New Orlean BioInnovation Center

Stay tuned for updates on Innovation Louisiana 2017, coming up November 6-7 at the Center!

Innovation Louisiana Conference

Innovation Louisiana 2016 life sciences startup conference

Speakers  •  Agenda  •  Registration  •  Logistics  •  Sponsors

Through panel discussions and keynotes by national experts, this conference educates life science entrepreneurs, university researchers, students, and the business community on technology innovation issues. During Global Entrepreneurship Week, get educated and inspired as you work to move breakthroughs from the lab to the market. Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn about key issues such as:

  • Protecting intellectual property
  • How to find funding for development and commercialization
  • Conducting customer and market research
  • Identifying development partners
  • And much more.


Meet some of the serial entrepreneurs, funding experts, and industry representatives who will speak at Innovation Louisiana 2016. Click here to meet all of our confirmed speakers.

Faz Bashi Innovation Louisiana 2016 speaker

Dr. Faz Bashi
Life Science Angels

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Joseph Berglund

Luis Branco of Zalgen Labs

Dr. Luis Branco
Zalgen Labs

Innovation Louisiana 2016 speaker Sandra Coufal

Dr. Sandra Coufal
Sibling Capital LLC

Bob Crutchfield

Bob Crutchfield
Harbert Management Corporation

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Pamela Hornby

Randy Hubbell Innovation Louisiana 2016 speaker

Randy Hubbell
Carmell Therapeutics

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Meli James
Sultan Ventures

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Robert S. Muscalus, D.O.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Charlie Plauche Innovation Louisiana 2016 speaker

Charlie Plauche
S3 Ventures

Rachel Rimsky

Rachel Rimsky
The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Rob Tucci

Robert Tucci
Texas Halo Fund


Bill Wilkison

William Wilkison
Avolynt, Inc.

Brett Wingeier Innovation Louisiana 2016 speaker

Dr. Brett Wingeier
Halo Neuroscience

Adam Zerda BD

Adam Zerda


The life sciences startup conference will include sessions on topics such as building a founding team and determining your market to implementing your technology in healthcare settings and partnering with strategics.

Click here to see the 2016 agenda.



The event will take place in the main conference room at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. Light breakfasts and lunch will be served both Monday and Tuesday. You can find surface parking lots with low-cost day rates are available in the 1500 block of Canal Street.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

2016 Innovation Louisiana Sponsors




New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami


New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami

New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami



New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami

New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami

New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami