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5 Ways to Capitalize on the Inflation Reduction Act for Startups

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a sweeping federal law aimed at increasing climate measures, enhancing domestic energy production and reducing the federal deficit, among other measures. For small businesses and startups looking for ways to capitalize on the Inflation Reduction Act, there are a host of new or expanded tax credits available.   Learn …

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3 Tips From Investors for Achieving Startup Capital

Investors are key partners in gaining the startup capital you need to grow a successful business. But pitching them is challenging if you don’t know what investors are looking for in a startup. That’s why we invited Bernard Robertson III and Toni Hackett Antrum, venture capitalists, wealth advisers and founders of Reconstruction Fund, to speak at …

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31 students from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business complete the fourth cohort of the Venture Capital Apprentice Program

Eight local companies participated, providing students with real-world business experience. BATON ROUGE — The Venture Capital Apprentice Program (“VCAP”) was formed by Nexus Louisiana (NexusLA), Innovation Catalyst and the Red Stick Angel Network in collaboration with the E. J. Ourso College of Business (“LSU”). Also participating in the program are business consultants from LSU’s Innovation Park. …

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Speedy Eats Demonstrates Fully-Automated Kitchen with Pizza Taste Testing 

Startup launches crowdfunding campaign to break into the market Baton Rouge – The world’s first fully-automated kitchen, Speedy Eats, hosted a pizza taste test on Friday, May 27 at their headquarters located at the Nexus Louisiana Technology Park within the Bon Carre Business Center.  “We’re excited to introduce our automated ovens to the public,” said Speed …

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Team Factor Wins Demo Day

Team Factor Wins Big at Ignition’s Demo Day

Women-led duo awarded $10,000. BATON ROUGE – Nexus Louisiana held a demo day on May 25 that signified the culmination of Ignition 2.0, a nine-week accelerator program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs commercialize their technology. Ten emerging startups took center stage at the Main Library to pitch their innovations and connect with potential investors and business …

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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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Omnidek CEO Chris Jordan accepts $50,000 High Stakes Pitch investment prize (2021).

Your BREW 11 High Stakes Pitch Finalists

THE BREW 11 HIGH STAKES PITCH FINALISTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 22, 2022 BATON ROUGE – Today, Nexus Louisiana announces the three companies selected to compete head-to-head for the High-Stakes Pitch Competition. A $100,000 investment prize will be awarded to the winning company at the live pitch event during Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week …

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King Crow Studios Awarded $6.5M Contract by U.S. Department of Defense to Support B-52 Virtual Reality Training

4-Year Agreement Extends Collaboration with the United States Air Force BATON ROUGE, La. – King Crow Studios today announced that they have been awarded a $6.5 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract with the United States government to support B-52 Pilot Training over the next four years. This award comes after the …

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