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Tech Park Academy | Zoning Out: How to Invest in Opportunity Zones
Sep
12
11:30 AM11:30

Tech Park Academy | Zoning Out: How to Invest in Opportunity Zones

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TECH PARK ACADEMY | Zoning Out: How to Invest in Opportunity Zones

Come hear about a new investment tool that can help companies looking for outside funding and investors looking to stretch their dollar at the next Tech Park Academy, September 12th. Registration starts at 11:30, and the program starts at noon.
Opportunity Zones were established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 as a community development program to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities.  The Law created tax incentives for re-investment of capital gains into dedicated Opportunity Funds that spur development by investing in businesses and properties located in an Opportunity Zone. Stone Pigman attorney, Dan Walter, and LED’s State Economic Competitiveness Executive Director, James Chappell, will explain the program, answer questions, and share details regarding how interested parties can find investment opportunities by searching the state’s new Opportunity Zone web portal.

The Opportunity Zone investments are not limited to a cap or a pool of money and may be combined with other state incentives. The program is not limited to professional investors or tax credit experts. It also allows for several different types of investments from equity in a startup business to more traditional real estate development investments.


Event Agenda:

  • 11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts

  • Noon: Program Begins

  • 1:00: Program Ends



About Tech Park Academy:

Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10. 

We hope to see you at this exclusive event!

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Womentrepreneurs | August 2019
Aug
20
8:30 AM08:30

Womentrepreneurs | August 2019

Womentrepreneurs is a meetup for women entrepreneurs with a goal to talk about our challenges and support each other through honest feedback and sound advice. Women entrepreneurs face a very unique set of challenges in managing and growing a business, making a fellowship of women who know those struggles intimately all the more important. 

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Tech Park Academy | From first to 15th: the finances of hiring made easy
Aug
8
11:30 AM11:30

Tech Park Academy | From first to 15th: the finances of hiring made easy

How do you know when to hire an employee? What if it's your first employee ever? Knowing when and how to hire should be strategic, but it can be a daunting task to undertake. Vanessa Graham of VGraham, LLC is coming to tell you all about how to approach the hiring process whether it's your first employee or your seventy-fifth. She's coming equipped with 20+ years of experience and even a few case studies, so you won't want to miss out!

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Tech Park Academy | Establishing Company Culture
May
9
11:30 AM11:30

Tech Park Academy | Establishing Company Culture

Company culture has become one of the most important elements of the modern workplace. New hires and tenured employees alike are steadily beginning to value a company's internal culture over other perks, meaning it's more imperative than ever for you to cultivate your company's internal culture to be welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. But how?

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Tech Park Academy | Rubbing Elbows
Apr
11
11:30 AM11:30

Tech Park Academy | Rubbing Elbows

Networking: whether you hate or love it, it is critical to your personal brand and your business’s success. But what is networking, and how do you get started? Eric Dexter, a career consultant with years of experience in marketing and business development, will leave you with real, practical do’s and don’ts for networking both online and at face-to-face events.

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Tech Park Academy | Enduring the Recruiting Marathon
Jan
10
11:30 AM11:30

Tech Park Academy | Enduring the Recruiting Marathon

In the current state of recruiting, where unemployment is at an all-time low, it’s truly a market where employees have many options.  Having a robust strategy is more important than ever.  We will discuss proactive strategies for both recruiting and retaining top talent.  It’s truly a marathon, and not a sprint!

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Baton Rouge Analytics User Group Meeting (December)
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Baton Rouge Analytics User Group Meeting (December)

The next BRAUG meeting is scheduled for 12/05/2018. This time, we will be diving into a complete closed loop implementation of predictive analytics in our main topic. This will be preceded with a business sprint topic about team effectiveness. Don’t miss it!

About BRAUG: This group is for both technical and business users - any and all who are interested in business analysis, data visualization, predictive modeling, traditional business intelligence, and everything in between. Please share this information with others who might be interested.

You may bring in your BI problems and we'll add it to the queue and discuss as time allows after the presentations are over.

Join BRAUG:

LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12136674
PASS: https://batonrougeanalytics.pass.org
Twitter: @RedStickData , @BRPBIUG

More information can be found on the event page.

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Get Started Louisiana - COX Business in Partnership with PitchBR
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Get Started Louisiana - COX Business in Partnership with PitchBR

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Cox Business, in partnership with PitchBR and Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, cordially invite you to be part of #GetStartedLouisiana – our annual live forum and pitch competition bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in our state. The event will feature our state’s hottest and most innovative business ideas, and you can be a part of it all! Pitch your business or attend the event as a guest – below you will find information on ways to get involved.

