The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe in Marksville, La. was awarded a grant totaling $2,499,947 for internet expansion through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Ignition 2.0 is a nine-week, in-person program designed to help companies commercialize their products, ending with a Demo Day at the Goodwood Library on Wednesday, May 25. All participants will be invited to pitch, and the winner will receive a $10,000 investment courtesy of Innovation Catalyst.
Success Space, a coworking concept developed under the umbrella of eXp Holdings, announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Michael and Rebecca Robb to open a Success Space location in New Orleans in the fall of 2022. The franchise concept includes co-working spaces, a cafe, coaching services and technology that allows for virtual collaboration.
Mint House, a tech-enabled residential hospitality company, announced it has closed a $35 million Series B round of funding. A New Orleans location of Mint House location opened in February at 315 Girod Street. The building features 15 apartment-style accommodations that combine elements of a short-term rental and hotel. Nightly rates range from $100 to $300.
In a move designed to further prepare Louisiana’s workforce for high-paying high-tech jobs, Louisiana Economic Development announced it will engage Unity, a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content, to assist higher education institutions in training and certifying students in real-time 3D skills.
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Students and alumni, who launched the tech startup company called Mallard Bay, were the first entrepreneurs from LSU to compete in the world’s largest student startup competition, the Rice Business Plan Competition, and took home more than $200,000 in prizes earlier this week.
One of New Orleans’ newest startups, Gripnr, was announced last month during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week as a Web3 technology company bringing tabletop games to the blockchain. The startup has just announced its funding round totaling $2.5 million.
Gripnr, a Web3 technology company bringing tabletop games to the blockchain, today announced its initial $2.5M investment round alongside its first 5E game and genesis NFT collection, The Glimmering.
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