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Louisiana Small Business Development Center at LSU

Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at LSU is part of a statewide network of 10 centers that deliver high quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs at no-cost. Concentrated on helping technology-based companies across the state and all businesses in the capital region, we provide problem-solving assistance to increase access to capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, sales and other areas. If your goal is business growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity or innovation, meet with one of our certified consultants, or register for one of our training programs.

Academia
Business Consultant
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Support Organization
NSF Southwest Innovation-Corps at LSU

Baton Rouge, LA

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION The NSF I-Corps™ Hub: Southwest fosters entrepreneurial thinking in academic research to create a thriving innovation ecosystem throughout the region. As a part of the National Science Foundation’s National Innovation Network, the hub fosters collaboration between leading research institutions to educate, support, and connect academic researchers to entrepreneurial opportunities. Together, the network works to address America’s need for innovation education. The hub works with other I-Corps Hubs to: - Identify, develop, and support promising ideas that generate value and impact - Create and implement tools that bolster the nation’s innovation capacity - Gather, analyze, evaluate, and utilize data and insight from I-Corps teams - Share innovation best practices to support innovation on the national scale Universities within the hub work to standardize and implement best practices and curricula to foster entrepreneurial thinking, train scientific researchers to generate innovations with commercial potential from their deep tech intellectual property, increase engagement of underrepresented groups, enhance academia-industry interaction, and increase venture capital funding in the region.

Academia
Accelerator
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Funding
Incubator
Support Organization
CodeGig

Luling, LA

Custom Software Development with Automation and Machine learning

Business Consultant
Software Development
Support Organization
Tulane Ventures

New Orleans, LA

Tulane Ventures was launched in 2023 and resides under the Tulane Innovation Institute. Tulane Ventures invests in Tulane University professors, students, alumni, and Louisiana-based entrepreneurs.

Funding
Wealth Planning Law Group

New Orleans, LA

My law firm has helped thousands of business owners grow and protect their wealth from the government, taxes and creditors.

Business Consultant
Corridor Ventures

New Orleans, LA

Corridor Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in problem-solver founders throughout the US Southeast.

Funding
Flamingo Funders

New Orleans, LA

Accessible early-stage investing in women-owned companies in the New Orleans area.

Funding
Zehnder

New Orleans, LA

We’re a multidisciplinary, employee-owned marketing agency with experience in financial services, food & beverage, health care, tourism & hospitality, economic development and more.

Marketing Agency
Opportunity Machine

Lafayette, LA

Opportunity Machine’s mission is to support and elevate early-stage technology, research-driven, and innovative startups. Our focus lies in nurturing tech and tech-enabled ventures through specialized business education, targeted mentorship, strategic networking opportunities, and a workspace environment designed to meet high-growth startups’ dynamic needs. We are committed to building a robust community of resources, and to fostering a network of support and collaboration that propels these startups forward.

Accelerator
Co-Working
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Funding
Incubator
Tower Books

New Orleans, LA

Outsourced bookkeeping services for startups using QuickBooks Online.

Accounting
TIMBS Consulting

New Orleans, LA

TIMBS Consulting provides usability research and reporting services for medical device manufacturers and other companies. We help companies improve their products and earn FDA clearance through end-user research and human factors validation testing (for 510ks). We help companies succeed by making sure their products are user-friendly and safe to use, so they can get to market quickly and sell.

Contact

Stephen Ostertag

Business Consultant
JAJ Consults (formerly JAJ Recruiting Consulting)

New Orleans, LA

JAJ Consults gives your business Talent Management On Demand! I offer contract and retained people ops services in a personalized and highly engaged environment to bring organization and strategy to your business. My boutique approach allows me to work with industries of all types to design processes that locate, place, and retain highly qualified talent in roles that maximize their skillset. I stay current on emerging trends, adapt to evolving client needs, embrace new technologies, and foster creative problem-solving to collaborate, learn, and network to bring a fresh perspective to your business. Services Offered: • Fractional recruiting support • Recruiting strategy development • Employer branding marketing • Recruiting SOP creation and OKR development • Job descriptions, career ladders, and compensation structures • Interview plans and question bank development • Careers page and LinkedIn page development & maintenance • New business staffing strategy • Tech tool sourcing, vetting & contract negotiation • Retained recruiting contracts • Contract recruiting project management

Contact

Jennifer Jeansonne

Business Consultant
HR & Benefits
Venturous

New Orleans, LA

Our mission is to build the next generation of entrepreneurs by connecting startups and venture firms with driven and talented college and graduate students.

Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Funding
U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. Our uniquely global network connects the commercially scaled solutions of America's entrepreneurs with foreign business opportunities. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, we offer the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities and increase the top and bottom lines of your business. Our expert, customized counseling is unparalleled and designed to help you succeed in global markets. We are results driven.

Business Consultant
Government
100 Black Angels & Allies

New Orleans, LA

The mission of 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund is to align smart, affluent, innovative and skilled Black and ally capital to build a scalable and sustainable Black technology, startup entrepreneurship and venture ecosystem that powers a global Diasporic engine and platform to ensure that Black people everywhere are equitably represented at all levels in the future of work, startup ecosystem and forthcoming 4th Industrial Revolution as a definitive path to decreasing income inequality and the racial wealth gap. This is the path to shared prosperity and multi-generational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth.

Funding
Enhanced Capital

New Orleans, LA

Impact investment firm that makes small business, real estate and climate finance loans.

Funding
OHUB x NOLA New Energy Technology Incubator (NETI)

New Orleans, LA

OHUB is the leading platform for the development of diverse, inclusive, equitable and assessable 4.0 ecosystems. #OHUBFridays and the New Energy Technology Incubator allow the Greater New Orleans region to develop a diverse, equitable entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem that directly supports the locally and globally renewable energy transition. Learn more at https://opportunityhub.co/nola/

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Leroy Brown

Accelerator
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
GWave Holdings, LLC

New Orleans, LA

GWave Holdings is a New Orleans-based venture fund, focusing on early-stage local startups from Seed Rounds through Series A. We are industry agnostic but maintain focus on the people, progress, and problems our startups are aiming to solve. GWave is committed to developing businesses that contribute to regional economic diversification and development.

Funding
Boot64 Ventures

Metairie, LA

Boot64 Ventures is an investment fund that discovers, invests in, and supports Louisiana-based entrepreneurs in need of start-up capital. The primary goal of the fund is to identify early stage small businesses ready to create jobs and improve Louisiana’s economy. Special emphasis is placed on startups, inventions and small businesses founded by Veterans, Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals and Rural Residents. Using a hands-on approach to assist with market research, product development, business plans and management structure Boot64 is ready to help you succeed. If you are driven to triumph in business and failure is not an option please fill out our application.

Funding
Beyond HR

New Orleans, LA

Human Resources is essential in any and every workplace. From hiring new employees and developing handbooks to training and consulting, we offer HR services to guarantee that you and your team are always working toward success! Properly run HR departments set the tone of your business’s culture and operation. At Beyond HR, we help you to hire quality employees and to keep them, as well as assisting with maintaining performance and ensuring your employees are up to your standards. Selecting the people who best fit into your established company culture and possess the most advanced, applicable skillset is just the beginning of creating a solid business foundation. We believe a strong company core is the key to a prosperous, reputable business; when you are clear with job descriptions, handbook information and communicate with your employees, it only helps to encourage your team and give your business an advantage in the job field. Whether handling tough situations or building morale to keep on an upward trajectory, Beyond HR offers a range of essential Human Resources services to help you focus on the most important aspects of your business that you love instead of the more administrative tasks. Let’s start working together today!

HR & Benefits
Crescent

Metairie, LA

We are passionate people who are passionate about people. As a business leader, you know that empowering your people is the most meaningful investment you can make. It creates a ripple effect. The kind of effect you can see and feel throughout your office, client meetings and customer interactions, and within your community. It’s the kind of ROI that drives business growth and upholds the best of who we are as people. Our goal is to support you with tools that lead to this kind of empowerment and growth, because it’s a philosophy we live by as well. Headquartered in Metairie, LA, Crescent serves small to large-sized businesses in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region in addition to clients throughout the United States.

HR & Benefits
Delta Administrative Services

Metairie, LA

Say goodbye to complicated HR once and for all. Cost-effective, local HR solutions for small and mid-size businesses. We Help Companies Reduce The Costs And Risks Of Employee Management – Faster, Better, And Cheaper. HR demands can quickly grow beyond your company’s current expertise or infrastructure. But you don’t need a million different vendors to solve this problem. You need a “side-by-side” partner, helping you to actively manage the costs and risks associated with employee management such as payroll, benefits, recruiting, and safety training. You need a strategic consultant who alerts you to risk, helps you prevent problems before they occur, and handles them decisively when they do. We will be that trusted partner who responds when you call. Same day. Not tomorrow or the day after.

HR & Benefits
HR NOLA

New Orleans, LA

WE ARE YOUR HR EXPERTS HR NOLA is a woman-owned, small business offering a full suite of Human Resources services. Our passionate and dedicated team of Human Resource practitioners focus on helping small and medium sized organizations with all of their HR needs so they can continue to grow their business. Our customized, affordable solutions cover the full employee life cycle - from hire to retire. We deliver simple, practical and proven HR strategies that ensure our clients get the very best people management support, and guidance they need to help their organizations grow.

HR & Benefits
LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors

Metairie, LA

LaPorte is one of the largest independent accounting and business advisory firms in the region and proudly celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2021. It has 180 personnel in New Orleans, Houston, Baton Rouge, Covington and Houma. As a full-service accounting and business advisory firm, our services include the following: Audit and assurance Business consulting Business succession planning Client accounting services Employee benefit plan services Estate planning Forensic and valuation services International services Outsourced controllership Profitability enhancement Risk advisory services Strategic planning Tax planning and compliance Transaction advisory services

Accounting
Bourgeois Bennett

Metairie, LA

At Bourgeois Bennett, we help private companies, governments, non-profits and individuals thrive in the shifting circumstances of our times. Our clients are diverse, yet they have found something in common at Bourgeois Bennett. They know we will work with each of them to design and implement financial strategies, set goals, solve problems, seize opportunities and celebrate success. And, they know we've done so since 1923.

