Are you an innovator or entrepreneur in the healthcare sector? If so, you may be looking for a way to bring your business
to the next level, right? What you need is acceleration! Louisiana is home to some of the most prominent healthcare
giants in the United States. Like you, we are inspired to solve major healthcare related problems. We have brought
together a network of healthcare partners, business entities mentors, economic development leaders, academic leaders
and investors through Accelerate South - a federal Economic Development Administration business acceleration program.
Fueling this fall 2018 acceleration program, a newly formed investment group comprised of angel investors as
well as healthcare institutional investors such as Lafayette General Health
, Acadian Companies
will provide chosen startups
with access to their networks of people who will serve as mentors to you and your growing team. These healthcare behemoths
will provide chosen companies with access to their networks of people who will serve as mentors to growing teams and open
their doors to create a living lab experience to test new innovations.
Ten companies will be accepted into this healthcare accelerator which is located at Louisiana’s two major interstate crossroads.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
a grant partner, is home to one of the largest pharmaceutical research centers
in the US. Office space in the progressive Opportunity Machine
will also be provided, at no charge to accelerator teams, by grant partner Lafayette Economic Development Authority.
Competitive state incentives programs through Louisiana Economic Development
are also fair game for companies in the program that meet requirements. Finally, Winrock International
, our facilitating grant partner will provide invaluable oversight
and guidance to all stakeholders throughout the acceleration program.
The time is right to solve major healthcare challenges in America. Louisiana is a Living Lab open to entrepreneurs
ready to solve these critical needs. If you’re up for the challenge, we invite you to learn more or apply now
for Accelerate South.