With new employees, partners, customers, and funding, our clients and tenants had a big year. Local startups and researchers assisted by the Center have raised $30 million to develop life-saving technologies in breast cancer, diabetes, wound care, clean tech and more, and they now employ more than 275 people.
Leaders from four cities across the U.S. (Cleveland, Detroit, Durham and New Orleans) met at the Center in December to launch the Forward Cities initiative. This program will focus on inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in underdeveloped corridors over the next several years. Forward Cities is supported by local and national partners including the Aspen Institute, Urban Institute, Friends of New Orleans, and more. James Carville offered the closing keynote, in addition to numerous other distinguished speakers in attendance.
December 17, 2014 – Read more at WWNO
Ten New Orleans startups presented their future plans at Demo Day, including nutritional supplement personalization startup myMix Nutrition. The event is the culmination of Idea Village’s 12-week IdeaX accelerator program, in which participants worked with mentors and experts to refine their business strategies.
December 8, 2014 — Read more at New Orleans CityBusiness
The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100 is the fourth annual list of the 100 most innovative, influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. NOBIC’s President Aaron Miscenich, BioFund manager Kris Khalil, and numerous healthcare entrepreneurs were honored among the leaders of our local innovation community. NOBIC-affiliated startups represented included Better Day Health, Be Well Nutrition, Bioceptive, GetHealthy, Objective Medical Solutions, and more.
December 5, 2014 — Read more at Silicon Bayou News