11/08/2011 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center celebrated its 23rd anniversary
at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on Nov. 1. The celebration, dubbed “23 Years of Igniting
Innovation in Louisiana,” honored the accomplishments of the LBTC and the achievements
of its small business incubator tenants. A reception took place to honor these tenants
following the presentation of awards.
“For more than 20 years now, LBTC has contributed to success stories such as those
we are hearing tonight,” LBTC Executive Director Charles D’Agostino said. “I speak
for myself and everyone involved when I say we are continuously amazed at our tenants’
innovation and their determination.”
One tenant – Utiliworks LLC – graduated from the incubator this year and was honored
along with the following LBTC former and current tenants:
In addition to the tenants listed above, special recognition was given to General Informatics LLC, which was recently named in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 for a third consecutive year, LBTC’s Jason Boudreaux for his role as an SDBC counselor, and the 2011 MBA Graduate Assistants of the Year – Francis Bologna and Robert Stuart.
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses. Established in 1988, the LBTC’s highly successful business incubator program has been honored as the National Business Incubator Association’s Incubator of the Year and with the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration’s Excellence in Economic Development 2009. For more information, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/lbtc or call 225-578-7555.
Photo: LBTC's Jennifer Fowler (l) and LBTC Advisory Board Chair Thomas Cotten (r) join Trevor Reeves and Sean Simone of LBTC Student Incubator Company of the Year BluReach.
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2011