Accounting
Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N)

Metairie, LA

Providing a steady path forward for swift — yet solid — growth. Start-up companies are simultaneously seizing opportunities while planning for their future. Entrepreneurs must maintain a balance of focusing on creating new solutions, managing financing and investor relationships, and mitigating risk of rapid growth. With proper planning and execution, P&N helps start-up companies gain competitive advantage, sustain innovations, and successfully manage growth. P&N works with start-ups in a host of industries such as life sciences, web applications, software, and traditional business. By having a P&N professional advisor on your side, you can minimize costly missteps. Our team is devoted to assisting start-up companies build a solid financial function so they can communicate results of creative efforts in a clear, concise way that allows third parties to continue supporting their mission. P&N provides strategic and timely advice throughout the lifecycle of an emerging business – from formation and business planning to maturity. We’re here to help with tax planning and structuring, reporting and compliance, valuation, internal controls, and more. Our skilled professionals are with you every step of the way to help your business continue growing and reaching your goals.

Accounting
Susco Solutions

Metairie, LA

Susco helps companies build software better and faster than their internal teams can alone. Many IT Leaders are getting internal pressure to deliver high quality software at a faster rate than their internal teams (or current vendors) can reasonably produce. Susco works both on full project development as well as harmoniously under internal teams to meet demand without having to hire and manage more developers. We place a priority on good communication, so all of our developers are in-house, making it easy to communicate with the entire team. We specialize in .NET development, which tends to be the technology utilized by midmarket companies and utilize a robust base stack or can develop in accordance with existing architecture as directed.

Software Development
Techstars New Orleans Powered by J.P. Morgan

New Orleans, LA

Open to founders of all backgrounds, Techstars New Orleans powered by J.P. Morgan is sponsored by Louisiana Economic Development. The program is designed to provide equitable access to funding and support for Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs who are building the future of Commerce Technology, Consumer Brands and Platforms, the Creator Economy and ClimateTech. Through game-changing investment community partnerships, together we will take steps towards dismantling institutional, structural, and systematic barriers that often limit opportunities. Louisiana Economic Development offers a wide range of programs for entrepreneurs and small businesses at every stage of development and the state’s support for entrepreneurs is consistently recognized among the nation’s best.

Accelerator
Funding
The Ehrdhardt Group

New Orleans, LA

Optimal strategies & tactically-sophisticated planning that drive—time & again—successful results. In public relations, we all believe in relationships. We all believe in results. What makes TEG different is we choose to practice our craft in the Gulf South.

Marketing Agency
Public Relations
Spears Group

New Orleans, LA

Diverse voices create the best work. Founded in PR and experiential marketing, our full-service marketing savvy is ready to take your brand to the next-level. Diversity matters, and not because you need to check a box. Diversity promotes business growth. We combine diverse backgrounds, cultures, and points of view with the smartest people in the room, and we get conclusive results that are bold, relevant, and inclusive.

Marketing Agency
Public Relations
Club Discovery

New Orleans, LA

The co-working space for innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists. The Saint Claude corridor of the Marigny and the Bywater is the arguably the funkiest, most interesting and nouveau part of the city. Club Discovery was one of the places where New Orleans Bounce originated. Now, many years later, the Club has become a mecca for innovation and new ideas again. When you get an office or desk at Club Discovery you’re becoming part of a learning, growing and forward-facing community that cares about fun, work, art and living life well. That sometimes means high-speed Ms. PacMan tournaments or playing pool over lunch. Whether you’re part of a growing startup, a remote worker looking for a peer group to work with or a small team that needs more than a few desks, this is the place for you. Our community programming includes gratefulness/mindfulness, fun events (Chewbacchus runs in front of the building!) and opportunities to learn from experts that we bring in for lunch-n-learns.

Co-Working
Rose Collaborative - Parish Hall Workspace

New Orleans, LA

Originally constructed in 1938, the two-story wooden schoolhouse served as an elementary school until August 26, 2005: the Friday before Katrina struck New Orleans. The renovated building has been transformed into the Parish Hall Offices, a shared workspace highlighted by several strong nonprofit organizations, including Fund 17, KID smART, the New Orleans Arts Education Alliance, NewCorp, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Brothers Empowered to Teach, and more. In addition to conventional office suites, Parish Hall offers 2-3 person private offices, semi-private workstations and open desks in a shared facility with conference and meeting rooms, free wifi, printing and copying, a kitchen, and flexible leasing. Fund 17, a nonprofit organization that provides tailored business development and capital access assistance to community entrepreneurs and business owners in New Orleans, is the programmatic anchor for Parish Hall. Beginning in fall 2018, Fund 17 will operate a Community Business Incubator that combines training and mentorship programs, capital access, and accessible space and equipment for entrepreneurs in the 7th Ward and surrounding neighborhoods.

Co-Working
Greenhouse Workspace

New Orleans, LA

A [Botanical] Work & Event Space

Co-Working
BayouWorks

New Orleans, LA

BayouWorks is a new coworking space near Bayou St. John that offers sitting/standing desks, conference space and other amenities in a renovated, light-filled former church. The space has 13 desks and offers a more intimate setting than larger shared office spaces. Among other amenities BayouWorks offers fast speed internet, a printer/scanner, a physical mailing address, lockable cabinets, and free coffee. The space is also equipped with a kitchen and a lounge area. Friends of Bayou St. John, the non-profit organization that produces the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival and works to protect and preserve Bayou St. John year around is the anchor tenant.

Co-Working
The Station Creative Hub

New Orleans, LA

A CREATIVE CO-WORKING HUB The Station brings together creative professionals to aid in collaboration inside of a former 1920's car service station. This high-tech Coworking Space offers everything you need and things that others can not - a group of like-minded technology enabled design and construction experts. ​ Come check us out!

Co-Working
The Maroon

New Orleans, LA

Maroon is a home for changemakers to foster innovation, collaborate with like-minded people, and embrace equity. Based in the heart of New Orleans, this shared working space will bring together one of the most diverse communities in the country: professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives and techies.

Co-Working
The Stables

New Orleans, LA

Work. Eat. Play. The Stables is a collaborative, inspiring shared workspace for likeminded professionals. The Stables offers a variety of commercial leases with the goal of providing a home for growing companies and individuals, balanced with local food and beverage concepts and shared outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining and hosting events.

Co-Working
Black Tech Lab

New Orleans, LA

Co-Working
StartUP Northshore

Mandeville, LA

Catalyzing Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Business Formation on the Northshore. STartUP Northshore places a focus on building programs that support startups and curate an environment that allows for the entrepreneurs in our backyards to THRIVE. St. Tammany Corporation leads this 3-year pilot program initiative in partnership with our economic development and business stakeholders in Tangipahoa and Washington parishes.

Accelerator
Economic Development Organization
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Creative Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Web design agency based in New Orleans passionate about helping businesses build a solid online presence

Marketing Agency
Tulane Innovation Institute

New Orleans, LA

The Tulane Innovation Institute is a transformative university-wide endeavor designed to bring Tulane research as well as the discoveries and breakthroughs of other institutions and individuals from the surrounding community and region to market faster. The Institute will help student, faculty, and community innovators further develop their ideas, launch startups, and attract the industry, investment, and talent that will fuel innovation in the Gulf South and strengthen the area’s economy. The Innovation Institute will add new resources and support existing campus and community partners and priorities through funding, academic resources, and engagement to ensure new companies and technologies can launch, grow, remain, and thrive as they improve lives in New Orleans and throughout the world. This Institute’s resources include proof of concept and pre-seed startup investment funds, as well as due diligence, development, and commercialization support from mentors and other business, scientific, and investment experts. Universities have launched programs with similar components and concepts; but the Tulane Innovation Institute is designed specifically for this university, in this city, at this time.

Academia
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Funding
Urban League of Louisiana - Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)

New Orleans, LA

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is the Urban League of Louisiana’s statewide entrepreneurial development organization. As the organization continues to evolve, we are deploying deliberate, innovative, place-based programming and services to entrepreneurs in communities across Louisiana. Our mission is to provide impactful support to women and minority entrepreneurs that wish to create and grow scalable, profitable and sustainable business ventures.

Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
City of New Orleans, Office of Economic Development

New Orleans, LA

The mission of the Office of Economic Development is to encourage inclusive economic growth and economic mobility by creating new jobs, revitalizing neighborhoods, investing in people and in priority industries, and creating systems to thrive. We envision a vibrant, equitable, and inclusive city where all New Orleanians—at every stage of their lives and in every neighborhood—enjoy access to economic opportunity, quality jobs, and a high quality of life for themselves and their families.

Government
Nubitz

New Orleans, LA

Digital Transformation with High Quality Solutions. Nubitz is a software development and digital marketing company existing to help businesses develop solutions that help them achieve their own desired outcomes.

Software Development
Agency Pure

New Orleans, LA

The most direct path between your brand today and your brand tomorrow is Pure. We are a Vigorously Uncomplicated brand and business growth partner. We are a full-service agency partner. Our project teams are individually calibrated to meet the demands of each distinct project.

Marketing Agency
Public Relations
Gambel Communications

Metairie, LA

We share your message, so you can focus on your passion. Here at Gambel Communications, we pride ourselves on finding innovative ways to share our clients’ messages, so they can focus on their passion. Our female-led and driven public relations team has created award-winning work with major brands and campaigns in the New Orleans area, regionally and nationally. Our clients come from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, but they have a few things in common. They are goal-oriented, committed to success and ready to make an impact. We can take a campaign from struggling to strategic, and we can garner results that can be measured. How do you stand out above the crowd?

Marketing Agency
Public Relations
Ellie Rand Public Relations

New Orleans, LA

Ellie Rand Public Relations wants to tell your story. But first we want to know who you are trying to reach, and why. We also want to know about your marketing and sales goals. Because before we can successfully tell your story, we want to know where you want it to take you. Since 2002, ERPR has crafted effective Public Relations campaigns for a variety of clients. We start with message development, which is choosing the words and phrases that support our clients’ positioning. We then take that messaging and develop a plan to reach our target audiences. Next is implementation, when ERPR strategically tells clients’ stories to the right audience, via the right medium at the right time. Are you ready to have your story told?

Public Relations
Jones Walker LLP

New Orleans, LA

Beyond isn't a place — it's a mindset. And it's a belief that has powered us for over 80 years. We are Jones Walker, a firm driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep sense of community, and a fierce determination to deliver exceptional service and value for our clients. At Jones Walker, we look beyond today’s challenges and focus on the opportunities of the future. Since our founding in May 1937 by Joseph Merrick Jones, Sr., and Tulane Law School graduates William B. Dreux and A.J. Waechter, we have consistently asked ourselves a simple question: What can we do to help our clients succeed, today and tomorrow? Over the following eight decades, this forward-thinking attitude and focus on client service has supported our evolution into one of the largest law firms in the United States. We have helped clients weather world wars and economic recessions, identify and take advantage of growth opportunities, create and support a more diverse workforce, and adapt to fast-paced changes in technology and global trade. Today, we have more than 355 lawyers practicing across the country and internationally, from offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans, Louisiana; Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama; Houston and The Woodlands, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; and Washington, DC. We counsel multinational corporations, privately held and family-owned businesses, individual and institutional investors, educational and research institutions, and other clients in a broad range of legal disciplines. Strong supporters of the economic, civic, and cultural communities in which we work and live, we participate in a broad range of volunteer activities that promote health, educational opportunity, and artistic development. Partners and associates in every office provide pro bono counsel to individuals and organizations that lack access to or the ability to pay for legal services, and many of our attorneys serve on the boards of arts, education, and service organizations across the region.

