December 20, 2012 – New Orleans CityBusiness
New Orleans might not be Silicon Valley, but developments in the local technology industry are pushing it in that direction. This past year saw a growing collaboration between academia and the business community to foster the burgeoning tech industry in the area.
December 18, 2012 – Silicon Bayou News
The first ever BioFund loan took place last week at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. With $2.55 million in loans to give out before February of 2014, the BioFund has started out by investing capital into Be Well Nutrition, the brand behind the new drink called Iconic.
December 16, 2012 – Huffington Post
The New Orleans BioInnovation Center or NOBIC—a glittering, $47 million, state-funded structure that looks as if it might house modern art—opened a year and a half ago on Canal Street. The downtown edifice is part of the city’s larger BioDistrict, to be anchored by the University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which are under construction, and the new Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium building.
December 13, 2012 – The Times-Picayune / NOLA.com
The New Orleans BioInnovation Center business incubator on Thursday announced the first recipient of a low-interest loan from a newly established fund designed to spur economic growth in the region affected by Hurricane Katrina. The first grantee is a company called Be Well Nutrition Inc., which is developing a health drink named Iconic.
December 13, 2012 – Southern/Alpha
New Orleans may be receiving national press for its post-Katrina startup boom, but some business initiatives making waves now have been in development since the early part of the decade. Aaron Miscenich, President of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, knows this firsthand. He has spent the better part of the last decade seeing the science incubator through from concept to reality.
December 13, 2012 – Silicon Bayou News
The 2012 Silicon Bayou 100 is the second annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana.
December 03, 2012 – NOLA.com
A New Orleans entrepreneur who started a company that uses algae to create synthetic oil is one of 13 people internationally to win acceptance to the Kauffman Global Scholars Program for 2013. The program will send Brandon Iglesias, founder of a firm called ReactWell, to universities and think tanks in Boston, Chicago and Silicon Valley, where he will study business skills and make contacts to advance his enterprise.