New Orleans start-up seeks to simplify birth control, attracts investors, grants

August 30, 2013 - The Times-Picayune / Nola.com A brief history of Bioceptive’s development and recent progress, including a $1.1 million investment round and a $250,000 product development grant from…


Incubators strive to fuel NOLA startup scene

New Orleans CityBusiness NOBIC president Aaron Miscenich and other local incubator directors discuss the structure and financing of technology business incubators.


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…


BioFund reaches $1 million in small business loans for Hurricane Katrina-impacted parishes

July 18, 2013 - The Times-Picayune / Nola.com The New Orleans BioFund has loaned more than $1 million to local entrepreneurs since late 2012. Loans have supported businesses as diverse…


APMT Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

July 11, 2013 - Silicon Bayou News Tulane spin-out company Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies has been awarded an SBIR grant to demonstrate the feasibility of their technology to monitor and…


Health tech innovation group sets up NOLA office, launches July 18 at NOBIC

June 20, 2013 - New Orleans CityBusiness A Health 2.0 New Orleans chapter has launched for all those interested in healthcare technology and innovation. The group will hold it’s inaugural…


Bioceptive Closes $1.1M Investment Led by New World Angels

June 13, 2013 - Silicon Bayou News Women’s health medical device startup Bioceptive has closed a $1.1 million Series A funding round led by New World Angels. Bioceptive’s novel intrauterine…


The 19 Coolest Small Businesses In New Orleans

May 09, 2013 - Business Insider The BioInnovation Center was featured by Business Insider as one of the 19 coolest small businesses in New Orleans.


Health drink maker and teacher job site win combined $70,000 in Tulane business contest on Friday

April 19, 2013 - The Times-Picayune / Nola.com Be Well Nutrition, maker of healthy lifestyle beverage ICONIC, won the $50,000 top prize with a strong pitch at the 13th annual…


Health drink maker wins the first Jefferson Parish business pitch contest during Entrepreneur Week

March 20, 2013 - The Times-Picayune / Nola.com Be Well Nutrition won the inaugural Cordina Challenge pitch competition for Jefferson Parish entrepreneurs. Company co-founder Billy Bosch successfully pitched Be Well’s…