Op-Ed: The Frontier Conference and beyond

Louisiana is uniquely positioned to develop a thriving ecosystem focused on industrial innovation. With core industries including agribusiness, chemicals, energy, manufacturing and transportation, Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast region are becoming an epicenter of customers, capital and industry expertise. Without a doubt, innovation is driving a sea change in the industrial sectors to create increased efficiency, safety and profitability.

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Nexosis: The Frontier Conference 2017 Recap

We ventured to New Orleans for The Frontier Conference 2017. It's the conference's first year and we like that its "Re-Thinking Industrial Innovations Together" tagline aligns with our company values and culture.

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Hank Torbert to Speak at Startup Angels Workshop – March 22 – 23

Startup Angels is partnering with the Athena Collective to bring the Startup Angel Workshop to Birmingham, Alabama. Hank Torbert is a featured event speaker. The workshop is divided into four sessions which provide new angels and wealth management professionals an introduction to the business of investing in technology startups, a framework for thinking about startup investing in the context of overall portfolio diversification, and a practical guide to the mechanics of choosing, negotiating and managing investments. The workshop will take place at two locations in ...

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Startups and corporations collaborating at The Frontier conference

The Frontier conference will connect the top innovators, investors, executives and entrepreneurs to break through the challenges in big industry. The conference is set for April 12- 14 in New Orleans and will include sessions on autonomous vehicles, robotics, logistics, IoT and others, led by industry experts, startup founders, venture investors and leading innovators. The Frontier conference in collaboration with Techstars will help connect some of the best companies in their portfolio to innovation leaders in these industries. One of those companies, Rise Robotics, ...

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Announcing The Frontier: Innovation in Industrials Conference

Most conferences are designed to change minds—this one was created to break barriers. The Frontier: Innovation in Industrials Conference is a new, annual event aimed at connecting leaders, strategists and entrepreneurs across industries who want to transform the future. The Frontier will cross boundaries, disrupt the status quo and bring people together to not only talk about what's next, but collaborate to make it happen...

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Energy startups bringing efficiency, innovation to oil and gas industry

As the oil and gas industry slugs through historically low fossil fuel prices and compliance with new environment rules, producers and service companies in the sector have been diligently looking for strategic ways to operate more efficiently.

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Op-Ed: New Orleans has ingredients to be epicenter of industrial, energy innovation

In a recent presentation about the significance of innovation for the industrials sector, I was reminded of why we, the New Orleans’ business community, must focus on making our city the epicenter for innovation in industrials and energy.

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Accelerator program returns for oil & gas startups

The Southeast Louisiana Energy Initiative began working with The Idea Village to launch ENERGYx last year for up to five early-stage companies. Private equity investor Hank Torbert will lead the program again this year as entrepreneur-in-residence, according to a news release.

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Great article on ENERGYx cohort member, Louisiana Technical Instruments.

Louisiana Technical Instruments, a startup headquartered in Covington, is aiming to use its technology to reduce “methane bleed” to help pipelines meet emissions standards.

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Future ‘Intellectual capital’ could fuel New Orleans’ energy sector

Today, energy is still an economic force in southeast Louisiana, though the number of company headquarters in New Orleans -- and the white-collar jobs that go with them -- has eroded amid Houston's rise as a global energy hub.

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