New Orlean BioInnovation Center

  • Navigating IP Minefields: Patent Clearance Strategies in Today’s Legal Climate

    January 18, 2017

    This seminar will provide strategies to protect your innovations by both identifying and minimizing patent infringement risks through the use of clearance searches and formal written opinions.Learn More


  • 4th Annual BioFund Golf Scramble + Networking Brunch

    November 18, 2016

    Please join us for the New Orleans BioFund's 4th Annual Golf Scramble and Networking Brunch on Friday, November 18 at TPC Louisiana Golf Course.Learn More


  • BioChallenge Pitch Competition + Louisiana University Technology Showcase

    November 16, 2016

    Louisiana startups pitch to experienced investors and industry professionals for $25,000, and statewide research institutions feature new license-ready technologies that have applications in numerous industries.Learn More


  • Innovation Louisiana 2016

    November 14, 2016

    Learn from national experts about successfully moving new life sciences technologies from lab to market, including intellectual property issues, funding strategies, finding development partners, and more.Learn More


  • Service Design Thinking to Solve Customer Problems

    October 11, 2016

    Learn about user centered decision-making, how to better understand and empathize with the customer’s experience, and dive deep into how you deliver a product or service and how your organization functions to serve customers.Learn More


  • Translating New Research from Insight to Bedside

    October 06, 2016

    Neurologist Dr. Korak Sarkar will discuss the keys to translating life science technologies from insight to bedside, including regulatory, intellectual property, reimbursement policy, and fundraising basics. Learn More


  • Meet Johnson & Johnson Innovation

    September 19, 2016

    On September 19, hear from JJI leaders as they provide an overview of J&J Innovation goals and mission, highlighting how the team interacts with the entrepreneurial community through JLABS, JJDC, and other initiatives.Learn More


  • Leveraging Resources to Conduct Clinical Trials in Louisiana

    September 07, 2016

    Learn about regulatory pathways for new therapeutics and Louisiana resources that can help your startup successfully undertake clinical trials.Learn More


  • Critical Issues in Licensing University Technologies

    August 30, 2016

    This will cover critical considerations in the technology licensing process. Find out how institutions and startups approach these negotiations, key areas of concern for both parties, and critical items that are included in these agreements.Learn More


  • A Firsthand Perspective: How Examiners Review Patents

    August 17, 2016

    Join us to learn more about intellectual property protections and find out how examiners review patent applications. Two team members from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will discuss how to protect your ideas and the examination process.Learn More


  • Determining Value: How Health Insurers Reimburse Care Delivery and New Technologies

    August 02, 2016

    This Blue Cross and Blue Shield seminar will look at how insurance companies are shifting approaches to care delivery and how they make decisions on new technology reimbursements.Learn More


  • Legislative Update: Startups and Louisiana Tax Law Changes

    July 12, 2016

    Join us on Tuesday, July 12 for an update by P&N on some recent tax law and incentive program adjustments and how they may affect your startup.Learn More


  • Networking Happy Hour

    June 22, 2016

    Join us after work on Wednesday June 22 for drinks, light snacks, and networking with the local bioinnovation community. Meet entrepreneurs, researchers, students, and local partners who are advancing big ideas in healthcare and clean technology.Learn More


  • Preclinical Testing of Devices and Therapeutics

    May 24, 2016

    Join us on Tuesday, May 24 for a seminar on preclinical testing of novel medical devices and therapeutics. Learn More


  • Strategic Partners — BD: An Introduction and Innovation Interests

    May 18, 2016

    Representatives from global medical device and product company BD (Becton Dickinson) will discuss strategic areas of interest and how they approach partnering with startups.Learn More


  • Transforming Donated Human Biospecimens Into Bioinnovations

    May 03, 2016

    This seminar will focus on the importance of biobanking in modern medicine. Learn More


  • Bio Logistics 101: Shipping Samples and Products Worldwide

    April 12, 2016

    As your company begins to grow, you'll encounter the need to ship clinical samples domestically and worldwide. This presentation will discuss effective ways to manage the logistics of your clinical research samples.Learn More


  • 2016 SBIR-STTR Gulf Coast Conference

    April 04, 2016

    The federal government offers non-dilutive technology funding opportunities through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Learn about applying for these programs with interactive workshops and educational conference sessions.Learn More


  • The FDA and the 510(k) Regulatory Path

    March 30, 2016

    Hear two regulatory specialists from global clinical research organization PPD discuss a major FDA pathway for biomedical technologies.Learn More


  • Challenges & Opportunities: Investing in Health & BioInnovation Startups

    March 17, 2016

    A panel of entrepreneurs and investors will discuss the unique challenges and factors that affect the development of life sciences startups and distinguish them from those in other sectors, followed by a showcase of numerous regional life sciences startups.Learn More


