As we approach New Orleans’ tricentennial and focus on economic development and creating real opportunities that will have a dynamic impact, the case for expanding the plastics finished goods / products industry is very strong. New Orleans-based manufacturers could produce packaging, automotive components, household items, electronic components, etc. Several existing factors make this an optimal choice for expanding our local economy.
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.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Louisiana Technical Instruments, a startup headquartered in Covington, is aiming to use its technology to reduce “methane bleed” to help pipelines meet emissions standards.