Category Archives: Upcoming Events

New Venture for the New Year

An Overview of a Business Accelerator Program

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
6:30 PM

University Hall
Ruston, LA


“New Venture for the New Year”

This event is an overview of a business accelerator program which helps entrepreneurs move their new venture forward. The accelerator program provides support for new and existing ventures to introduce new products or services.  The accelerator program includes focused training and networking that include industry feedback and expert coaching to help innovators ramp up operations. We are looking for entrepreneurs and innovators to participate in the program in the coming year.


Business Pitch Competition – Won in One!

The Technology Business Development Center is hosting a free business pitch competition on October 29, 2013. The business pitch competition will bring together entrepreneurs/aspiring entrepreneurs, angel investors, and business leaders from across north Louisiana. Each presenter is given sixty seconds to present an elevator pitch to the audience and a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded to presenters based on judges’ choice and audience vote. The competition will be held at 7:00 p.m. in University Hall on Louisiana Tech campus following the Bulldog Entrepreneurs Top Dawg Idea Pitch Competition. Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to register in advance, as there are only 30 presentation slots. Those registered before October 15 will be permitted to attend a pitch presentation training session for preparation. Additional registrants will be accepted to pitch in place of potential no-show presenters. For more information call or email Ann Marie Queen at 318-574-5421 or

Register  by emailing or calling Ann Marie Queen or by going to Eventbrite