  • Founding A Startup: Early-Stage Corporate and Labor Law Fundamentals

    March 03, 2016

    From choice of entity and tax considerations to legal issues in hiring, compensation and incentives, learn how decisions made when forming your company can better position you for success.Learn More


  • Building the Team: A Primer for Startups and Early-Stage Growth Companies

    February 25, 2016

    Join us for a seminar for early-stage companies on building a strong team. Needs vary depending on the stage and size of your company, and establishing a plan for your team early can help smooth problems that often arise as a startup grows and begins to scale up.Learn More


  • JOBS Act Update: Capital Raising and Crowdfunding

    February 18, 2016

    This seminar will focus on the current state of private capital raising, including how the new crowdfunding regulations are distinguished from other methods of capital raising by entrepreneurs.Learn More


  • Networking Happy Hour

    January 26, 2016

    Join us for free refreshments and networking with the local business community and emerging entrepreneurs in cancer, regenerative medicine, clean technology, and more.Learn More


  • Finding the Best International Markets for Your Company

    January 20, 2016

    Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand into additional markets, don’t miss this brown bag lunch seminar that will cover the services the CS offers to health and life sciences companies, as well as 2016 events to help you connect with new business opportunities and increase your bottom line.Learn More


  • New Crowdfunding Rules for Startups

    January 11, 2016

    Tuesday, February 16 12:00 – 1:00 pm Main Conference Room 1441 Canal Street Join us for an update on new crowdfunding rules developed by the SEC after the passage of the JOBS Act. More info TBA. Lunch generously sponsored by...Learn More


  • New Orleans BioFund Golf Scramble + Social

    November 20, 2015

    Network with finance and startup professionals at TPC Louisiana and support our growing regional life science industry in this a four-person team scramble tournament.Learn More


  • BioChallenge + University Technology Showcase

    November 18, 2015

    A $25,000 startup pitch competition at the Joy Theater, plus universities from across Louisiana exhibiting new technologies that are ready to be licensed.Learn More


  • Innovation Louisiana 2015

    November 16, 2015

    A life science entrepreneurship conference at the BioInnovation Center with networking and educational sessions on building a successful startup.Learn More


  • Accessing the British Healthcare Market – Seminar + Networking Reception

    October 22, 2015

    Join us for a seminar on how companies, hospitals, and universities can bring innovative new products and services into the English NHS, the largest single-payer healthcare system in the world. Learn More


  • Health Tech Meet-and-Greet

    October 06, 2015

    Join us on Tuesday October 6 for coffee, pastries, and informal networking with emerging health technology startups from across Southeast Louisiana. This event will take place as part of NOLATech Week, the largest free technology conference in the south. Learn More


  • Speed Kills: Properly Timing A Patent Application Filing

    September 29, 2015

    This seminar will cover general guidelines on the needed disclosure to support a patent in order to judge if an invention is ready for patenting. Learn More


  • Effective Branding, Websites, and Print for Any Budget

    September 15, 2015

    Design crafts the way your stakeholders see you. Join Upanotch for a seminar aimed at shedding light on the design process and dispelling myths about outrageous expenses. Learn More


  • Happy Hour and Networking

    July 01, 2015

    Join us on Wednesday July 1 from 4:30-6 pm for refreshments and networking with life sciences entrepreneurs and the local business community. Please RSVP here.Learn More


  • Patent Law Landscape – Recent Shifts and What You Need to Know

    June 22, 2015

    Intellectual property protections are critical to attract capital and successfully develop life sciences and other research-intensive technologies. Join us on Monday June 22 to learn how patent law shifts and major recent court decisions like Alice, Prometheus, and Mayo may impact your IP assets and protection strategy.Learn More


  • Crash Course on Life Science Research Grants for Small Businesses

    June 02, 2015

    This seminar will cover several federal grant programs available to life sciences startups to fund R&D and how to apply for these opportunities. More details TBALearn More


  • Media Interviews 101

    May 05, 2015

    Media interviews can seem intimidating, but with some planning you can feel prepared no matter the situation. Join us on Tuesday, May 5 for an overview on how to plan for an interview. From messaging to body language, these quick tips can help you feel more relaxed and organized before speaking to the press--and to investors, potential partners, and other audiences you may encounter as you grow your company.Learn More


  • Your Research on the International Space Station

    April 29, 2015

    The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is the sole manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. NOBIC and CASIS invite you to learn about compelling research opportunities on the ISS. By carefully selecting research and funding projects, by connecting investors looking for opportunity to scientists with great ideas, and by making access to the station faster and easier, CASIS will drive scientific inquiry toward developing groundbreaking new technologies and products that will tangibly affect our lives. Learn More


