Microsoft Awards $262,000 Technology Grant to Louisiana Technology Park

latechparkLouisiana Technology Park, the business incubator and hub for tech companies throughout the Baton Rouge area, has been awarded a technology grant from Microsoft totaling $262,000.

This is the largest technology grant received to date since the Tech Park opened in 2001.

The Microsoft grant includes software and support for the various programs held at the Tech Park, including its incubator and accelerator programs, the Louisiana Computer Training Lab, video game development workshops, hackathons, and other community events.

“At Microsoft, we are committed to serving the needs of people in communities across the globe as a good corporate citizen,” said Joseph Mitchell, a technical account manager at Microsoft. “We believe in supporting Louisiana business and understand technology is key to Louisiana’s success.”

Stephen Loy, executive director at the Tech Park is equally thrilled and honored by the generous donation. “Their investment in our programs will allow us to increase the array of offerings we are able to offer our clients and stakeholders at the Tech Park…We [will] continue to promote new technology and tech entrepreneurs, as well as STEM education initiatives and technology-led economic development.”