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Nexus Louisiana and LSU Host Startup Accelerator for Tech Entrepreneurs

Ignition 1.0 ideal for companies ready to test the viability of their business idea Baton Rouge – Nexus Louisiana and LSU are offering Ignition 1.0, an initiative to help aspiring tech entrepreneurs evaluate their business idea’s viability through customer discovery and development. This nine-week entrepreneurial accelerator program brings together business mentors and industry experts to guide …

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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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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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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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Now Accepting Applications for Igition 2.0

Program aims to help product-ready companies advance to the commercialization phase. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 17, 2022 Baton Rouge – Nexus Louisiana is now accepting applications for Ignition 2.0, an initiative designed to guide entrepreneurs through the commercialization process of building their company. Business mentors and industry experts will guide participants through the commercialization process step-by-step …

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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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VCAP’s Third Cohort

VCAP’S Third cohort has concluded For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 25, 2022 BATON ROUGE — Thirty-eight students from LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business completed the third cohort of the Venture Capital Apprentice Program (VCAP), a project formed by Nexus Louisiana, Innovation Catalyst, and the Red Stick Angel Network in collaboration with LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. …

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GIFT'D BizTech Challenge 2021

BizTech Challenge™ Rewards Next Generation of Louisiana Entrepreneurs

The BizTech Challenge™ is a STEM-based pitch competition, developed by Nexus Louisiana, that allows students attending Louisiana’s historically Black colleges and universities to validate their business ideas, build real businesses and even win some cash. “These students are so bright and we want to demonstrate that entrepreneurship is an accessible, viable pathway from them,” says …

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