  • Raising Capital: How to Improve Your Company’s Chances of Getting Funded

    April 22, 2015

    New Orleans BioFund manager Kris Khalil will discuss early stage funding, investment decisions, the due diligence process and more. Additional details TBA.Learn More


  • Louisiana Tax Credits & Incentives for Entrepreneurs

    February 25, 2015

    From angel investor to R&D tax credits, Louisiana offers multiple incentives to support emerging businesses and technology development. Join us to hear how these tax credits and incentives can significantly lower costs for growth startups.Learn More


  • Design Control in Medical Devices

    February 02, 2015

    A lunch seminar presented by Courtland Imel of Ceutical Laboratories. More details TBA.Learn More


  • Perfecting Your Pitch: Seminar & Networking Event

    January 27, 2015

    Join the Center and the BioFund on Tuesday, January 27 for a seminar on pitching to investors by South Coast Angel Fund founder Clayton White, followed by networking and drinks.Learn More


  • Industry Partnerships for Research Funding

    January 15, 2015

    Dr. McGowin has successfully funded numerous studies at LSUHSC through collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry, and he will discuss best practices for finding and successfully carrying out these partnerships.Learn More


  • 2nd Annual BioFund Golf Scramble and Social

    November 19, 2014

    This event will highlight and support the growing life science and biotechnology industries in New Orleans. It will also provide important networking opportunities for local businesses in the start-up, legal, healthcare, banking, accounting, and venture capital industries. Learn More


  • 2014 BioChallenge

    November 18, 2014

    Join us on November 18 for the 3rd annual BioChallenge, featuring some of Louisiana's top life sciences startups competing for over $25,000 in prizes.Learn More


  • Innovation Louisiana 2014

    November 17, 2014

    Innovation Louisiana 2014 is a life sciences entrepreneurship conference featuring sessions on forming, funding, and growing a bioscience startup. Speakers include industry, investment, and entrepreneurship experts from around the country.Learn More


  • Louisiana University Technology Showcase

    November 14, 2014

    Join us for showcase of the world-changing technologies under development & available for licensing at universities across Louisiana. Technology transfer officers will present selected technologies during poster session and networking reception at the BioInnovation Center. Learn More


  • How LouisianaBio Can Support Your Business

    October 28, 2014

    Come learn how LouisianaBio can help champion your business with key audiences within and outside the state, and how membership in the state’s only biotech trade association can help you save money.Learn More


  • European Patent Office Seminar

    October 07, 2014

    Join us for a seminar to get critical insight into international patent protection in the European Union. Staff from the European Patent Office in Munich will offer a briefing on the EPO and the differences between it and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office. Learn More


  • International Patent Protection: Where in the World Should You File?

    September 10, 2014

    Join us for a lunch seminar with Jones Walker to learn about international patent strategies and what your startup needs to consider when developing an international intellectual property protection plan.Learn More


  • Negotiating VC Term Sheets

    June 10, 2014

    Tuesday, June 10 12:00pm-1:00pm Main Conference Room 1441 Canal Street Presented by Ted Jones and Asher Friend of Jones Walker Join us on Tuesday, June 10 to understand the nuts and bolts of negotiating term sheets with venture capital funds...Learn More


  • Making Excel Work for Your Startup

    June 05, 2014

    Find out how to make one of the most commonly used business software platforms in the world work for your startup. Presented by Postlethwaite & Netterville. Learn More


  • The Ten Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

    April 08, 2014

    Join us on Tuesday April 8 and get ready to learn how you can unleash the growth you’re after.Learn More


  • Social Media Lead Generation

    April 02, 2014

    Blair Broussard of technology startup public relations firm AR|PR will discuss how to optimize your personal and brand profiles on critical social media platforms to engage influencers, build credibility, and generate sales.Learn More


  • Talking to Investors About Your Startup Company’s IP

    March 12, 2014

    Many startup companies face the point at which they must talk to investors about their intellectual property (IP) position. How strong are your patents? What is your freedom to operate? What is the IP landscape faced by the product you are developing? What problems might be lurking in your IP portfolio? An attorney experienced in investor “IP due diligence” will discuss how to prepare for and go through this process without breaking your budget.Learn More


  • Current Legal Developments Affecting Biotech Patents

    March 11, 2014

    Recent changes in patent law, as well as major decisions by the Supreme Court, have added up to the largest overall shift in the patent landscape in the last 60 years. The patent system, and the recent major changes in it, will be reviewed with a special focus on biotech.Learn More