Legal
UNO Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

New Orleans, LA

We believe that learning enriches our lives at any age. Our Professional and Continuing Education programs provides a broad range of learning opportunities that reflect the needs and interests of our businesses and community members.

Academia
Xavier University of Louisiana Entrepreneurship Institute

New Orleans, LA

The Entrepreneurship Institute creates a culture of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Xavier University of Louisiana. We collaborate across disciplines to achieve the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana which is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. We believe that the entrepreneurial spirit is the key driver of sustainable business growth and that the true ethos of entrepreneurship is in full alignment with the Xavier, mission in empowering all people to contribute to our society in positive, humane, and lasting ways.

Academia
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Incubator
LiftFund

New Orleans, LA

LiftFund’s mission is to provide credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and to provide leadership and innovation in the microlending industry.

Funding
Support Organization
LSU Innovation Park

Baton Rouge, LA

LSU Innovation Park provides entrepreneurs and companies with the environment to grow your business. Our park amenities, experienced business consultants, resources at LSU, and throughout the state combine to provide advice, solutions, and access to capital and other resources all under one umbrella. LSU Innovation Park operates several incubators and stimulates economic growth in Louisiana. The ecosystem includes: Louisiana Business & Technology Center; LSU AgCenter Food Incubator; Pennington Biotech Initiative; Louisiana Emerging Technology Center; and more.

Academia
Accelerator
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Funding
Incubator
Propeller Social Venture Fund

New Orleans, LA

Our Social Venture Fund is a $1 million loan fund that provides loans to BIPOC entrepreneurs, as well as businesses and nonprofits tackling disparities in the areas of community economic development, education, food, health, and water. The Social Venture Fund is open to all BIPOC entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs headquartered or doing substantial business in the Greater New Orleans region (including Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes).

Funding
SSBCI
Reform Ventures

New Orleans, LA

Diversified investments in start ups and technology platforms, globally. Reform Ventures, LLC is a private investment fund that evaluates and provides value-added investment in early, growth and late stage companies that have strong value propositions, barriers to entry, a sound business plan & strategy, a strong management & advisory team with industry expertise, and the potential to scale and a path to exit.

Funding
Opportunity Zone
Alderbrook Companies

New Orleans, LA

Alderbrook is a Financial Advisory & Early-Stage Investment Firm. Our mission is to help our partners create tangible value while conducting ourselves with the highest integrity. We advise clients in a variety of industries. We also make early-stage investments with a focus on media, software & government technology businesses.

Funding
Opportunity Zone
Stonehenge Capital

New Orleans, LA

Investing in the underserved. Transformational capital. Since 1999, Stonehenge Capital has operated at the nexus of finance and community development. We are deliberate in our actions to make both a financial and social impact. We know how private capital can transform underserved communities and help operating businesses grow, and we work with clients and investors to generate double bottom line returns. With fresh thinking that leads to better returns, Stonehenge is not the same old style of investment firm, but something else entirely. Some call it transformational capital. We call it the right way to do business.

Funding
Sisung Group

New Orleans, LA

Sisung Capital, LLC is a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests capital and resources in companies in need of funding for their growth and profitability. As a licensed Louisiana Capital Company (CAPCO) and Business and Industrial Development Corporation (BIDCO), Sisung Capital has primarily focused its investments in Louisiana and has raised and invested multi-millions of dollars in venture capital assets. We have worked with a wide variety of industries including telecommunications, print manufacturing, construction service, oil & gas, healthcare, media and government services sectors.

Funding
Louisiana Funds

Baton Rouge, LA

Closing the gap between the hardships of investment and research. Louisiana Funds are an early stage venture capital funds focused on the identification of investment opportunities emanating from research universities and other organizations in the state of Louisiana. Louisiana universities spend over $500 million annually on research in the areas of interest to Louisiana Funds.

Funding
Forty5 Ventures

New Orleans, LA

We invest in early-stage, high-growth companies from around the world that have emerging and disruptive technologies. Forty5 Ventures seeks to invent the future by investing in people. Our people first approach allows us to build lasting relationships. We invest for the long term with the goal of building great companies that also do good. Our people first approach allows us to build lasting relationships. We invest for the long term with the goal of building great companies that also do good. We invest for the long term with the goal of building great companies that also do good. Our people first approach allows us to build lasting relationships. We invest for the long term with the goal of building great companies that also do good.

Funding
Carr's Hill Partners

New Orleans, LA

Carr's Hill Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm that provides capital and expertise to family & founder-owned companies in the Industrials & Business Services sectors. Based in New Orleans, we invest throughout North America with a focus on the Southern United States. Our operating expertise, institutional capabilities, and network of executives provide management partners with a foundation for exceptional growth.

Funding
BVM Capital

Bossier City, LA

BVM Capital LLC is a Southeast-based venture capital firm that seeks to create and finance breakthrough early and expansion stage companies with proprietary technology platforms or unique products that will lead to the treatment and ultimate cure for cancers. The firm works closely with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, LSU Feist Weiller Cancer Center and innovative researchers throughout the world.

Funding
Bollinger Enterprises, LLC

New Orleans, LA

Black Bay Energy Capital

New Orleans, LA

A Fundamentally Different Approach to Energy Investing. We are helping build great companies that will transition the energy industry to stronger profitability, safer operations and more sustainable business models. We achieve this through our sector focus, partnership-oriented values, growth mindset and thematic investment strategy.

Bernhard Capital Partners

Baton Rouge, LA

Bernhard Capital Partners seeks to create sustainable value by leveraging our experience in acquiring, operating, and growing services and infrastructure businesses. We are a middle-market services and infrastructure-focused private equity firm with operational experience that gives us insight into critical infrastructure and the vision to see its future.

Funding
Julia Holt Law Firm

New Orleans, Louisiana

You started your career with a vision. Let Julia Holt Law Firm be your visionary advocate. Do not allow any contract or dispute stand in your way. Safeguard your intellectual property with a firm that understands both your potential and your growing pains.

Legal
Scale New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Scale New Orleans is a community where entrepreneurs and creators are equipped with the resources needed to test and build world-changing ideas that celebrate local innovation. We do this by supporting a collaborative workspace, and tapping into our network of talent to creatively solve complex problems. The purpose is to improve the quality of life in New Orleans for future generations by cultivating a region of early adopters and innovators.

Co-Working
Opportunity Zone
PR Solutions LLC of Louisiana

Harvey, LA

PR Solutions LLC offers effective and affordable public relations, marketing consulting and corporate event planning services for public, private and non-profit organizations. With over 15+ years experience working with new and existing businesses, our team focuses on providing expert consulting for any size budget.

Public Relations
Persevere Corp

New Orleans, LA

We help solid businesses explosively grow, expanding their past successes. Our goal is to enhance and simplify your business and life, allowing you to focus on what you do best. Each business has its core competency and are proud of their craftsmanship in that area. However, each business must conduct an extremely broad set of back-office activities, each of which detracts or enhances their craft. We have a proud history of taking the hard back-office work off mission owners’ plates so they focus on their core competencies. We have a legacy of business support and consulting, including Electronic Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, the U.S. Government and highly regulated industries. We have scaled over a dozen programs from startup to $10M - $100M+ in annual revenues and conducted post-merger integration for publicly traded services companies

Business Consultant
Ochsner Ventures

New Orleans, Louisiana

Founded in 2021, Ochsner Ventures fosters new collaborations, invests in emerging companies and develops diversified businesses to support the mission of Ochsner Health and positively impact the communities we serve. We build on Ochsner’s legacy of innovation and collaboration to create new opportunities across the healthcare landscape that align with Ochsner’s strategy and needs.

Funding
SSBCI
Richard A Melancon APAC

Metairie, Louisiana

We help clients make more money by helping them work more effectively. There are no new problems in business, but there are new solutions created every day. We help you identify your key challenges and develop a solution that you can use to eliminate these challenges. Need more sales? Need better forecasting information? Need more effective results from your staff? Let's have a conversation about your greatest needs and see if we are a good fit to help you create a solution that you can use.

Business Consultant
NFP

New Orleans, Louisiana

NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant providing specialized property and casualty, corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions through its licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. NFP enables client success through the expertise of over 6,000 global employees, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions. NFP is the 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue, 5th best place to work in insurance and 6th largest US-based privately owned broker (Business Insurance); 9th commercial lines agency by P&C commercial lines revenue and 10th largest property and casualty agency (Insurance Journal); and 12th largest global insurance broker (Best’s Review).

HR & Benefits
Opportunity Zone
Stone Pigman CornerStone Program

New Orleans, Louisiana

Stone Pigman's innovative CornerStone Program provides entrepreneurs and startups with customized legal services to help establish, protect and grow their businesses. As trusted advisors, we educate CornerStone participants on their legal options at every stage of their business's life cycle and provide straightforward legal services that match the needs and goals of the business. From corporate formations, operating agreements and trademark filings, to incentive stock option plans, mergers and acquisitions and securities private placement documentation, the CornerStone Program can handle all the legal needs of startups and emerging companies. A critical element of any new business is to have a solid legal foundation that provides protection to its owners while preparing the business for the next steps of its evolution. Many entrepreneurs and new business owners are surprised by legal issues and often do not have a comprehensive understanding of how the law affects their business deals and transactions. Stone Pigman lawyers team with CornerStone participants to identify and assess legal needs and concerns, prioritize business objectives and implement legal strategies to facilitate those objectives. Our proactive approach helps CornerStone participants avoid unnecessary legal surprises and enables entrepreneurs to focus on what matters most: their business ventures. Stone Pigman is aware of the financial burdens placed on new businesses. To help entrepreneurs and startups, we have developed a variety of low-cost legal packages and alternative billing structures for pre-approved CornerStone Program participants. These include flat-fee arrangements for specific legal transactions and documents, reduced hourly rates for more complex legal matters and arrangements for payment at closing.

Business Consultant
Legal
On The Mark Travel Notary, LLC

New Orleans, LA

On The Mark Travel Notary is a mobile notary service covering the Greater New Orleans region. We are available to handle all of your notary needs at the location of your choosing.

Legal
Bluehenge Capital Partners

Baton Rouge, LA

Bluehenge Capital Partners was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Firm was formed to pursue a strategy of providing debt and equity capital solutions to lower middle market companies in underserved areas.

