WE’RE BRINGING INNOVATORS
TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Since 2011, we’ve helped innovators around the state turn their business dreams into profitable realities. The programs below connect entrepreneurs with others leaders ready to mentor, invest, and accelerate growth businesses.

Accelerate Acadiana is a 14 Week business boot camp funded by a national grant and local partners. Growth businesses ready for acceleration can apply now.

Acadiana Angels is a network of accredited local investors that actively invest in growth stage companies from many different industries.

Emerging energy innovators get a coveted LAGCOE tent spot plus present their businesses Shark Tank style to accredited investors and a live audience.

Hosted by INNOV8, CEO Roundtables bring together groups of 15 to 18 key decision makers from Louisiana-based small businesses 10 times a year for collaborative, growth-oriented roundtable sessions.

Sponsored by INNOV8, TEDxVermilionStreet is an annual event designed to encourage discussions that challenge the way we think. Ideas worth spreading are shared in a live venue and packed audience.

Sponsored by INNOV8, Cajun Code Fest is an annual ULL event that brings over 100 coders of all ages to creatively solve themed challenges though a software development competition .

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