Innovation Louisiana Slated for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Innovation Louisiana is an annual conference, pitch competition, and technology showcase hosted by the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

Taking place November 12-14 during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the conference brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and technology scouts in the life science, green energy, and STEM communities.

“The conference will include several educational sessions covering various topics relevant to biotechnology startups, including a panel discussion with experts who have identified opportunities and created solutions for the opioid crisis,” shared organizers.

A big part of the conference is the BioChallenge, the pitch competition that has awarded startups over $175,000 in prizes since 2012. The 2018 pitch will feature four entrepreneurs competing for both cash and investment prizes on November 14.

Also on November 14 is the Louisiana Research Institution Technology Showcase, an event that highlights license-ready discoveries from universities and research centers across the state.

Visit to view the full schedule and register for the three-day conference.