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Water Accelerator Coming to Baton Rouge

January 13, 2017

Water Accelerator Coming to Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Technology Park is partnering with Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation to expand their Growth Accelerator program to the Baton Rouge region.

Applications are now being accepted for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to scale their urban water and coastal ventures. This free, three-month long program offers tailored mentorship, resources and networks to help ventures grow and scale.

The program is designed for established and startup for-profit and non-profit ventures with proof of concept and/or a track record of success that find themselves at a strategic point of growth. During the program, participating ventures will be working towards scaling their impact, raising external investment (debt/equity), and increasing revenues, customers, and contracts. One-on-one coaching, access to high-level networks and investors, pro bono resources, and free office space are just some of the benefits.

The program will take place simultaneously in New Orleans and in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Technology Park.

“We are excited to partner with Propeller to bring their proven water accelerator program to our region. Water doesn’t recognize geographic borders; the New Orleans and Baton Rouge regions are connected by the Mississippi River and protected by the same coastline. That’s why this partnership is so important,” said Stephen Loy, Louisiana Technology Park Executive Director.

“Many Baton Rouge small businesses might not consider themselves ‘water companies,’ but they have tremendous environmental impacts. For example, engineering companies engaged in coastal projects, landscape architects, or those in the maritime and seafood industries, these types of companies can all apply to the program,” said Allison DeJong, Senior Water Manager at Propeller:

The early feedback deadline is January 20th and the final deadline is February 9th.

For more information and to apply, visit http://gopropeller.org/accelerator/

Stephen Loy
Louisiana Technology Park

Allison DeJong