ICONIC One of Four Products Accepted in National Food Accelerator

ICONIC, the healthy lifestyle beverage from Be Well Nutrition, beat out nearly 400 other startup products to earn a spot in the Accel Foods accelerator program for food producers. Accel…


2014 Annual Report Release: 66 Startups Formed, $24M+ Raised

We have just released our FY2014 Annual Report. This includes details on the Center's programs, services, and impact in Southeast Louisiana, along with highlights on our clients' achievements over the…


DNA testing to guide prescriptions fuels explosive growth for New Orleans firm

Personalized medicine firm Renaissance RX has grown dramatically in just 2 years ago. The company, "which runs toxicology and DNA tests to help doctors tune prescriptions for individual patients, ballooned…


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…


BioFund Receives One Year Extension

Recent interest in the New Orleans BioFund has been so high that the program has been extended through at least February 2015. Over 50 companies have approached NOBF seeking funding,…


Challenging DNA tests prompt NOLA start-up

November 15, 2013 - New Orleans CityBusiness CityBusiness is profiling the companies in the BioChallenge pitch competition. InnoGenomics Technologies is creating innovative solutions and products to enhance current forensic and…


Be Well Nutrition Wins ‘Greaux GNO’ Business Plan Competition

November 05, 2013 - Silicon Bayou News Be Well Nutrition beat out 8 other startups to take home the top prize of $20,000 in the first annual Greaux GNO business…


Iconic launches in the New Orleans area

November 05, 2013 - Gambit / Best of New Orleans High-protein healthy lifestyle beverage ICONIC has re-launched in Greater New Orleans with two flavors, Chocolate Truffle and Pure Vanilla Bean.


Full Bottle: Inventors of Local Healthy ICONIC Energy Drink Talk BioTech Start-ups in NOLA

October 31, 2013 - New Orleans Defender “I personally like to wash down shrimp po-boys with a 20 oz. soft drink, but Billy Bosch of BeWell Nutrition has another alternative…


Pharmaceutical startups call for investor patience

August 01, 2013 - New Orleans CityBusiness Drug development is a very long and complex process, and it presents some unique obstacles to emerging startups. In this article, MiniVax and…