LP Ignition Startups Headed to Hot Tech Conference

Six of Louisiana’s newest startups are headed to TechCrunch Disrupt, May 23-25 in NYC.

Now in its second year, TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference attracts wicked cool startups and the uber talented, as well as influential investors.  The conference is designed to launch the hottest new startups, making it the perfect venue for Louisiana’s newest companies.

Chris Schultz, of Launchpad Ignition, in a phone conversation this week, told me that the Louisiana startups that are headed to TechCrunch Disrupt are recent alumni of LP Ignition’s inaugural startup accelerator program.

These new companies, with products ranging from an easily deployable enterprise-level database platform, to a product that allows filmmakers to easily monetize the content they post to the internet, will exhibit and demo in Startup Alley at Disrupt.  The crowd-sourced favorite from Startup Alley will get a shot at demoing on stage on the final day before a panel of rockstar judges.  We’re hopeful one of these Louisiana companies will bag the $50,000 prize along with the opportunities that come with the designation of being top dog in the competition.

Chris and some of the other Launchpad Ignition founders, Barre Tanguis and Peter Bodenheimer, will also be at the conference, joined by Elliott Adams of Louisiana Economic Development.  Manning the LP Ignition booth on the main conference floor, they’ll evangelize for Louisiana’s Digital Media Tax Credit and showcase Louisiana’s emerging startup scene.

The teams leave Sunday and will back on Louisiana soil Thursday, May 26. Watch for Rayku, Kinio, Dydra, Badger, Game Builder Studio, and LiveSet.

More information on the teams can be found here.

We await great news.