Funding
Lighterknot Media, LLC

New Orleans, LA

Lighterknot is a New Orleans-based advertising agency that offers creative direction, marketing, analytics, design, copywriting, video production, and animation across traditional, digital, and social media. We’re looking for good people that we can help to start something great.

Marketing Agency
Legacy Capital, LLC

Metairie, LA

Legacy Capital offers unparalleled investment banking services to private companies, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, business valuations and financial consulting. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive representation and advisory services across a broad range of industries. We create solid relationships with our clients through personalized service and by delivering exceptional results. Legacy Capital was founded in 1994 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Funding
Online Optimism

New Orleans, LA

Online Optimism is a creative digital marketing agency. They support growing organizations through social media, content marketing, SEO, SEM, Google Ads, and other Internet advertising strategies. They were founded in New Orleans in 2012, and since grown from a team of 1 to 20+ employees. For companies expanding outside New Orleans, they have additional physical offices in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, DC, as well as remote employees working out of Texas, Florida, Maryland and Virginia. Their social media campaigns include working on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, Snapchat, and Pinterest. For SEO, we focus on Google and Bing. In addition to our marketing campaigns, we also have an internal website design and development team. We focus on WordPress, e-commerce, and Shopify websites. We have a full creative studio to handle photography and video production in house. We work for clients across industries, including hospitality, automotive, healthcare, legal, education, CPG, B2B, and more.

Marketing Agency
CodeGig

Luling, LA

We thrive in Business Intelligence consulting and Training

Business Consultant
Moxie Media

New Orleans, LA

Moxie Media is a full-service video production company based in New Orleans, Louisiana. For over 35 years, we’ve been producing video content for a variety of industries, ranging from small businesses to large corporations. Whatever you are looking for—whether it’s a marketing video, corporate video, or even a fully edited music video—Moxie has the resources that you need. Our innovative team will work with you and your budget to create the perfect video for your business. Here's a sample - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7NEMh0URA

Marketing Agency
Spera Law Group

New Orleans, LA

We help businesses avoid stupid legal mistakes and grow their business for a fixed monthly fee.

Legal
Encalarde Consultants

New Orleans, LA

Encalarde Consultants is a firm that specialize in the development of systems, models, programs, and curriculum focused on increasing the viability of business in a variety of industries. A fully Accredited Small Business Consulting firm with a track record for strategic development, concept and financial modelling, framework and curriculum design, as well as technology solutions implementation. We focus on creating and defining Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, developing programs for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME), and supplier diversity compliance reporting with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.

Business Consultant
Phelps Dunbar

New Orleans, LA

Law firm providing legal support for emerging companies and entrepreneurs.

Legal
Acadiana Angels

Lafayette, LA

The Acadiana Angels are a growing team of accredited investors from South Louisiana who are looking to find and invest in the next big startup.

Funding
Acadian Capital Ventures

Lafayette, LA

A Seed-stage Venture Capital firm based out of Lafayette, LA focusing on locations often overlooked by conventional VC.

Funding
Venture for America

New Orleans, LA

Venture For America is creating economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs.

Academia
Countabl

Metairie, LA

The finance team for growing businesses in the digital age. We help founders focus on what matters and make smarter decisions to build economic engines. - Start with cash basis bookkeeping and tax ready financials to focus on what matters. - Grow with modified accrual basis bookkeeping and reporting to know your numbers and make smarter decisions. - Scale your business with financial models and a fractional CFO to build an economic engine. + Add on back office support for payroll, taxes, accrual basis bookkeeping, KPI tracking, etc. All bookkeeping is done daily. Accountants review the books monthly. All reports go out Monthly.

Accounting
Tulane School of Professional Advancement

New Orleans, LA

Our name, Tulane School of Professional Advancement, reflects our commitment to helping working adults reach their full potential in their educations and their careers. Browse our site to learn more about our campuses and degree programs at sopa.tulane.edu.

Academia
Wegmann Dazet CPAs

Metairie, LA

Known as The Entrepreneur's CPA, Wegmann Dazet has been helping established, entrepreneurial businesses for 45 years. We focus on the growth of the business and its owners, and we provide tax strategies, tax planning, and financial statement audits/reviews to a wide range of industries all over Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. We also help clients with business valuations, fraud investigations, and exit strategies/succession planning. We help you fix your business challenges. Give us a ring!

Accounting
Business Consultant
Revelry Venture Partners

New Orleans, LA

Founded in 2020, Revelry Venture Partners (RVP) is an early-stage venture firm that partners with technology entrepreneurs at Company Inception through Seed. RVP prefers to lead/co-lead rounds and pairs high conviction capital with software, product, and design resources to help portfolio companies get products to market quickly and efficiently. Let's build together.

Funding
SSBCI
Red Stick Angel Network

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge based Angel Network

Funding
MESH

Baton Rouge, LA

MESH helps funded startups reach their growth goals through brand development, marketing planning, strategy, digital, and targeted advertising campaigns.

Public Relations
Washington Parish Economic Development

Bogalusa, LA

The Washington Economic Development Foundation serves Washington Parish Louisiana, located on the Mississippi / Louisiana border in Southeast Louisiana. We provide information and assistance for businesses seeking to locate or expand operations.

Economic Development Organization
St. James Parish Government

Gramercy, LA

St James Parish, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans on the Mississippi River, is a prime location for growth in South Louisiana. St. James Parish has facilities that are part of the Port of South Louisiana, the largest tonnage port in the world

Economic Development Organization
Government
Opportunity Zone
St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development & Tourism

Hahnville, LA

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is responsible for fostering economic growth and vitality in St. Charles Parish by promoting the community as a welcoming place for businesses, workers, families and tourists.

Economic Development Organization
Government
Opportunity Zone
St. John the Baptist Parish Economic Development Office

La Place, LA

The Department of Economic Development is responsible for fostering economic development in St. John the Baptist.

Economic Development Organization
Government
Louisiana Emerging Technology Center

Baton Rouge, LA

As part of its mission, the RTF built and manages the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center (LETC), designed specifically as an incubator for companies with wet-lab needs, serves small and start-up businesses developing and commercializing university technologies.

Incubator
Support Organization
Entrepreneurs Organization - Louisiana Chapter

New Orleans, LA

EO is a collection of like-minded entrepreneurs focused on business growth, personal development and community engagement. In addition to our mission, vision and core values, our global makeup is comprised of nearly 12,000+ individual member stories.

Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Opportunity Zone
Women's Business Enterprise Council- South

New Orleans, LA

We provide resources to address the challenges women face in building and growing a business including educational workshops and tools to strengthen supplier diversity partnerships.

Opportunity Zone
Support Organization
Go. Be.

New Orleans, LA

Go.Be. coaches minority and women-owned businesses from survival to success through access to skills development, contracts and capital for growth, and networks to scale. For 20 years, Go.Be. has provided a supportive learning environment where it’s safe for entrepreneurs to share their ambitions, achievements and challenges. Contact Go.Be. for one-on-one coaching and mentoring, capacity-building funding, and business growth strategy development.

Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Opportunity Zone
Louisiana Economic Development (LED)

Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy. With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Louisiana's economic future, LED strives to help businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion a successful, profitable endeavor.

Economic Development Organization
Government
Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation

Hammond, LA

TEDF’s Mission is to identify opportunities and lead efforts to attract new jobs and investment, enhance the climate for retention and expansion of existing business, address education and workforce development needs, and provide advocacy for economic development public policy on behalf of all Tangipahoa Parish citizens and businesses.

Economic Development Organization
Government
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation

Chalmette, LA

St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is the official economic development organization of St. Bernard Parish formed to create and retain jobs, build prosperity, and improve quality of life. SBEDF is a public-private partnership, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Economic Development Organization
Opportunity Zone
St. Tammany Corp

Mandeville, LA

As the lead economic development organization for St. Tammany, St. Tammany Corporation’s mission is to create capacity and sophistication as an organization resulting in transformational leadership with the greater outcome of economic prosperity for all of St. Tammany.

Economic Development Organization
Plaquemines Parish Economic Development

Belle Chasse, LA

The mission of Economic Development is to not only facilitate economic and community development in Plaquemines Parish, but also assist in developing a resilient and sustainable economy that will benefit Plaquemines Parish residents and the State of Louisiana.

Economic Development Organization
Government
Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO)

Avondale, LA

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is an independent, yet complementary arm of Jefferson Parish government. JEDCO’s mission is to build a resilient, equitable, diverse and competitive economy by driving the retention and creation of quality jobs, entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment in Jefferson Parish. FROM DIRECTING BROAD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES TO DELIVERING SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING, JEDCO IS YOUR PARTNER IN PROGRESS. The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is committed to helping businesses thrive in Jefferson Parish. Since its inception in 1987, JEDCO has aided thousands of companies through business incubator and loan programs, tax incentives and rebate programs, workforce development and information services. While dedicated to assisting existing Jefferson Parish businesses, JEDCO’s efforts also target the recruitment of new businesses for the area.

Economic Development Organization
New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA)

New Orleans, LA

A public-private partnership, the New Orleans Business Alliance is the official economic development organization for the City of New Orleans. One of the few accredited economic development organizations worldwide, the New Orleans Business Alliance was formed in 2010 through a coalition of business and civic leaders to employ the best practices in economic development to position New Orleans as the ideal intersection of commerce and culture.

Economic Development Organization
Opportunity Zone
Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO Inc.)

New Orleans, LA

Greater New Orleans, Inc. is the regional economic development nonprofit organization serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana that includes Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. Our mission is to create a region with a thriving economy and an excellent quality of life, for everyone. The ultimate indication of our success will be the presence of a robust, accessible, and growing middle class in Southeast Louisiana where our children and grandchildren can live and prosper.

Economic Development Organization
Opportunity Zone
NexusLA

Baton Rouge, LA

Nexus Louisiana’s mission is to accelerate the growth of high-potential, tech-enabled companies by providing coaching, capital and connections.

Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC)

New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center is a private, not-for-profit business incubator, supporting entrepreneurship and dedicated to the development of bioscience innovation throughout Louisiana. The Center works directly with entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialize new technologies spinning out of Louisiana universities and healthcare institutions, as well as those developed by independent innovators, to start and scale new globally competitive life science companies.

Co-Working
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Opportunity Zone
Urban League of Louisiana - Women's Business Resource Center (WBRC)

New Orleans, LA

The Women’s Business Resource Center (WBRC) was established in 2001 to support minority and women-owned businesses as a pathway to secure economic parity for African Americans and other underserved populations. The WBRC provides small-business development services including business education workshops and interactive trainings, hands-on technical assistance, and access to resources relevant to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs throughout southeastern Louisiana. Services include: comprehensive business planning and support, loan packaging, business certifications, and assistance with operational streamlining, business financials and accounting.

Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Opportunity Zone
Revelry Labs

New Orleans, LA

Revelry is an AI-fueled custom software solutions company based in New Orleans, but with clients nationwide. Established in 2012, we’re an Inc. 500 organization and a Top WorkPlaces winner. Our clients – representing a wide range of industries, like logistics, healthcare, finance, and SaaS – are our partners in digital innovation. By leveraging Revelry’s team-based approach and unique Lean Agile development methodology, we work together to ensure we’re addressing the right problems with the right solutions. Revelry’s partners come in all shapes and sizes – from start-ups to global enterprises (and everything in between). Yet they all have one thing in common: They’re all looking to transform the processes that keep them from reaching their full potential; they’re all seeking innovative solutions to modern business challenges. And Revelry consistently delivers – strategic software solutions that position our partners to compete, scale, and succeed.

Business Consultant
Software Development
CotingaSoft

New Orleans, LA

Designs software and mobile apps for startups and existing business.

Software Development
LookFar Labs

New Orleans, LA

Design and develop apps and other software to match your entrepreneurial vision. They craft custom user experiences and support them with elegant code, clean design, and scalable infrastructure.

Software Development
Startup Studio
Zehnder Communications

New Orleans, LA

An integrated marketing firm providing comprehensive solutions and strategies in a myriad of platforms. From branding to creative, media relations to social media, digital to design, for a variety of industries.

Public Relations
NOEW (New Orleans Entrepreneur Week)

New Orleans, LA

NOEW is the premier digital experience celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of New Orleans

Search Influence

New Orleans, LA

Search Influence is a woman-owned, ROI-focused digital marketing agency that helps drive prospects into and through the marketing funnel with analytics-backed search engine optimization and paid digital advertising. And we back it up with world-class Analysis Tracking and Reporting.

Marketing Agency
Trumpet Advertising

New Orleans, LA

Trumpet is an advertising agency based in New Orleans. We create believable advertising for Believable Brands™. Believable Brands™ don’t just say, they do. They don’t just promise, they produce. They don’t just list their values, they live them. Believable Brands™ are the output of organizations that know why they exist—they’re about purpose as much as product. They leverage marketing communications as an extension of that purpose to legitimately gain preference with today’s consumers—who crave meaningful connections in order to validate their choices in a sea of seemingly exchangeable brands.

Marketing Agency
FSC Interactive

New Orleans, LA

FSC Interactive is New Orleans-based digital marketing agency specializing in SEO, social media, online advertising, and email marketing.

Marketing Agency
Deep Fried

New Orleans, LA

Deep Fried Advertising is a creative branding and interactive agency based in New Orleans, LA. We grow businesses by crafting remarkable and effective brands.

Marketing Agency
Peter Mayer

New Orleans, LA

PETERMAYER is an independent, full-service agency of 80 people built around a single purpose: We help brands move people. Move people to feel. Move people to play. Move people to act.

Marketing Agency
Adaptation Health

New Orleans, LA

Adaptation Health is a buyer-side innovation program developing and building thought leadership and value on behalf of state Medicaid programs and Managed Care Organizations. Adaptation Health connects state Medicaid agencies, Managed Care Organizations, and innovative vendors to solve deep-rooted problems in Medicaid service delivery.

Incubator
Opportunity Zone
Louisiana District Export Council

New Orleans, LA

The Louisiana District Export Council (LDEC) is a non-profit, private-sector advisory board whose mission is to grow Louisiana’s economy by boosting U.S. exports. Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, LDEC members are some of Louisiana’s most experienced export executives.

Government
Louisiana U.S. Export Assistance Center

New Orleans, LA

Every Louisiana business is looking for an edge, especially in international markets. And many look no further than the U.S. Commercial Service and our New Orleans operations, providing support to small and medium-sized companies throughout The Pelican State.

Government
Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) Greater New Orleans Region

New Orleans, LA

Provides a team of consultants who consulting services for business plans, sales & marketing, human resources, technology commercialization, financial analysis, financing, management, international trade, risk management, and growth management.

Support Organization
Lookfar Ventures

New Orleans, LA

LookFar Ventures is a boutique investing and advising firm, targeting highly scalable, revenue positive startups.

Funding
Benson Capital Partners

New Orleans, LA

Provides Capital for fast-growing, scalable companies.

Funding
SSBCI
LongueVue Capital (LVC)

New Orleans, LA

LongueVue Capital (LVC) is a situation-driven, value-oriented private equity company focusing on the lower middle market (businesses with annual revenue of less than $100 million).

Funding
Advantage Capital

New Orleans, LA

Advantage Capital has been an innovator in raising private institutional capital to invest in businesses located in states and communities that are undeserved by traditional sources of risk capital.

Funding
Lagniappe Angels

New Orleans, LA

Pools member's capital and expertise to invest in and grow local start-up companies.

Funding
NO/LA Angel Network / The Pelican Angel Funds

New Orleans, LA

Investing organizations targeting early stage technology and technology enable companies.

Funding
New Orleans Startup Fund (NOSF)

New Orleans, LA

A nonprofit venture fund focused on business creation and innovation in the 10-parish Greater New Orleans region. The Fund exists to accelerate the growth of early-stage, pre-revenue companies looking for proof-of-concept capital.

Funding
SSBCI
Camelback Ventures

New Orleans, LA

Genius is equally distributed. Opportunity is not. Camelback is here to change that. We support innovative, diverse leaders ready to take their social impact vision to the next level. Camelback Ventures aims to address the inequities of entrepreneurship by providing coaching, capital, and connections to underrepresented entrepreneurs. Camelback works with social impact innovators through fellowships with the vision of creating great schools and prosperous, livable communities for all families.

Accelerator
Funding
Urban Hub

New Orleans, LA

Co working space in Lower Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans

Co-Working
The Shop at the CAC

New Orleans, LA

The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center features over 40,000 square feet of artful co-working space for the creative professional.

Co-Working
Terk Consulting, LLC

New Orleans, LA

Startup Business Planning & Consulting

Business Consultant
4.0 Schools

New Orleans, LA

OUR MISSION AND VISION: PROBLEM | Our education system does not meet the diverse needs of the communities it is intended to serve. MISSION | We invest in diverse education innovators to meet the equity challenges of families in their own communities. VISION | We envision a future where our education system meets the needs of every family and improves life outcomes for all. WHO WE ARE: At 4.0, we invest in new, community-centered models of education, and provide coaching, curriculum, community and cash to those with the imagination to create a more equitable education ecosystem. WHAT WE DO: Through our fellowships, we move money and power closer to communities, facilitating the creation of spaces where bold ideas can thrive. We then ensure that those ideas are tested, without the fear of failure or the need for expansion. We believe that these are the best conditions for imaginations to thrive. We enhance talent and ideas through a network of support, forging connections, and encouraging social and professional bonds that create a strong alumni-led and alumni-driven network. We put the power where it belongs: in the hands of people doing the work on the ground, and the families whose lives are shaped by education.

Accelerator
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Opportunity Zone
Propeller

New Orleans, LA

Propeller is a nonprofit organization that helps entrepreneurs grow their nonprofits and small businesses to tackle social and environmental disparities in New Orleans.

Accelerator
Co-Working
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Opportunity Zone
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Accelerator

New Orleans, LA

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. To qualify, the business must have been in operation for at least two years, must generate annual sales or revenues above $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year, and have at least four employees.

Accelerator
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Accelerator Program - New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of 17,000+ influential business owners with 213 chapters in 60+ countries. We’re a not-for-profit with all funds contributing to member benefits directly. Accelerator, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program, is the catalyst that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult their business to the next level. Their mission is to empower founders with the tools they need to grow their business to more than US$1 million in sales and provide them with the skills to make them a better entrepreneur and leader.

Accelerator
Opportunity Zone
Engage Tulane, Your Bioscience Concierge

New Orleans, LA

Complete Connectivity to Top-Tier Experts, Assets, Tools & Solutions. Engage Tulane connects medical research investigators with industry and other private collaborators, offering guidance and support before, during and after the project. The center helps to translate unique medical discoveries into products and services.

Academia
Support Organization
Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Freeman School of Business brings together scholars, inventors, investors and students to solve problems and build businesses. Programs and resources are geared toward the entire Tulane community include the student venture incubator for venture development, Innovators-in-Residence for mentorship, pitch competitions, networking events with entrepreneurs and investors, and more. The Lepage Center extends Tulane's entrepreneurial mission into the Greater New Orleans and Gulf South regions. Through our extensive network, we facilitate connections between local entrepreneurs and accomplished advisors to receive expertise in launching, operating, and expanding ventures. The Lepage Center also produces the Greater New Orleans Startup Report, a comprehensive benchmarking of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Academia
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
The Beach at UNO (formerly University of New Orleans Research & Technology Foundation)

New Orleans, LA

Through public and private partnerships, The Beach at UNO (formerly known as the University of New Orleans Research & Technology Foundation) links the private sector to academia and various partners in the public sector. Tenants have opportunities to engage in joint proposals, to collaborate on research projects with university researchers, and to supplement their workforce through internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Academia
Co-Working
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
Incubator
SUNO Small Business Development & Management Institute

New Orleans, LA

The Small Business Development & Management Institute (SBDMI) was created by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1985 to provide high-quality technical assistance and small business incubation to small and emerging businesses in the Greater New Orleans Area and the surrounding parishes through one-on-one counseling, seminars, workshops, entrepreneurial training classes, business outreach and support activities. SBDMI's Small Business Incubator offers workshops and free consulting services to fuel the establishment and growth of small businesses. Whether you are considering starting a business for the first time or considering ways to grow your established business, we will connect you with the resources and tools to help your business prosper and grow. How do you get started? It depends on where you are in your entrepreneurial career.

Academia
Incubator
Support Organization
Antares Technology Solutions

Metairie, LA

Designs customized software solutions for business and industry.

Software Development
Envoc

Hammond, LA

Envoc is a Louisiana-based, award-winning software company able to meet with your complex software or mobile app project with disciplined, expert, and accountable delivery. Our local developers speak your language and will make you a hero in front of your team, boss, or customers.

Software Development
Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA

Since 1984, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) has provided the tools and resources necessary to help businesses grow and compete in an increasingly challenging global economy. We offer FREE business consulting and affordable training seminars designed to help you attract customers, improve operations, increase sales, and successfully access capital.

Support Organization
E2JDJ

, LA

E²JDJ is a venture capital fund investing in disruptive food / ag tech & science to create a sustainable food system. The firm invests throughout the value chain, from production to consumption.

