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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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Meet Nexus Louisiana’s Newest Board Member Sue Kozik

Sue Kozik joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana in August 2018 as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. In this role, Kozik develops IT strategies and solutions that enable Blue Cross to maintain its leadership position in a constantly changing and intensely competitive healthcare marketplace. She also has responsibility for the Enterprise Project …

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Prysm Capital Investments Wants to Make Cryptocurrency Investing Easier

The rapidly evolving world of cryptocurrency can be challenging for investors to decipher. Prysm Capital Investments wants to change that. Founded by recent Louisiana State University grads, the New Orleans company aims to make Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies more accessible to individual investors by managing portfolios for them. In June, the early-stage company received …

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Hurricane Katrina Drove Randall Nachman to Revolutionize Digital Documents

Randall Nachman is a serial entrepreneur who can turn tragedy into opportunity. In the early 2000s, he developed loan software to automate processes and signatures, long before electronic signatures were common. When Hurricane Katrina wiped out his New Orleans-based mortgage brokerage’s physical records, his in-house software had digital copies. “Thankfully, all the documents were in …

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