Category Archives: Other Events

Startup Weekend in Alexandria June 1-3

Startup Weekend is an event where entrepreneurs gather for a weekend of company creation. In just 54 hours, participants will transform initial ideas pitched on Friday night into startup companies on sunday night.

This event is for inventors, developers, marketing maestros, business development wizards, design gurus, legal geniuses, and startup specialists.

What you’ll ge tout of the event:
Build Your Network
Learn New Skills
Learn How to Launch a Business
Get Access to Valuable Startup Resources
Save Money

Learn more and register at or call 318.441.4400

Expanding Horizons 2012

A Seminar for Small Businesses Entering International Markets

May 10th, 2012

Sheraton New Orleans

500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


For more than four decades, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has been the primary U.S. government agency supporting private sector investment in new and emerging markets. In support of OPIC’s continued outreach efforts, OPIC is extending into 2012 its program EXPANDING HORIZIONS: A Workshop for Small Businesses Entering International Markets with events in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 10; New York City, New York on June 27; Seattle, Washington on October 3; and Chicago/Rosemont, Illinois on October 18.

These events will provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn about U.S. government resources available for small businesses expanding their business internationally, and will include presentations by senior government officials from OPIC and other U.S. government trade agencies, as well as insight from U.S. businesses currently investing in foreign markets. These workshops follow the great success of 13 similar EXPANDING HORIZONS events OPIC has organized around the United States since 2006.

For more information, or to register, please visit

Save the Date

Come and check out the 30th Annual Ag Expo on January 20 & 21 in Monroe at the IKE Hamilton Expo Center. The TBDC will be there along with Agriculture businesses and technologies showcasing the latest in incentives and innovations. Don’t miss it.

For more information go to the event website. AG EXPO 2012

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi Continuing Professional Education Seminar

December 4, 2009

Louisiana Tech University Institute of Micro-manufacturing

Ruston, LA

Business professionals and professors from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business spoke on current topics in the business and accounting world. The seminar serves local CPAs in an effort to keep them current with the latest trends, innovations, and incentives available. One can earn up to eight hours of CPE credit by attending this workshop.

The Technology Business Development Center presented the following information at this seminar.

Resources and Incentives for Emerging Businesses and High Growth Companies

Presented by: Kathy Wyatt

Supplied information on resources and incentives available  for small businesses. Resources such as the Technology Business Development Center of Louisiana Tech (TBDC), Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT) of Louisiana Tech, along with incentives like the state’s Phase Zero program and Small and Emerging Business Development (SEBD) programs were highlighted during the presentation.

Link to BAP Presentation click here