Funding
Jefferson Capital Partners

Mandeville, LA

Capital partner and financing source for growth companies in the Southeast and throughout the United States

Funding
SSBCI
Innovation Catalyst

Baton Rouge, LA

Invests in Louisiana-based seed or early stage high tech companies that have a proof of concept or can demonstrate a scalable business model

Funding
SSBCI
Callais Capital

Thibodaux, LA

Callais Capital is a leading venture capital firm investing in seed, early stage, and growth companies in the surrounding Gulf Coast region.

Funding
SSBCI
New Orleans Bio Fund

New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans BioFund was created to support small businesses in the region looking to grow, create jobs, and contribute to the economic revitalization of New Orleans. The fund operates in all industries as both an investor and lender, but places a special emphasis on biotechnology as a part of its mission.

Funding
Connect Hub Coworking

New Orleans, LA

WELCOME TO CONNECT HUB COWORKING! Connect Hub Coworking is a vibrant, thriving coworking community in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Located at the intersection of Poydras and Magazine Streets, Connect Hub Coworking offers flexible space solutions for start-ups, small to mid-sized companies and corporate users. Amenities include four conference rooms, huddle rooms, library, sprawling common areas, stylish kitchen, and, of course, perfectly-brewed coffee. Black & white prints are free and color printing is available for a nominal fee.

Co-Working
The Warehouse

New Orleans, LA

The Warehouse offers 24/7 coworking memberships, day passes, private offices, permanent desks, and conference rooms in the Bywater neighborhood. Members at the Warehouse come from a variety of industries and backgrounds and share a common appreciation for working in a welcoming environment, surrounded by plants and natural light. Come check it out!

Co-Working
Loyola University New Orleans Center for Entrepreneurship

New Orleans, LA

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development (CECD) is Loyola's hub for entrepreneurial activity across campus and a vital link to the New Orleans entrepreneurial community. 30% of entrepreneurship is teachable. 70% of entrepreneurship is experiential. We can give you both.

Academia
Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
El Centro

New Orleans, LA

El Centro specializes in providing culturally competent financial literacy programming, business coaching and entrepreneurial training to Latinx individuals and entrepreneurs in south Louisiana.

Support Organization
trepwise

New Orleans, LA

Trepwise use entrepreneurial thinking and approaches to grow and sustain for-profit, non-profit, public sector and philanthropic organizations by providing innovative and practical solutions. Our mission is to be a growth catalyst for entrepreneurial cities, one organization at a time.

Business Consultant
The Idea Village

New Orleans, LA

The Idea Village is a New Orleans based 501(c)3 nonprofit founded on the principle of supporting regional startups and the big thinkers that power them. We draw inspiration from the city we call home, and with the tremendous support of our team we mobilize a village of people who are relentlessly resourceful and committed to building successful companies. At The Idea Village we believe your company can solve problems and change the faces of industries. OUR GOAL FOR YOU IS A SIMPLE ONE: SUCCESS THROUGH RAPID GROWTH. When you come to The Idea Village we will support your passion for building innovative businesses, because we believe your big idea will bring about (an exceptional) future for New Orleans.

Accelerator
Opportunity Zone
IDEACorps

New Orleans, LA

The IDEAcorps MBA Consulting Challenge, hosted by Loyola University New Orleans CECD and in partnership with The Idea Village, gives MBA students the opportunity to work with a real startup to solve a problem the founding entrepreneur is facing. Teams work intensively over four days to scope the problem, validate a solution, and give the entrepreneur a plan that can have real-world results and impact.

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DOCPACE

Metairie, LA

DOCPACE offers data-driven solutions to healthcare providers for enhanced patient engagement and operational efficiency. We’re revolutionizing patient flow, reducing no-show rates, and maximizing satisfaction in practices nationwide.

Founded in 2015
Currently Hiring
Seeking Funding
Healthcare
Technology
DAWn Audio

New Orleans, LA

DAWn Audio enables live, online collaboration across different music creation software, revolutionizing the creative process for over 130 million artists globally.

Contact

Diego Pinzon

Founded in 2021
Seeking Funding
Technology
Keep It In The Culture Cooperative

New Orleans, LA

Keep It In The Culture is a co-op based support outlet for the cultural arts community of the city of New Orleans

Contact

Diego Pinzon

Founded in 2023
Digital Media & Entertainment
Technology
Cucuron

New Orleans, LA

Cucuron is a curated marketplace that makes it easy to collect unique pieces while supporting local artists.

Contact

Michael Manning

Founded in 2023
Consumer Products
Technology
Prokeep

New Orleans, LA

One Inbox Built for Distributors to Grow Relationships and Sales Allow your customers to send texts, emails, fax, and web chats to a shared inbox, creating a centralized view of all conversations and a better customer experience powered by the tools you already use. Wherever you are on your digital journey - Prokeep helps you get started or take it to the next level.

Founded in 2016
Currently Hiring
Seeking Funding
SaaS
Software Products
Technology
TMTP Labs, Inc.

New Orleans, LA

TMTP Labs™ is a nanotechnology research and development company specializing in the production of pristine graphene. Our patented method is cost effective, scalable, and eco-friendly. We are proud to be at the forefront of graphene technology.

Founded in 2021
Seeking Funding
Manufacturing
Nanotechnology
Research & Development
Technology
Build SOS, Inc.

Covington, LA

BuildSOS is a community-minded organization that is focused on improving disaster preparedness and recovery through strategic partnerships and products. BuildSOS increases community resilience by being the single online source for homeowners to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Founded in 2016
Seeking Funding
Services
Technology
QuickTake Health

New Orleans, LA

The QuickTake vital signs automation kiosk instantly measures and transmits a patient's height, weight, temperature and BMI data into their EHR, saving time, reducing human errors & improving the patient intake experience.

Founded in 2022
Biotechnology
Healthcare
Technology
Wake Up and Read The Labels

Mandeville, LA

Wake Up and Read the Labels empowers people to feel good by educating them on clean eating with products, community and a coaching network.

Founded in 2019
Currently Hiring
Health & Wellness
Services
BBQGuys (acquired by Brand Velocity Partners)

Baton Rouge, LA

Brand Velocity Partners Acquires BBQGuys, the Leading E-Commerce Platform Dedicated to Outfitting Outdoor Living Spaces for Everything BBQ And Beyond Innovative Private Equity Firm Bringing Exceptional Brand Marketing Expertise to Further Accelerate BBQGuys' Impressive Growth Rate (averaging 27% annually since 2005) As Consumer Habits Continue to Shift Toward Outdoor Living and At-Home Spending The Manning Family (Archie, Cooper, Peyton, and Eli)--Along with NFL Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Hutchinson--and Lifestyle Entrepreneur Landyn Hutchinson Join as Strategic Investors Alongside Brand Velocity Partners

Consumer Products
Food & Beverage
Recent Exit
IMOTO (now Urbanimmersive)

New Orleans, LA

A New Orleans company that provides photos and other images to help real estate brokers sell properties. IMOTO founders, Kris Haug (left) and Darryl Glade, sold their start-up real estate images company to Quebec technology company Urbanimmersive for up to $7.3 million. The company was founded in 2012 and was sold together with tech platform RocketPhoto, which was started four years ago with Hannah Walker Huppi.

Founded in 2012
Digital Media & Entertainment
Recent Exit
Software Products
Big Easy Bucha (now Beliv)

New Orleans, LA

Beliv Announces Acquisition of Innovative Drinks Brand Big Easy, Expanding its Portfolio in the U.S. The strategic partnership rapidly expands Beliv's footprint in the U.S.; new probiotic innovation makes a splash

Consumer Products
Recent Exit
Swerve (now Whole Earth)

New Orleans, LA

Whole Earth Brands, Inc. Acquires Swerve®, a Rapidly Growing Keto-Friendly & Plant-based Sweeteners & Baking Brand

Consumer Products
Recent Exit
Geocent (now Sev1Tech)

New Orleans, LA

In Fall 2021, Sev1Tech, LLC, a leading provider of IT modernization, cybersecurity, and cloud services to both federal and commercial customers, announced that it completed the acquisition of Geocent, which served the U.S. federal government through its strong reputation as an innovator in DevSecOps and engineering services, supporting critical missions across agencies. Both Sev1Tech and Geocent are familiar and valued partners to the government agencies and commercial organizations that have, through these shared core values and collaborations, transformed and streamlined to better serve citizens, more effectively compete in the marketplace and improve national security...

Recent Exit
Services
Technology
SunPro Solar (now ADT Solar)

Mandeville, LA

In 2021, Sunpro Solar became part of ADT. As a security company, ADT has a 148-year-history and is known as a stable, reputable, trustworthy company that protects what matters most. Together, these two companies offer safe, smart and sustainable homes for their customers across the U.S. No matter the name, our dedicated team stands behind the products we sell and our work. We back up this conviction with strong warranties that help protect our customers. Just like solar energy, we’re in it for the long haul with you, your family and your home.

Energy
Recent Exit
Sustainability

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As the leading provider of cloud-based software in K-12 education, we connect students, teachers, administrators, and parents with the shared goal of improving student outcomes. Our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential in their own way. With more than two decades of experience delivering innovative, best-in-class education technology, we connect students, teachers, administrators, and parents, with the shared goal of improving student outcomes. From the office to the classroom to the home, we help schools and districts efficiently manage state reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, human resources, talent, enrollment, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments, and analytics—all in one unified platform. Visit www.powerschool.com/why-powerschool to learn more.

EdTech
Opportunity Zone
Recent Exit
Whetstone (now SchoolMint)

New Orleans, LA

At SchoolMint, we’re here to help educators create bright, sustainable futures. That’s our purpose. And we’re on a path forward – guided by our vision to become the leading school platform for trusted, student-centric experiences.

EdTech
Recent Exit
High Voltage (now Keywords Studios)

New Orleans, LA

We have been leaders in the independent game development studio in the Midwest for more than 22 years. High Voltage is serious about fun: this is our guiding principle. To our credit, we have 95 shipped titles, so head to our games section to check them out. We have shipped products on nearly every console ever created since 1993. The teams at High Voltage create fun games in any genre and on any platform. We employ more than 100 of the game industry’s most talented individuals in our 28,000 square foot development studio. Our facilities can handle motion-capture animation, full audio production, game design, tools and technologies, world-class visuals, and QA.

Currently Hiring
Opportunity Zone
Recent Exit
Video Games
On Scene Services

New Orleans, LA

Provides force multiplier for police departments nationally while giving insurance companies data they can't get any other place AND a better, faster and cheaper solution for citizens and municipalities.

