Tympanogen Places 5th in World’s Largest Business Plan Competition

Local device startup Tympanogen won three prizes, fifth place, and $44,000 in the Rice University Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest student business plan competition. The company pitched numerous times over three days in the elimination-style competition that featured 42 startups from around the world, a group selected from more than 500 initial applicants.

April 17, 2014 – Read more at New Orleans CityBusiness


New Orleans’ entrepreneurs see niches, fill them

USA Today looks at the BioInnovation Center and profiles personalized medicine company Renaissance RX alongside two other fast-growing New Orleans startups.

“By identifying through DNA testing how patients metabolize specific drugs, Renaissance RX enables physicians to tailor prescriptions to each individual’s needs. Renaissance RX launched in the BioInnovation Center, and its rapid growth means that it has just about outgrown the facility. Started with four employees in October 2012, the company now employs 58 employees with a contracted sales force of 250 to 350 and another 300 DNA collectors working in 44 states.”

April 11, 2014 – Read more at USA Today