The Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge has set aside around 1,800 square feet for a new video game, app, and digital content incubator, said to open any day now.
“The focus will be on things that can be digitally distributed and not just games,” said Jesse Hoggard, a spokesman for the Tech Park.
Companies in the incubator will receive the same benefits as other Tech Park members, including discounted office space, data center access, and consultation services.
“We’re building from the grassroots side,” said Hoggard. “We want there to be a steady stream of teams and products.”
The incubator is opening with help from an 18 month, $75,000 Delta Regional Authority Grant, one of the many tax incentives provided by the state. The grant will help bring in experts from other cities, such as Austin, to be mentors for the digital media companies.
“We’ll get people who specialize in character design or environmental design to work with teams that are lacking in expertise,” Hoggard said.
For more information about the new incubator, visit latechpark.com.