Global Accelerator Network

For entrepreneurs. By entrepreneurs.

Learn from mentors who have experience founding, growing, and selling their companies. The individuals driving Launch Pad Ignition are each passionate about entrepreneurship and want to be a part of your success. Ignition is part of Launch Pad, a beautiful 12,000 sq ft workspace in downtown New Orleans.


Launch Pad Ignition is a new startup accelerator. An exciting leap for the New Orleans startup ecosystem, Ignition creates a framework to help founders refine their product offering, invigorate their business plans, and raise funding to fuel their growth.

Launch Pad Ignition is a proud launch partner of the Global Accelerator Network, which is a part of the White House initiative, Startup America.

Launch Pad Ignition is a program of Launch Pad, a co-working & incubator space in downtown New Orleans. With 12,000 sq ft of shared workspace and more than 60 companies, Launch Pad is at the heart of the entrepreneurial renaissance in New Orleans and is one of the most successful co-working spaces in the country.

Ignition was founded by Chris Schultz, Barre Tanguis, Will Donaldson, Peter Bodenheimer. With an incredible group of mentors and a leadership team with deep and varied experience, Ignition is designed to give companies access to the knowledge and networks to successfully launch.

These folks dig what
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Proudly made possible with the support of our sponsors:

  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • 4.0 Schools
  • Downtown Development District
  • Abstraction Ventures
  • Graffagnini & Associates
  • Idea Village
  • Jones Walker
  • Greater new orleans inc
  • Fat Happy Media