Business Technical Assistance

The Louisiana Tech University Technology Business Development Center

(TBDC) provides assistance to entrepreneurs that are investigating or pursuing business enterprises based on useful new technologies or unique applications of technology that have high growth potential and the ability to generate high quality employment opportunities. This can include a business that leases, sells, or licenses proprietary technology, manufactures a technology related product, or devotes a high percentage of financial effort to research and development. Services are also extended to non-technology businesses that provide training and services to technology businesses, expand to include a technology product or service, or incorporate a substantial technology component into their nontechnology service or product. TBDC services connect entrepreneurs with the information, assistance, and resources needed to begin and pursue development of their businesses.

Kathy Wyatt
kwyatt@latech.edu
Executive Director, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

Physical Address
509 W. Alabama Ave.
Ruston, LA 71270

Phone (318) 257-3537
Fax (318) 257-4442
E-mail: tbdc@latech.edu

TBDC Website

I-20 Corridor Regional Business Accelerator

The I-20 Corridor Regional Business Accelerator at Louisiana Tech University is an intense program focused on providing services, support, and networking to facilitate rapid growth for business enterprises demonstrating strong potential for success. Both aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses can benefit from Accelerator services and either may apply to participate in the program. Individuals selected for the program will receive intensive training, coaching, and consulting from experienced professionals. Accelerator participants will be guided through the startup process by conducting in-depth customer discovery and validation, refining their minimum viable product, developing an effective business model, and preparing a funding proposal. Eligible businesses will compete for the opportunity to present their concept to investors, customers, collaborators, and others that can facilitate the launch of their enterprises. Accelerator participants completing the program will receive continuing support throughout their initial year of operation. For additional information or to schedule an appointment for assistance prior to completing the Application form, contact one of the Accelerator staff members listed below.

Kathy Wyatt
kwyatt@latech.edu
Executive Director, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

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Online Network for Entrepreneurs

The ONE is a regional network of varied organizations possessing a wide range of experience, specialized knowledge and professional expertise to help build and strengthen businesses. ONE’s “Find A Resource” section is ideal for those thinking about a new venture, starting a business, operating an enterprise, expanding an organization or exiting a firm. It has customized search parameters that match unique needs of each entrepreneur with appropriate resources. Efficient access to resources, online or by phone, facilitates convenient and quick referrals. ONE’s “Be A Resource” section provides effective referrals based on a comprehensive database with advanced filtering criteria that connects entrepreneurs and businesses to the most appropriate local, state and national resources. It is geared towards public agencies and nonprofit organizations that support aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneurs throughout the north Louisiana region are included in the network.

Contact:
Kathy Wyatt
kwyatt@latech.edu
Executive Director, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

ONE Website

Louisiana Tech University Enterprise Center Incubator

Louisiana Tech’s Enterprise Center Incubator supports the creation of successful businesses by providing assistance and physical facilities to stimulate small business formation, growth and development. The Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center houses Louisiana Tech’s two Technology Business Incubators designed to facilitate and promote the growth of new and existing ventures in the I-20 corridor of north Louisiana. Providing a comprehensive set of resources, support, and facilities to start-up companies allows them to concentrate on research, marketing, productions, and growth of their enterprises.

Kathy Wyatt
kwyatt@latech.edu
Executive Director, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

I-20 Top Twenty

I-20 Top Twenty is an annual regional showcase of innovators and entrepreneurs featuring highlights of innovative entrepreneurship and business development activities underway across the I-20 corridor of north Louisiana. ¬The event showcases new ventures, new products, new technologies, and connects the people looking to pursue the market opportunities represented by these new innovations. The I-20 Top 20 is a showcase of the future of the I-20 Corridor in north Louisiana.
For more information contact:
Kathy Wyatt
kwyatt@latech.edu
Executive Director, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

The Won-in-One

The Won-in-One is an annual entrepreneurial pitch competition for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs and innovators from across north Louisiana to pitch their ideas, impress the executives and audience, compete for prizes, and receive help with developing their new or growing business ventures. Competitors and attendees can generate valuable feedback for their venture, attract potential investors, locate qualified collaborators, network with other trend-setters, and compete for cash and prizes.

For more information
Kathy Wyatt
kwyatt@latech.edu
Executive Director, Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

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CEO Roundtable

CEO Roundtable hosted by Louisiana Tech University in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development is focused on improving sustainability and accelerating growth for participating companies located in or relocating to north Louisiana. The CEO Roundtable’s goal is to engage committed executives that possess considerable strengths and a desire to grow in their executive role and grow their companies. We facilitate networking and interaction in trusted environment for open discussion of key issues of relevant to your companies, eliciting appropriate peer guidance on subjects familiar to roundtable participants, and introducing additional expertise and resources for subjects/issues identified as top priorities.

AROS

AROS Consulting is part of Louisiana Tech University’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology doctoral program in Ruston, LA and is managed by faculty and graduate students. Its purpose is to assist organizations in the development of cost effective solutions. Our core philosophy is the belief that organizations have the expertise and knowledge to find their own solutions if provided the tools and structure to do so. By developing partnerships with organizations through process consultation, we work to develop synergistic relationships aimed at providing organizations with the tools needed to achieve their goals.

Specialties
Organizational Surveys, Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal, Metrics, Statistical Analysis, Team Building, Systems Training, Competency Modeling.
Headquarters
111 Louisiana Ruston, LA 71270 , United States

Website
www.arosconsulting.org