Mission


The Entrepreneurship-Powered Innovation Center (EPIcenter) is a collaborative and community-wide strategic initiative that is helping entrepreneurs conceive, launch and scale businesses in the Memphis region.  EPIcenter serves as a central point of contact for the region’s ecosystem and coordinates resources from various organizations in the community such as accelerators, incubators, mentors, investors, networking programs, and technical assistance programs for entrepreneurs.  EPIcenter also represents the complete picture of the region’s entrepreneurial activity and resources in high-growth, scalable startups and businesses.

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle has tapped Memphis Bioworks to lead the efforts and objectives of EPIcenter, in collaboration with Emerge Memphis, Start Co., and other partners, to pursue a common goal of creating a robust and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Memphis to service the Mid-South region.

The goal of EPIcenter is to create 500 companies and 1,000 entrepreneurs by 2024, through four areas of support: Idea Creation, Development, Funding and Growth.

Create

Bootcamps.

Mentor Training.

Education.

Develop

Programming to help develop your ideas.

Programs

Fund

Angel Education

Fund Development

Grant Mobilization

Grow

Programming to unleash fast, unpredictable growth.

Growth Academy

Partners

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