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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $500,000 to Support Tech-Based Entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge

Funding Aims to drive the economic recovery and create more high paying jobs in the region BATON ROUGE – Today, Nexus Louisiana received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to spur tech-based entrepreneurial growth.  This EDA investment will allow Nexus Louisiana to increase planning, outreach, and training assistance …

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The Benefit of Business Accelerators with Jody Mitchell

For startups, defining business growth requires ambition, tenacity — and resources. Participating in business accelerator programs provides opportunities to further develop your go-to-market strategy, business model and network. Jody Mitchell, founder of Directed Analytics, knows a few things about reaching your goals. Mitchell and his cofounder Brenton Moss developed proprietary software to help organizations understand …

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Nexus Louisiana Announces Ignition 2.0 Cohort

10 Tech Startups Participate in Local Accelerator BATON ROUGE – Ignition 2.0 puts local founders on the path to commercializing their products. Ignition 2.0 is a nine-week, in-person program designed to help companies commercialize their products, ending with a Demo Day at the Goodwood Library on Wednesday, May 25. All participants will be invited to …

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Why You Should Pursue Your Passion: A Cannabis Story

Dr. Chanda Macias has faced challenge after challenge in achieving her dream of helping patients by dispensing medical marijuana through her startup, Ilera Holistic Healthcare.  What keeps Macias going despite the significant setbacks she’s faced over the years?  Macias is confident in her products’ ability to solve medical problems. Her drive for success is fueled …

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Kat Kibben, Mary Ellen Slayter, Lakeisha Robichaux

“Nobody Wants to Work” – and Other Lies Founders Need to Stop Telling Themselves

One of the greatest milestones a startup or small business will achieve is expanding their team to accommodate growth. But in the midst of the Great Resignation and with companies struggling to attract and retain talent, how can a small business possibly compete? In their BREW session, “‘Nobody Wants to Work’ and Other Lies Founders …

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ParkZen wins Pitch Night Prize

ParkZen Takes Home the Big Prize at BREW’s High-Stakes Pitch Competition

ParkZen won a $100,000 investment prize at the culmination of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week on Thursday night: the High-Stakes Pitch Competition. In this popular annual competition, a handful of innovative local startups pitch their business and potential for growth to a panel of judges, which decides the company that’s most deserving of the investment prize. …

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A Retrospective on Black History Month from NexusLA and The Louisiana Technology Park

February is a special month for us at NexusLA. In addition to all the beginning-of-the-year projects we’ve got going on, we fully embrace any time to celebrate the achievements and successes of people of color inside and outside of our industry. Black History Month is a time where we honor innovators and legends; staunchly call …

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