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Baton Rouge Analytics User Group Meeting
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Baton Rouge Analytics User Group Meeting

We are excited to announce the next BRAUG meeting on 11/1/2018! The topics were selected based on the feedback from poll. Please join the group and make it a huge success - again!

This group is for both technical and business users - any and all who are interested in business analysis, data visualization, predictive modeling, traditional business intelligence, and everything in between. Please share this information with others who might be interested.

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Tech Park Academy | Rewriting the Book on Internships
May
10
11:30 AM11:30

Tech Park Academy | Rewriting the Book on Internships

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You think you could use an intern and you think you might have something to offer an intern, but isn’t it a lot of work to put together an intern program? BRAC’s InternBR programming can help you nail the basics and create an environment where interns thrive.

This session will be facilitated by BRAC’s Director of Talent Development Melissa Thompson and Gallagher’s VP/Director of Sales and Marketing Amanda Hamilton.


About Melissa Thompson, Ph. D.

Melissa leads all aspects of BRAC’s talent development program where she designs and executes recruitment and retention strategies to meet workforce demands. She partners with Baton Rouge area employers to provide services that complement their human resources practices, including regional tours for candidates and acclimation content on brac.org/lifeinbr. Additionally, she provides leadership development programming for young professionals and collaborates with area universities and employers to connect students to internships.

About Amanda Hamilton

Amanda Hamilton is the Area Vice President/Director of Sales-Gulf States for Gallagher. As Director of Sales, Amanda is responsible for branding and expanding the Gallagher footprint in Louisiana, Alabama & Mississippi markets. Her primary goal is to support GBS consultants with marketing, business development and achieving client excellence. Additionally Amanda has been responsible for the Gallagher Summer Intern Program for the past 3 years in Louisiana; which has been one of the most rewarding experiences in Director of Sales role.

 

Event Agenda:

  • 11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts

  • Noon: Program Begins

  • 1:00: Program Ends

 

About Tech Park Academy:

Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10.

We hope to see you at this exclusive event!

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PitchBR SBIR Edition
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

PitchBR SBIR Edition

PitchBR is the event where innovation meets excitement.

Join us when three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative product or service in front of a live audience: a once-in-a-lifetime chance for career-defining success.

This PitchBR will be truly one of a kind. Held in partnership with the SBIR Consortium, all companies pitching will be vying for an SBIR in addition to all the usual benefits afforded to pitchers at PitchBR. You won't want to miss this event!

THE PLACE

The SBIR edition PitchBR event will be held at Ringside bar inside Sullivan's Steakhouse. 5252 Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808

TIME AND DATE

April 19th, 2018 || Doors open at 5:00 PM for networking, the show starts at 6:00 and at 7:00 pitches wrap up and networking resumes.

THE PITCHERS

While there's only one $1,000 prize, all pitchers will benefit. Pitchers will receive:

  • Feedback from audience members
  • Coaching from prominent business consultants, successful entrepreneurs
  • A practice opportunity for selling their concept
  • Exposure and publicity for their idea and business
  • Connections to non-funding resources, such as professional services donors and providers

THE BIG IDEA

PitchBR is about more than entertainment. It's about social change.

By attending PitchBR, you'll join a group of business leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and all-of-the-aboves, who are making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone, regardless of status or circumstance.

The big idea is that when more people innovate, everyone prospers.

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Tech Park Academy | Becoming Exclusive: Deciphering Patents with PatentDive
Apr
5
11:30 AM11:30

Tech Park Academy | Becoming Exclusive: Deciphering Patents with PatentDive

While you’re busy redefining the future of technology, engaging with your market, and planning your business strategy, it’s important to protect your ideas. In a world where unlimited resources are at your fingertips, patenting a product or idea can seem daunting. Fortunately, PatentDive is here to help you build a solid understanding of what patents are, how to get them, and why you need them as a growing entrepreneur. 

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PitchBR June 2018
Apr
3
3:30 PM15:30

PitchBR June 2018

PitchBR is the event where innovation meets excitement!

Join us when three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative product or service in front of a live audience.

THE PLACE

Our sponsor and host for PitchBR is Kean Miller LLP. The event will be held at their downtown Baton Rouge location, on Convention Street.  

TIME AND DATE

June 22nd, 2017 || Doors open at 4:30 PM, pitches starts at 5:30 || Kean Miller, 400 Convention St. #700

Networking 4:30

Pitches begin: 5:30

Pitches conclude and networking resumes 6:30

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