Entrepreneurs

ENTREPRENEURS

A sturdy foundation to build and grow.

Our goal is to support Louisiana’s talented entrepreneurs as they shape the future of business in our city, our state, and our country. Through our three pillars of Coaching, Capital, and Connections, our programs, initiatives, and partnerships provide a sturdy foundation on which Louisiana’s entrepreneurs can build and grow.

COACHING

OUR METHOD
Nexus Louisiana advisors utilize GrowthWheel, a visual cloud-based tool box, to map out business decisions and address challenges. Our personalized coaching program is designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth.
OUR MENTORSHIP
Nexus Louisiana has assembled Louisiana’s most accomplished mentors to support startups throughout their entrepreneurial journey. Our mentors are hand-picked leaders who specialize in technology, finance, business strategy, venture capital, marketing, and more.We look to the mentors to provide our startups with the opportunity to have candid conversations about the ups and downs of business.
Our Mentors
OUR MEMBERSHIP
The Nexus Louisiana Technology Park (Tech Park) was created in 2001 to accelerate Louisiana’s high-tech sector’s growth. It started as a result of then-Governor Mike Foster’s Vision 2020 plan. It championed the importance of Louisiana’s existing industries while actively seeking diversification into emerging technology areas and also creating an environment where entrepreneurs can thrive.
Our Members

CAPITAL

Many startups struggle with raising funds and Nexus Louisiana wants to help you secure the funding needed to take your business to the next level. Through our Investment Readiness Program, we help entrepreneurs make the proper preparations to receive funding from investors, angels, or venture capitalists. We will review and evaluate your business plans, determine their strengths and weaknesses and help make them stronger and more attractive to investors. Our dedicated staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ensuring your highest chance at success the next time you seek outside funding.

Want to learn more about investment readiness? Request an appointment today!

COMPETE FOR CAPITAL

HIGH STAKES PITCH

A pitch competition for the builders of Louisiana’s entrepreneurial future. The High-Stakes Pitch Competition gives Louisiana’s most promising startups a chance at an investment prize to invigorate and propel their business to success as we all look toward the future of entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

A pitch competition for the builders of Louisiana’s entrepreneurial future. The High-Stakes Pitch Competition gives Louisiana’s most promising startups a chance at an investment prize to invigorate and propel their business to success as we all look toward the future of entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

  • Louisiana-based business, or willingness to relocate
  • Less than $250k in annual revenue between 1/1/2019 and 12/31/2019
  • An incorporated business (LLC, S Corp, C Corp)
  • An investable business model with a strong founding team
Selected by a panel of expert judges, the High Stakes Pitch winner receives a cash prize that they can use towards scaling their startup.

PITCHBR

PitchBR Pitch Night is the event where innovation meets excitement. PitchBR gives entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to pitch their business in front of a live PitchBR Pitch Night is the event where innovation meets excitement. PitchBR gives entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to pitch their business in front of a live audience and panel of judges. One business is selected to win a cash prize. PitchBR focuses on providing entrepreneurs the chance to gain instruction, support, and recognition from the community and fellow business owners.

CONNECTIONS

Whether it’s referring you to one of our partner organizations or recommending a business incentive program, Nexus Louisiana can connect you to the proper resource to propel your company to the next level.

We not only promise you a variety of resources to help your business succeed, but we also deliver! From business incentives to funding to mentors and industry experts — Nexus Louisiana Technology Park is able to connect you to opportunities that will help pave your way to success. Louisiana offers a host of lucrative and business-friendly tax incentive programs for digital media and technology firms operating in the state, some are even stackable.

TAX CREDITS & INCENTIVES

Taking advantage of federal and state tax credits and incentive programs can give your company a competitive edge. Check out these programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Louisiana Economic Development, then contact NexusLA to learn how we can help get you started.

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