BizTech Challenge™

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.

On Friday, November 25 in New Orleans, 7 finalist teams will take center stage to pitch their businesses to a live audience, compete head-to-head against some of Louisiana’s brightest students, and potentially walk away with $10,000!

  • Teams are alloted 5 minutes to present, 2 minutes for a tech demo, and 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Top 3 three teams will receive a total of $15,000 (up to $10,000 for the 1st place winner).
  • The first place will be selected based on their innovation, business model, and technical achievement.

The BizTech Challenge™ is presented by Louisiana Economic Development, and sponsored by ExxonMobil, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, Entergy, Innovation Catalyst, AT&T, First Guaranty Bank, b1 Bank, Directed Analytics, NewCorp, and Cox Communications.

For more information, please download BizTech Challenge™ 2021 Impact Report. 


The Westin New Orleans

100 Iberville St

New Orleans, LA 70130


About Nexus Louisiana  

Nexus Louisiana is a Baton Rouge-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides high-potential, technology-enabled companies the coaching, capital and connections they need to accelerate their growth.



Nov 25 2022


11:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Westin New Orleans
100 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130


Nexus Louisiana
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