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Innovation Louisiana 2013

Innovation Louisiana 2013

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Innovation Louisiana 2013 is a new nexus for regional researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry. It offers a forum for education, collaboration, and exchange of ideas on life science technology commercialization and startup development. Join us for a series of intensive workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches on various issues that high-growth startups face.

The week will also feature the 2nd Annual BioChallenge. In this business pitch competition, Louisiana life science startups will compete in front of a panel of investors and industry experts for a chance to win cash and services prize packages worth more than $25,000. View the full agenda and speaker lineup here.


Programming Agenda:

Monday, November 18, 8:30am - 6:00pm:

- Introduction:  Quentin Messer, LED
- Keynote:  Leadership, Entrepreneurship and the Fear-Trust Paradigm by successful serial entrepreneur James Griffith
- Panel:  University Research Commercialization

- Lunch and Biotechnology Startup Expo
- Seminar:  Industry Innovation in Product Development
- 2nd Annual BioChallenge Pitch Competition for $25,000 in prizes featuring:
      1. Advano - manufacturing and processing of advanced materials called nanoparticles
      2. InnoGenomics - innovative new products and solutions for human DNA identification testing
      3. MiniVax - novel solutions for the treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections
      4. TRUE-See Systems - advancing accuracy and reliability in medical grade digital photography

- Networking reception


Tuesday, November 19, 8:30am - 4:30pm

- Introduction
- Panel
Clean and Green Technologies: Emerging Opportunities for Louisiana
- Workshop:  Starting Your Company: A Legal Primer

- Panel:  The Changing Landscape of Digital Health Entrepreneurship
- Lunch and Cleantech Startup Expo

- Workshop:  Grant Funding Opportunities for Commercialization
- Panel:  Outside Funding 101
- Keynote:  Entrepreneurship in the Pharmaceutical Industry by Pamlab Founder and Chairman Samuel M. Camp


Wednesday, November 20, 8:30am - 11:30am

- Breakfast Workshop:  The Investor-Ready Entrepreneur
- Panel:  The Art of Startup Co-Founding: Lessons Learned
- Term Sheet Face-Off: A Mock Negotiation


Finally, the events will be followed by a Golf Scramble and Social Reception hosted by the New Orleans BioFund at TPC Louisiana on Wednesday afternoon, November 20. All Innovation Louisiana 2013 attendees are invited to purchase tickets to both the Golf Scramble beginning at 12:30pm and the evening Social beginning at 5:00pm. More information and tickets are available at http://biofundgolf.eventbrite.com/.

Special thanks to our event sponsors:


Postlethwaite & Netterville

Graffagnini + Associates LLC

Global Entrepreneurship Week            LA DRU


Media Partner:

Silicon Bayou News

Have questions about Innovation Louisiana 2013? Contact


New Orleans BioInnovation Center
1441 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Innovation Louisiana 2013
New Orleans, LA Events Business

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