Founded in 2017
Currently Hiring
Seeking Funding
Insurtech
Services
KREWE Eyewear

New Orleans, LA

KREWE is an independent high-fashion eyewear company inspired by the creativity and spirit of New Orleans, our hometown.

Founded in 2013
Currently Hiring
Consumer Products
Opportunity Zone
New Orleans Coffee Import Co.

New Orleans, LA

Direct-trade coffee importer offering green & roasted coffee beans to both retail & wholesale coffee lovers.

Founded in 2021
Seeking Funding
Food & Beverage
brelly

New Orleans, LA

Brelly is building a universal insurance claims platform that helps policyholders recover fully, fairly, and fast. Learn more at brelly.com

Technology
Dirks Companies

New Orleans, LA

INTENTLY FOCUSED ON THE DEVELOPMENT & EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE. Aaron Dirks brings with him a wealth of knowledge and interests in the Renewable Energy, Hospitality, Medical Device, and Logistics industries. He leads his portfolio of entrepreneurial endeavors through his role as Founder and CEO of Dirks Companies, LLC that serves as his holding enterprise. His primary focus is to help and grow Social Entrepreneurial endeavors.

Biotechnology
Energy
Food & Beverage
Healthcare
Sustainability
Travel & Tourism
WHEREWEGO

New Orleans, LA

WhereWeGo is an EdTech and Design Thinking company performing end-to-end product development for social impact projects, such as connecting workers and students to career pathways. Its flagship platform, WhereWeGo’s Training Navigator, was released in April 2020 and has since helped thousands of New Orleanians discover, compare, and connect to over 100 local career training programs. If you have a technology project you need kickstarted, WhereWeGo offers a "Design Day" retreat that will set you up with the materials and clarity needed to build a socially-conscious product that meets your budget and schedule.

EdTech
Generational Support

New Orleans, Louisiana

Generational Support LLC is a consulting service creating a personal guide by providing detailed recommendations, referrals, and an action plan for aging adults and their caregivers. This service gives older adults and their family members guidance on actions to take for successful aging and caregiving.

Founded in 2020
Currently Hiring
Seeking Funding
Healthcare
Services
My Next Electric

New Orleans, LA

My Next Electric helps folks save money electrifying their homes and vehicles.

Founded in 2021
Energy
Opportunity Zone
Oso Training Solutions

New Orleans, LA

Our mission is to assist small to medium sized businesses and non-profits to address their compliance needs with minimal overhead from your staff. With that in mind, we offer assessments to identify your most critical risks, mitigation plans to address them and a modern and user friendly cloud based training platform, as well as carefully crafted interactive trainings to keep your team up to date.

Founded in 2021
Opportunity Zone
Services
Flyte

New Orleans, LA

Flyte was founded in 2017 with a mission to empower entrepreneurs and families with the skills and resources they need to overcome systemic financial inequities. We ensure existing Black-owned businesses and the entrepreneurs entering the market have targeted support to prepare for, and connect with, capital that will provide them with the support and terms they need to succeed. Facilitating over 20 different programs of varying size and scope, we have helped over 1,200 people from majority Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC) communities in New Orleans access financial education resources. In March 2021 we launched a full-scale pilot of our 12-month Entrepreneur Empowerment Program, which worked with 30 local early-stage entrepreneurs, the majority of whom were BIPOC women with children. The aim of this program was to ensure that all the participants were in the strongest position possible to access capital after 12 months. The pilot has been very successful at achieving its stated aims even before the official end of the program in March 2022 and we are launching a second, 50 business cohort in May 2022.

Founded in 2017
Seeking Funding
Opportunity Zone
Services
Beyond the Equator

New Orleans, Louisiana

Beyond the Equator makes consumer health food products from superfood seeds.

Founded in 2017
Seeking Funding
Food & Beverage
d'Livery

New Orleans, Louisiana

At d'Livery , we d'liver for our local businesses. Supporting our economy and offering items that have never before been deliverable. Our drivers make the most money, merchants pay the least in commission, and customers pay the smallest amount in d'livery charges. Besides supporting our local restaurants, by offering food delivery, we specialize in the shipping of medical supplies, prescriptions and medical laboratory specimens.

Founded in 2019
Currently Hiring
Opportunity Zone
Services
Top Right Corner

New Orleans, LA

Top Right Corner produces original video game content and creates software solutions in the XR space for a variety of clients including government organizations, universities and private industry.

Founded in 2017
Currently Hiring
Seeking Funding
Opportunity Zone
Services
Software Products
The Meetery

Metairie, LA

Where the convenience of dating apps meets in-person 1:1 speed dating to help make meaningful connections.

Founded in 2019
Seeking Funding
Technology
Prokeep

New Orleans, LA

Prokeep is the only messaging platform built for distributors, by distributors. Our product roadmap is built based on real-world feedback and requests we proactively seek from the over 1,000 distributors who use and trust Prokeep to serve their customers. From homes and offices to museums, schools, storefronts and more, we believe the buildings around us reflect the story of our times. And we’re honored to support the flow of communications in the construction industry that allows this story to come to life

Founded in 2016
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Services
Ingest

New Orleans, LA

Ingest is a data management and analytics platform for restaurants and Food & Beverage retailers. By integrating with the tools and systems that businesses rely on (POS, Time & Attendance, Scheduling, Reservation Management, Invoice & Inventory Management, etc), Ingest unlocks hard-to-reach metrics to help operators make smarter decisions. Built on top of a proprietary no-code query language, the Ingest platform serves up cross-vertical analytics in real-time to give users a holistic overview of key business drivers. Through interactive dashboards, emailed PDF Flash Reports, and exportable .csv files, everyone in the business can see what’s working, what isn’t working, and where improvements can be made.

Founded in 2018
Currently Hiring
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Rx Interactive

Abita Springs, LA

Rx Interactive helps health care organizations increase patient and medication adherence by using game design and gamification technology to make patient education more engaging.

Health & Wellness
Pang Wangle

New Orleans, LA

Pang Wangle is reinventing outdoor leisurewear by adding Insect Shield® technology into timeless styles for the casual adventurer. Our earth-friendly clothes offer protection from biting bugs; a break from sticky, toxic bug spray; and the freedom to have more fun outside. Pang Wangle is a vintage American phrase that means “to go along cheerfully despite minor misfortunes.” The name reflects our optimistic approach to enjoying the outdoors – despite those little bloodsuckers - with the right clothes and the right attitude.

Founded in 2017
Seeking Funding
Consumer Products
Evolve Media AI Corporation

New Orleans, LA

Evolve Media AI is Apple Memories, Snapchat and Google on steroids! It is a patented, secure media AI platform that uses proprietary algorithms and tools to aggregate any type of media content (videos and photos) from multiple, unlinked devices that automatically creates a single, customized video story in minutes (based on the choices made)!

Founded in 2020
Seeking Funding
Digital Media & Entertainment
Technology
WickedHyper

Kenner, LA

Innovative supply chain technology company creating high-efficiency container handling and transportation solutions for ports. We greatly reduce the traffic congestion, road stress, and carbon emissions footprint at the waterfront, while increasing container throughput capacity and efficiency for the port. Our systems are semi- or fully automated, operate on a combination of electricity and green hydrogen, and enable ports to operate within a fraction of the waterfront space currently used.

Contact

Steve Peaslee

Founded in 2019
Seeking Funding
Transportation
Countabl

Metairie, LA

Countabl is the finance team for growing businesses in the digital age. - Start with basic cash-basis bookkeeping. - Grow with accrual based bookkeeping. - Scale with the forecasts and a fractional CFO. + Add on back office support for payroll, taxes, or tax credits, etc.

Founded in 2021
Currently Hiring
FinTech
SaaS
Mariposa Technology

Metairie, LA

At Mariposa Technology, we are developing a revolutionary protocol for rapid, in-field testing of live hemp plants. By utilizing a handheld Raman spectrometer, paired with our proprietary database, we will provide affordable, accurate and immediate test results. This digital farming tool was first developed at Texas A&M's AgriLife and through an exclusive agreement Mariposa is bringing it to the commercial market.

Founded in 2021
Seeking Funding
Agriculture
Opportunity Zone
Your Nutrition Delivered

New Orleans, LA

A New Orleans-based food service which crafts appetizing meals for the health-minded individual, offering home delivery with customized nutrition goals.

Founded in 2012
Food & Beverage
Welcome To College

New Orleans, LA

An ambassador management software platform to help higher education institutions leverage campus visits as a decision point in the college selection process.

Founded in 2010
Opportunity Zone
Technology
Trucking Innovation

New Orleans, LA

A trucking/hauling and logistic company with experienced professionals and the latest technology covering the back office support to ensure project production.

Founded in 2013
Industrial Services
Opportunity Zone
rasa.io

New Orleans, LA

Rasa.io newsletters engage customers through curated content and help build relationships, helping businesses provide a real benefit to their email lists.

Founded in 2015
Technology
Junum

New Orleans, LA

Junum helps hospitals understand and address malnutrition, so they can deliver exceptional patient care.

Founded in 2017
Technology
El Guapo Bitters

New Orleans, LA

Award winning cocktail bitters, syrups & mixers company.

Founded in 2017
Food & Beverage
Catalyst:Ed

New Orleans, LA

A national nonprofit that unlocks the collective expertise in education to catalyze innovation, improvement, and equity.

Technology
Brass Roots

New Orleans, LA

Brass Roots makes snack with a purpose, with a line of delicious products in a healthy form.

Founded in 2018
Food & Beverage
Opportunity Zone
Big Easy Blends

Elmwood, LA

A level 2 SQF certified producer of food and beverage products specializing in flexible pouch manufacturing with state-of-the-art equipment.

Founded in 2007
Food & Beverage
Badass Balloon Co.

New Orleans, LA

Purveyors of stylish party accessories that have modernized childhood party staples, delivering meme-worthy celebratory messages with flair and finesse.

Consumer Products
TurboSquid (now Shutterstock)

New Orleans, LA

TurboSquid models are used by game developers, news agencies, architects, visual effects studios, advertisers, and creative professionals.

Founded in 2000
Opportunity Zone
Recent Exit
SaaS
Shibusa Systems

New Orleans, LA

Shibusa Systems is a construction company that designs and builds healthy, high-quality, attainable, and sustainable homes.

Founded in 2019
Opportunity Zone
Sustainability
Pine Biotech

New Orleans, LA

Pine Biotech brings computational big-data analysis tools to the Agrotech and Biotech industries to address industry-specific challenges.

Founded in 2014
Biotechnology
Opportunity Zone
Pet Krewe

New Orleans, LA

Pet Krewe designs and manufactures pet costumes, toys and pet crafting kits sold.

Founded in 2015
Technology
PatentDive Inc.

