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Sponsor Reception
Monday, Oct. 13
5 – 7 p.m.

After the workshops end for the day, join our sponsors and other attendees for an evening reception. Relax with colleagues and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the exhibit area. Take some time to chat with the sponsors to learn about the products and services they offer that can enhance your incubation program and assist client companies. The reception provides the perfect opportunity to gather a group for dinner and a night on the town in New Orleans.

Incubator Tour: A Trip to Baton Rouge
Wednesday, Oct. 15
1 – 8 p.m.

The Incubators:

The first stop on this tour is a visit to the 60,000-square-foot Louisiana Emerging Technology Center, which serves small and start-up businesses that develop and commercialize university technologies in the biotechnology, life science, agricultural and environmental industries. Beyond lab and office space, clients receive business and technical assistance such as access to funding sources, legal resources, professional consulting, and administrative staff and services.

The second part of the tour will feature a visit to the Louisiana Business & Technology Center, which is located on the South Campus Research Park of Louisiana State University. The 30,000-square-foot LBTC facility is home to approximately 25 clients and has graduated nearly 150 companies since its inception in 1988. In 2005 LBTC was selected as NBIA’s Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year, and the center is credited with creating more than 9,200 jobs for Louisiana.

The Party:

After touring the incubator facilities, everyone will gather on the grounds of LBTC for a Louisiana-style party. Louisiana is known for its cuisine, and you will not go hungry at this event. LBTC will provide an authentic menu of bayou favorites, including boiled crawfish, fried catfish, and a smorgasbord of Creole and Cajun foods. Enjoy the unique regional cuisine while jamming to live music at LBTC’s park-like property.

Fee: $49

Please note:
A boxed lunch will be provided on the bus ride to the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center.



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