1 04, 2021

Nexus Louisiana, LSU Launch Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs 

By |2021-04-01T10:50:45+00:00April 1st, 2021|Louisiana|0 Comments

Nexus Louisiana and Louisiana State University have announced Ignition, a new initiative to help aspiring entrepreneurs evaluate their business idea’s viability through customer discovery and development. During this eight-week entrepreneurial accelerator program, business mentors and industry experts will guide participants through the customer development process step-by-step designed to help them answer a very simple but [...]

24 09, 2020

BioInnovation Center wins fed grant to kickstart stalled commercialization effort 

By |2020-09-24T10:19:20+00:00September 24th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Louisiana|0 Comments

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center, an incubator aimed at jump-starting the city's biotech sector, has won a grant from the federal Economic Development Administration aimed at kickstarting its stalled efforts to turn promising startups into fully-fledged growth companies. The center, often referred to as NOBIC, was one of 29 organizations nationwide to win a "2020 [...]

4 08, 2020

LSU Board of Supervisors Fund 18 New Ideas through LIFT2 Grants

By |2020-08-04T10:31:55+00:00August 4th, 2020|Louisiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The LSU Board of Supervisors has selected 18 new ideas to support through its Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, grants. The board funded a total of $999,981.14 in the last fiscal year to provide a bridge over the critical gap between basic research and commercialization for university faculty. “These modest seed funds from [...]

4 06, 2020

LSU Health, NOBIC Supported Company Wins Grant to Fight Fatal Neonatal Disease – Biz New Orleans

By |2020-06-04T10:49:55+00:00June 4th, 2020|Louisiana, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Chosen Diagnostics announced it has received a $224,758 grant from the National Science Foundation for development and commercialization of its biomarker for noninvasive detection of necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease primarily seen in preterm infants. The test, invented by Sunyoung Kim, Ph.D., CEO of Chosen Diagnostics and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at LSU Health [...]

14 05, 2020

New Orleans tech startup Resilia closes $8M in key funding round – New Orleans CityBusiness

By |2020-05-14T09:47:02+00:00May 14th, 2020|Louisiana, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Resilia, a tech company that services nonprofit organizations and the organizations that want to donate to them, has announced an $8 million Series A funding round. It’s that highest venture capital raise by a female-founded tech company in Louisiana, according to GNO, Inc. It’s also one of the largest Series A funding rounds made by [...]

25 02, 2019

Tulane, LSU Health select New Orleans BioInnovation Center as statewide partner for biomedical technology accelerator program

By |2019-02-25T09:12:02+00:00February 25th, 2019|Louisiana|0 Comments

Tulane University and LSU Health New Orleans have selected the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) as the statewide implementation partner for a newly launched initiative to augment business development efforts and accelerate the commercialization of life science research from university labs to biotechnology startups in the region and to existing companies around the world. NOBIC will work [...]

12 11, 2018

Tulane launches program to connect student startups with mentors 

By |2018-11-12T10:07:58+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Louisiana|0 Comments

Tulane University has started a new program that brings investors, entrepreneurs and executives in to coach students on how to create successful businesses. The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 12 Innovators-in-Residence program teams 12 successful mentors with student startups to give them feedback on their ventures. They include Timothy Bovard of Search Fund [...]

15 08, 2018

Healthcare startups to participate in business accelerator program

By |2018-08-15T08:23:00+00:00August 15th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Louisiana|0 Comments

South Louisiana welcomes ten companies from across the United States to participate in a healthcare-focused business acceleration program, Accelerate South. For the next four months, a host of healthcare partners, investors and subject matter experts will assist the selected companies to identify challenges and opportunities while strategically helping to move their business forward. Acadian Companies, [...]

28 06, 2018

LSU announces more than $521,000 in innovation grant funding

By |2018-06-28T09:16:20+00:00June 28th, 2018|Louisiana|0 Comments

The LSU Board of Supervisors has awarded $521,202 in innovation and technology transfer grant funding for 12 university research projects, ranging from new treatments for breast cancer to development of biodegradable Mardi Gras beads. This was the eighth round of funding from the Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, grants. Since 2014, the university [...]

10 05, 2018

Louisiana State University LIFT program starting to see results, awarded additional funding for patents

By |2018-05-10T15:32:25+00:00May 10th, 2018|Louisiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The LSU Research and Technology Foundation touted the success of its LIFT grant program today before the LSU Board of Supervisors, and won approval for an additional $200,000 to cover fees associated with the “significant increase” in patents filed with the university. The board created the LIFT—Leveraging Innovation for Technology Transfer—program in 2014 to award [...]