Global Accelerator Network

12 week tuneup. 8 min pitch. Explosive growth.

Launch Pad Ignition is a startup accelerator in New Orleans. We help startups develop their product, refine their business model, and prepare to raise capital. It all culminates in our investor pitch day at Launch Fest.

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2012 Schedule

  • 1 / 15 Application Deadline
  • 2 / 13 Program Begins
  • 3 / 14 NOEW Ignition Pitch
  • 5 / 3 Launch Fest

What you get

  • Access to our network of mentors
  • Coworking space at Launch Pad
  • Advisory services for tax credits in Louisiana
  • Pitch to investors at Launch Fest
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What you do

  • Dedicate 12 weeks to working on your business
  • Develop the business model and structure your pitch for Launch Fest
  • Work independently on your business and collaboratively with the other Ignition Founders
  • Take part in, and add value to, the scheduled Ignition events each week
  • Live in, and become part, of the vibrant entrepreneurial community of New Orleans

Core Tenets

These values represent our entrepreneurial belief system and inspire us to action. If this sounds like you, apply now.

  • New Orleans inspires us as our creative muse
  • Cofounders make success more likely and late nights more fun
  • Social entrepreneurship starts with building a sustainable business and creating jobs
  • A happy culture motivates people more than money ever could
  • Determination and perseverance are key drivers of success
  • Lean startups that are capital efficient and poised to scale
  • Funding is just fuel. Profits create winners
  • Louisiana tax incentives give companies a competitive advantage

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