Ignition 2.0 is an in-person program designed to guide entrepreneurs through the commercialization process of building their company. The ideal participants in Ignition 2.0 are technology-enabled companies who have moved past the idea and market confirmation stages of building their business and into product development.
To facilitate peer learning and long-term relationships, companies will be paired into teams and placed with a mentor, with whom they will meet weekly. Companies will also be given the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with subject matter experts, in crucial commercialization areas— technology, financials, marketing, and legal.
Ignition 2.0 will take place weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30 —7:30, in person at the Tech Park. The program will last 9 weeks, with the last week being a Demo Day where participants pitch for a $10,000 investment. The first session will occur on March 30 and Demo Day will be on May 25 at the Goodwood Library located at 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA. It is expected that participants will be present and active at all sessions. The total cost for the program is $200, with scholarships available.
By the end of the eight-week program, attendees will have the appropirate knowledge and mentorship needed to plan for their next steps in growing their companies. This includes a thorough understanding of:
How to form their financials
Developing their business model
Creating their go-to market strategy
The steps to take when seeking investments