging will be based on an executive summary and the team's live presentation. Judges for the competition will include angel investors and select entrepreneurs. Please apply by Friday, August 30, 2019. To apply, answer questions listed below.

Questions? Contact Tasha Bibb at 601.960.3610 or tbibb@innovate.ms for more information.

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* 1. Please provide your contact information:

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* 2. Please describe your business or idea in 50 words or less.

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