EAP and the Launch Network

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program offers mentorship programs designed to accelerate your idea, product or existing business into a thriving company quickly by providing intensive startup support. Our team of mentors will work alongside you, working on everything from the business plan and model, market and financial analysis to prepping you to receive funding, such as angel investment.

Launch Network’s mission is to help small businesses thrive across North Louisiana. We provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with free, easy access to the vital assistance, resources, and information they need—when they need it.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)

LSBDC offers no-cost confidential business consulting and affordable workshops to new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in northwest Louisiana. You can register for training or request a consultation.


Cohab is a non-profit hub providing entrepreneurs at all levels the traction to achieve success.  Cohab believes the pathway to a stronger community begins with empowering our home grown talent and keeping them rooted in North Louisiana.

Take advantage of Cohabs eight programs geared to assist anyone from startups to CEOs.

Learn more about coworking and working from Cohab.

InterTech Science Park

Sponsored by the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, InterTech Science Park is an 800-acre urban science and technology park located in Shreveport, Louisiana USA. InterTech’s long-term goal is to establish northwest Louisiana as a nationally recognized technology center. Working with InterTech to achieve this goal are eleven north Louisiana higher education partners coordinated by the Consortium for Education, Research and Technology (CERT). The Park is physically located to take advantage of the sizeable medical and research infrastructure represented by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and three private medical institutions, all adjacent to or within InterTech. InterTech provides its tenants with access to academic facilities, researchers, core equipment laboratories, animal care, multi-tenant wet lab and office space, land for building, venture capital, business planning assistance and financial incentives.

Small Emerging Business Development Program (SEBD)

Funded in part with a HUD Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant, SUSLA’s business incubator provides support to fledgling businesses by reducing overhead during the start-up period and providing business related services.

Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center

The Enterprise Center will be a central partner in a thriving economy of high tech companies and creative enterprises that support quality jobs and improve the quality of life in our region.  As the primary business support and development outreach are of Louisiana Tech University, LaTEC is designed to facilitate and promote the growth of new and existing business ventures in the innovation enterprise throughout the I-20 corridor of north Louisiana.


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