Nexus Louisiana, LSU Launch Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs 

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 […]

BioInnovation Center wins fed grant to kickstart stalled commercialization effort 

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 […]

LSU Board of Supervisors Fund 18 New Ideas through LIFT2 Grants

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Tulane launches program to connect student startups with mentors 

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 […]

Healthcare startups to participate in business accelerator program

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, […]

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

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 […]