The goal of the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) is to create entrepreneurial wealth by analyzing the viability of ideas and products, matching them with informed investors and nurturing them through the critical steps to market.
BRF has engaged in knowledge-based economic development for over twenty years, with programs and facilities that support innovation through its InterTech Science Park, its relationship with LSU Health Shreveport, and science/technology education programs. Launched in 2014, EAP provides the services and resources to accelerate the creation of the innovation ecosystem in northwest Louisiana by creating a one-stop shop for a comprehensive pipeline from idea to market.
As of 2019, EAP had screened more than 780 ideas, products or services. EAP portfolio companies received more than $74 million in grants, bank loans and investments and created more than 190 jobs.
eAP’s components for success are:
Significant investment by government sources with support from the Caddo Parish Commission and the City of Shreveport;
Education programs to inform and excite new investors and entrepreneurs who sustain and grow the program;
Proof of concept funding to help entrepreneurs demonstrate that their ideas have promise and are well-positioned to move to the next stage of commercialization;
A team of subject matter experts, and financial and legal consultants to increase the chances for success of the EAP and its startup clients; and
A cadre of regional partners, such as universities, economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, government entities, and private enterprise to provide assistance in seeking ideas, and providing startups with facilities, expertise
New Louisiana Angel Fund 1
BRF-SEII Emerging Challenges Consortium
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To find more information about all the things Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) can offer you, follow the link below to the EAP official website.
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