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MasteryPrep Founder Craig Gehring

MasteryPrep Acquisition by Achieve Partners Marks a Milestone for the Louisiana Startup Ecosystem

Baton Rouge-Based Startup Acquired by National Private Equity Firm  (Baton Rouge, La., November 11, 2022) — Nexus Louisiana Tech Park member MasteryPrep, which provides test-prep and college-readiness resources for historically underserved schools, is being acquired by private equity firm Achieve Partners. The acquisition of the Baton Rouge startup will spur the reinvestment of capital into …

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Rep. Garret Graves Visits Nexus Louisiana to Meet With Founders and Identify Roadblocks to Success

Louisiana congressman hearS from local tech innovators (Baton Rouge, La., October 17, 2022) — Representatives Garret Graves, representing Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House, and Troy Carter, who serves Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District and attended from his Washington D.C. office, joined startup founders and small-business owners at Nexus Louisiana headquarters on Oct. 17 …

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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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NexusLA CEO and President Genevieve Silverman Bids Farewell; Former Chairman Calvin Mills Jr. Will Step In

BATON ROUGE — After 14 years of outstanding leadership at Nexus Louisiana, Genevieve Silverman is choosing to step away and direct her focus toward health and family. In her time as CEO and president, she has made her mark through continuous dedication and innovation.  During her tenure, Silverman personally raised over $1 million in grant and sponsorship funding, and designed, launched or …

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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 Kitchen CEO and CME

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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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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