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.
Attorney Franz N. Borghardt from the Borghardt Law Firm will lead a discussion about decision making in the criminal justice system and the implications of utilizing artificial intelligence.
Join us as we explore methods of creating technological products and services that can help others and discuss what's to come at the intersection of creativity and technology. Get your ticket early to reserve an exclusive seat at lunch with one of our speakers. Help us send the first Assembly series out in style!
As cryptocurrency continues to make its way into the mainstream, there is still a great deal of confusion around the technology of the digital currency and how it will impact businesses.
When innovation meets entrepreneurship, great things happen. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and the Southern University Innovation Center are bringing to the capital region a series of trainings through an event called, "Innovate Now! When Innovation Meets Entrepreneurship" that will begin on January 16, 2018 at the Southern University Innovation Center located at 616 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA.
Drones are hot gift items, but they also have practical uses such as land surveying, law enforcement, and film production. Whether soaring in a neighborhood or flying over a construction site, use of these devices bring up questions about privacy, governmental compliance, and criminal laws. Attorneys Jennifer Lee and Franz Borghardt will discuss drones/UAVs and legal implications associated with their recreational and commercial uses.
Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) celebrates entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and creativity in the Capital Region. This meeting of the minds plays host to educational and networking events from November 14-16 and is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Geaux Rouge is proud to announce a microBREW event entitled, “A Taste of Technology Volume 1: Culinary Entrepreneurs. The event will be on Monday, November 13th at Curbside from 6PM to 10PM. The evening will showcase panel discussions and presentations on technology in the culinary world for current and potential entrepreneurs from the insight of local business owners and chefs.
Masters of the Story will explore storytelling across many facets, featuring speakers who are experts in storytelling and have a good story or two of their own up their sleeves.
Speakers will discuss the importance of storytelling across all industries, how to make stories work toward your strategic goals, and much more. Join us for what might be the best Assembly yet (we know, that's a big claim!) as we again bring you great talks and great food in a cool venue, and connect with fellow attendees in all new ways. Seats are limited so reserve your ticket while you can.
FifoCon is Louisiana’s newest annual convention, dedicated to showcasing the innovative activities in the fields of tabletop gaming, video gaming, maker’s movement, and cosplaying.
Inspired by fifolet lore (the Cajun Will O’ Wisp), FifoCon offers the chance for discovery and leads fans and professionals alike to sought-after treasure. Through panels, workshops, gaming opportunities, exhibitions, showcases, contests, and friendly gatherings, you’ll experience engaging and interactive celebrations of the creative industries.
A great idea is only great if it can be sustainably produced on a mass scale. The product is only part of the equation, it is the process that matters. As many have said, “Plans are worthless, planning is everything.” The ability to pivot, recognize and embrace change and to strategize is what can make or break innovation.
Join me this October every Tuesday at the Louisiana Technology Park for a series of horror movie double features you won't want to miss out on. We're showing as many horror movies as we can fit into 5 consecutive Tuesdays, starting with George Romero's original Zombie flick Night of the Living Dead and ending Halloween night with the classic to end all classics, Halloween.
Come join us as we cover the following topics:
· Myths and realities of entrepreneurship
· Critical success factors
· Know your options
· Components of business ownership
· Making your business legal
· Funding and cash management
· Business plan basics
Lean Startup: The Story of Nepris
Join BRAC as guest speaker Sabari Raja of Nepris shares how she applied lean startup principles to build and launch a cloud-based platform that connects industry and education to bring real world relevance and career exposure to students in K-16 classrooms. She will also detail how the platform is supporting BRAC's virtual schoolhouse.
This monthly event is for everyone: professionals, hobbyists and students alike. BR Hack Night is a place for people with a passion for the web to gather and work on ideas and projects in an environment with other creatives. Students are especially welcome to attend.
Sponsored by Xdesign, Inc & Louisiana Technology Park
Here are the top 3 mistakes entrepreneurs make that KILLS their chances with an investor.
- No team.
- Inaccurate fiancial projections.
- Not Prepared.
The list goes on, but these are the top three. In this interactive session, we will take you behind the curtain and show you how to look at your business from an investors point of view. We will align your business with the metrics investors use when determining to invest in a business.
Small business finances does not have to be a mystery. It’s really a simple task of understanding how to read a Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows. You don’t have to prepare them (we do that). You just have to “read and understand” them. I will show you some simple techniques so that you will “get a handle on Small Business Finances”.