New Orleans, LA

Our visual patent drafting interface enables users to easily disclose their ideas and automatically generate patent applications.

Founded in 2013
Opportunity Zone
Obatala Sciences

New Orleans, LA

Obatala Sciences is a biotechnology toolkit company that offers products and services to early drug discovery researchers in the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The Company's core technology is the ObaCell® Adipose-on-a-Chip Microphysiological system, which allows for better modeling of human adipose physiology than traditional methods. ObaCell® consists of Obatala's human-derived hydrogel, ObaGel®, in-house isolated adult human stem cells, and in-house manufactured cell culture media. Obatala recently licensed additional microphysiological systems from Kit Parker's lab at Harvard University and is completing product development to offer them to the market.

Founded in 2017
Biotechnology
NOLA Couture

New Orleans, LA

A New Orleans-based clothing line that is known for its vibrant, unique prints that are inspired by New Orleans and the south.

Founded in 2006
Consumer Products
NOLA Brewing Company

New Orleans, LA

NOLA Brewing Company is the only production brewery in the city of New Orleans.

Founded in 2008
Food & Beverage
Netchex Online

Covington, LA

Netchex is a leading, web-based human capital management platform offering single sign-on.

Founded in 2003
SaaS
MobileQubes

New Orleans, LA

MobileQubes provides its clients with self-automated kiosks that allow customers to rent and return compact battery Qubes.

Founded in 2013
Consumer Products
Opportunity Zone
Locally

New Orleans, LA

Locally is a comprehensive online-to-offline shopping platform.

Founded in 2014
Currently Hiring
Sustainability
Life City

New Orleans, LA

To accelerate the Impact Economy in New Orleans by supporting and leveraging a strong community of organizations.

Opportunity Zone
Sustainability
Kinemagic

Metairie, LA

Making XR innovation accessible for every facility on the planet.

Founded in 2017
SaaS
Joieful

New Orleans, LA

Joieful is a fast-growing experiences and travel technology company that powers hotel concierge desks, both online and with 24/7 live support.

Founded in 2013
Travel & Tourism
Torsh

New Orleans, LA

TORSH is a New Orleans based education technology company that produces TORSH Talent, an online coaching and professional learning platform that enables organizations to support educator growth through the entire development cycle of observation, assessment, goal-setting, feedback and coaching. Our mission is to improve student outcomes by increasing educator instructional effectiveness; we do this by harnessing the power of video, actionable data and expert coaching to promote high quality growth opportunities for all educators – accessible at any time and from anywhere. TORSH currently serves a wide range of customers in the K-12, Early education, Early Intervention and Higher Ed sectors.

Founded in 2011
EdTech
SaaS
RentCheck

New Orleans, LA

A property management solution that helps property managers save time on inspections with self-guided inspections from a smartphone.

Founded in 2019
SaaS
PosiGen

New Orleans, LA

One of the nation's leading residential solar, energy efficiency and energy education providers for low-to-moderate income families.

Founded in 2011
Sustainability
Technology
Resilia

New Orleans, LA

Resilia’s products help nonprofit organizations become high-performing and enable Enterprises to measure and scale the impact of their grant deployments.

Founded in 2016
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Research Defender

New Orleans, LA

Research Defender has created a secure platform to help clients take control of their traffic and quality of their product to create a clean, healthy and efficient ecosystem in the research industry.

Founded in 2014
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Technology
Rocket Photo

New Orleans, LA

Rocket Photo is a nationwide marketplace that connects realtors with vetted, professional real estate photographers.

Founded in 2017
Digital Media & Entertainment
Scandy

New Orleans, LA

Capture 3D scans and 4D video from your mobile device.

Founded in 2014
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Technology
Servato

New Orleans, LA

Servato offers an active battery management system for charging and monitoring lead-acid batteries.

Founded in 2014
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Technology
Skilltype

New Orleans, LA

Skilltype offers tools for the library ecosystem to modernize talent management workflows.

Founded in 2018
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Spot2Night

New Orleans, LA

Spot2Night, a platform for finding and booking an RV camping spot.

Founded in 2019
SaaS
TrayAway

New Orleans, LA

TrayAway is a room service tray and trolley tracking and retrieval app.

Founded in 2017
SaaS
Whetstone Education

New Orleans, LA

Whetstone Education provides an online customizable teacher evaluation and coaching platform for K-12.

Founded in 2014
EdTech
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Zeno Pharm

New Orleans, LA

Zeno Pharm operates in the healthcare industry focusing on the pharmaceutical business.

Founded in 2014
Biotechnology
Opportunity Zone
ISeeChange

New Orleans, LA

ISeeChange’s platform mobilizes communities to collect and share their own personal climate stories, photos, and weather measurements.

Founded in 2012
Digital Media & Entertainment
inFRONT

Mandeville, LA

An emergency response platform built specifically for high-hazard industries.

Founded in 1998
Technology
IMOTO photo

New Orleans, LA

IMOTO photo provides real estate photography and visual marketing content services.

Digital Media & Entertainment
HapTech

New Orleans, LA

Haptech produces innovative haptic (force feedback) technology for the industrial and consumer electronics markets.

Founded in 2014
Opportunity Zone
Technology
Free Your Tea

New Orleans, LA

Free Your Tea is a personalized tea subscription that discovers and delivers teas tailored to tastes.

Founded in 2017
Food & Beverage
Opportunity Zone
DOCPACE

Metairie, LA

DOCPACE is an app for notifying patients about appointment start time via text messaging and waiting room monitors.

Founded in 2015
Healthcare
SaaS
Culturalyst

New Orleans, LA

Culturalyst is a software company that builds digital infrastructure for local cultural ecosystems.

Founded in 2018
Digital Media & Entertainment
Cavalry Sanitizers

New Orleans, LA

Cavalry Sanitizers provides a diverse marketplace of sanitizing solutions for personal use and surface cleaning.

Founded in 2020
Consumer Products
Health & Wellness
Opportunity Zone
BypassLines

New Orleans, LA

BypassLines, an on-site mobile ordering platform for food, hospitality and retail.

Founded in 2020
SaaS
Brewsy

New Orleans, LA

Brewsy develops physical and digital products to spread the joys of home fermentation.

Founded in 2020
Food & Beverage
Opportunity Zone
Blockpad

New Orleans, LA

Blockpad is an online platform for documents and spreadsheets.

Founded in 2018
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Bioceptive

New Orleans, LA

Bioceptive, a women's health company, develops an intrauterine device inserter that simplifies the insertion procedure.

Founded in 2010
Biotechnology
Medical Devices
Opportunity Zone
Advano

New Orleans, LA

Advano combines nanotechnology with fundamental chemical engineering principles to accelerate the renewable energy revolution.

Founded in 2014
Technology
MaxiFlex

New Orleans, LA

MaxiFlex™ focuses on the manufacture of affordable Endourological devices that are easy to use, less traumatic, and more cost-effective.

Founded in 2002
Medical Devices
Louisiana Technical Instruments

Covington, LA

We are a New Orleans Natural Gas and Petroleum technology start-up company, headquartered in Covington, LA .

Energy
LeviSonics

New Orleans, LA

We are a medical device startup focused on developing a novel platform for blood coagulation analysis and fluid rheological measurement.

Founded in 2016
Medical Devices
Opportunity Zone
Levelset (now Procore)

New Orleans, LA

Every year, $1 Trillion makes its way through the construction industry, tied heavily to a complex network of payment documents. Red tape has turned payment into a stress-filled nightmare that results in slow pay cycles, bullying, burdensome paperwork, and costly disputes. As a SaaS solution, Levelset helps contractors and suppliers get payment under control, facilitating smooth payments and successful projects. We exist to empower people in the worldwide construction industry to always get what they earn.

Founded in 2007
Currently Hiring
Recent Exit
SaaS
Technology
InnoGenomics Technologies

New Orleans, LA

InnoGenomics Technologies is dedicated to the development of innovative genetic testing solutions that solve crimes and save lives.

Biotechnology
IDscan.net

New Orleans, LA

Creating a safer and smarter world through technology. IDScan.net is a leading developer of identity verification and information gathering technologies that has created enhanced environments and experiences for over 6,000 clients including IBM, Shell, AMC Theaters, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Dave & Busters, and many more of the world’s most trusted brands. Since 2003, our international team of industry specialists has pioneered technology that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of leaders across all industries—from gaming and hospitality, to retail, finance, and education—developing more than 300 custom applications and the industry’s leading and most up-to-date library of global ID formats.

Founded in 2003
Currently Hiring
SaaS
Technology
Home by Hand

New Orleans, LA

Home by Hand is a nonprofit affordable housing developer that is committed to providing pathways to homeownership for low-and-moderate income New Orleanians in a manner that both builds family assets and supports neighborhood revitalization and resilience.

Glass Half Full

New Orleans, LA

Glass Half Full recycles glass into sand and gravel for coastal restoration, disaster relief, construction, and more.

Founded in 2020
Seeking Funding
Opportunity Zone
Services
Sustainability
DigCargo

Mandeville, LA

Digital Cargo Management, Inc. is a New Orleans based technology company focused on building innovative technology products and creating long-term value for the freight industry.

Technology
Transportation
Daydream Koffucha

St. Norco, LA

Daydream Koffucha is a lightly fermented cold brewed coffee that awakens the possibilities of what coffee could and should be.

Food & Beverage
Better Day Health

River Ridge, LA

A clinical operating system which automates data capture and data entry, significantly compressing the amount of time it takes physicians to deal with documents.

Founded in 2010
SaaS
Align

New Orleans, LA

Align is a growth management software designed to help businesses run more efficiently and achieve their goals faster. The software creates a space where your most important metrics are right in front of you and all factors of your business are easy to track, so you can spend less time micromanaging and more time reaching your objectives. Align simplifies the strategic planning process, replaces unwieldy spreadsheets for tracking progress on goals, and improves communication and engagement among teams.

Founded in 2012
Currently Hiring
Seeking Funding
Opportunity Zone
SaaS
Technology
Lucid (now Cint)

New Orleans, LA

Founded in 2010
Recent Exit
SaaS
Technology
AxoSim Inc.

New Orleans, LA

AxoSim’s NerveSim® and BrainSim® platforms are revolutionizing the way that biopharmaceutical companies develop neurological drugs. Our mission is to empower advancements in human neuroscience so that patients in need can get the care they deserve. We deliver human data, faster. This reduces clinical failure and enables companies to develop effective drugs more quickly and at lower cost. We work with our clients to become an integral part of the drug development process, fostering innovation and facilitating breakthroughs in the treatment of the world’s most devastating diseases.

Founded in 2014
Currently Hiring
Biotechnology
Opportunity Zone

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