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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.

Ignition Class 2011


    Jacek Grebski, Nathan Roth, Oscar Torres - Brooklyn, NY

    Badger is a mobile and web application that lets users share photos and connect around interests.

  • GameBuilder studio

    Lavon Woods - Mountain View, CA

    GameBuilder is a true cross-platform game creation solution developed to make it easy for anyone to create sophisticated casual games. Users create once and easily deploy those games across mobile devices and online platforms.

  • Didra

    Ben Lavender, Josh Huckabee, Arto Bendiken, James Anderson - New Orleans and Berlin is a cloud-based RDF Database-as-a-Service.This platform makes it quick and easy for developers to create semantic applications using either their own data or integrating data from multiple sources.

  • Kinio

    Benjamin Reece, Samuel Peake - New Orleans, LA

    Kinio is a simple video monetization platform. Kinio allows filmmakers to easily upload & sell their films via a customizable player & website.


    Ross Hinkle - New Orleans, LA

    Liveset is a new digital platform presenting live concert events on the web and mobile devices in handsome HD, with supporting content that provides a more powerful connection between artists and their online fan bases.


    Donny Ouyang - Toronto, Ontario (Canada) is a peer-to-peer micro tutoring website that lets students share and ask for academic help, on demand, in real time. Rayku aims to make personal tutoring more accessible to more people in more ways than one.

Proudly made possible with the support of our sponsors:

  • Microsoft BizSpark
  • Downtown Development District New Orleans
  • Urban Entrepreneur Partnership
  • Social Coding