Connections to investor capital

How It Works

Nexus Louisiana offers a number of services designed to coach entrepreneurs and business owners through making the proper preparations to receive funding from investors, angels, or venture capitalists. Our dedicated staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, to ensure our members have the highest chance at success the next time they seek outside funding.

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Innovation Catalyst

Innovation Catalyst is a nonprofit venture development organization, formed by community leaders to strengthen and broaden Louisiana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and drive new high-tech company formation through education, connections, and capital.

Innovation Catalysts collaborate with existing resources throughout the state to identify, engage, educate, and connect Louisiana entrepreneurs to the right resources to accelerate their business.

Red Stick Angels

The Red Stick Angel Network is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Innovation Catalyst, whose members are accredited investors or “Angels” located in the greater Baton Rouge area.

Its mission is to organize the Baton Rouge Angels as a network in order to identify, vet, and then aggregate investment capital of its members to invest in early-stage companies in the Capital Region and throughout Louisiana.

In addition to capital, its members provide coaching and connections to support and grow its portfolio companies, thereby fostering economic development and job creation in Louisiana.