  • Structuring and Negotiating Acquisitions and Relationships with Strategic Partners

    February 25, 2014

    Join us on Tuesday, February 25 for a seminar on issues faced by early- to mid-stage companies seeking or structuring various relationships with strategic partners or acquirers. Learn More


  • Unlocking Your Company’s Most Valuable Assets: Showcasing Your Product’s Value Propositions to Secure Funding

    February 14, 2014

    A seminar on how to identify and articulate your product’s or technology’s most valuable contributions to customers to ultimately attain funding.Learn More


  • Stop Presenting: Start Interpreting

    February 11, 2014

    Join us for a seminar on how technical professionals can simplify their language and execute great presentations. Learn More


  • Innovation Louisiana 2013

    November 18, 2013

    Innovation Louisiana 2013 is a new nexus for regional researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry. It offers a forum for education, collaboration, and exchange of ideas on life science technology commercialization and startup development. Learn More


  • Startup Marketing and Branding

    October 15, 2013

    Please join us for a lunch seminar on marketing and branding for entrepreneurs. Cleveland Spears and Adrian K. Cohn of Spears Consulting will discuss how to build your startup’s brand and outreach strategy. Serving a wide variety of businesses, public...Learn More


  • Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act: Part Deux

    September 13, 2013

    Please join us on Friday, September 13, for a legislative update on the JOBS Act by Asher J. Friend, a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group at Jones Walker LLP. He will discuss how this legislation and related...Learn More


  • Managing Finances as You Scale Your Business

    August 21, 2013

    Please join us on Wednesday, August 21 for a presentation on financial management issues that business owners need to address as they scale. Presenter Robert Johnson of Ernst & Young LLP provides assurance services primarily to insurance companies and healthcare...Learn More


  • Valuing & Selling Your Private Company

    July 25, 2013

    Presented by Riley Busenlener and Frank DeVay of Chaffe & Associates Inc. Join us for an in-depth look at the steps involved in selling your privately-held company including whether to use an investment banker, working through legal issues and documentation,...Learn More


  • Understanding the FDA: How to Make the FDA Your Ally in Development

    June 26, 2013

    Please join us on Wednesday June 26 for a presentation by Sue Preston, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Quality at MiniVax. She has more than 25 years of experience in implementing regulatory and quality strategies for product approvals. She...Learn More


  • Mitigating Risk in the Age of the Patent Troll

    May 29, 2013

    Please join Kramer & Amado, P.C. for a presentation on the topic of mitigating risk associated with non–practicing entities. Non-practicing entities (NPEs) are often described in the popular media, blogs, and even law reviews as “patent trolls.” NPEs by definition...Learn More


  • Sandler Sales Coaching for Entrepreneurs

    May 15, 2013

    Please join us Wednesday, May 15 for a workshop on sales for entrepreneurs conducted by Carl Herrick, president of Herrick Consulting Group. He is an authorized provider of Sandler Training, a sales training program that was recently selected as best...Learn More


  • Advancing Drug Development With Proper Planning and Resources: Seminar and Networking Reception

    April 11, 2013

    Advancing Drug Development With Proper Planning and Resources: An overview of support services and considerations to assist in furthering drug development programs (Sponsored by SynteractHCR and Kinetigen) Presented by: Matt Anders, SynteractHCR, Inc. Erin Tabet, MS, of SynteractHCR, Inc. Mark...Learn More


  • An Entrepreneurial Approach to Wealth

    April 10, 2013

    Please join us on Wednesday April 10 for a lunch presentation on asset management for entrepreneurs. Capital One Bank Wealth and Asset Management Specialist Richard Bouchner, Trust Officer Brent Sheppard, and Director of Investment Solutions Stephen Morgan will share their...Learn More


  • Technology Commercialization: Important Issues in Negotiating Technology License Agreements

    March 27, 2013

    Presented by Keith Landry of Jones Walker LLP and Jenna Matheny from the Tulane University Office of Technology Transfer. Please join us on Wednesday, March 27, for a overview of the important issues commonly encountered in negotiating technology license agreements...Learn More


  • Establishing a New Innovation Model in a Large Company

    March 25, 2013

    Please join us for a presentation by Randy Hubbell, Vice President of Marketing at Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company. Randy has over 25 years experience in sales and marketing, with the last 17 in medical devices and pharmaceutical. He...Learn More


  • Financing 101

    March 12, 2013

    Please join us for a presentation by attorney David Rieveschl of Baker Donelson on the basics of financing for your start-up. David has an extensive background in corporate and securities law and experience counseling emerging technology, health care and renewable...Learn More


  • Leveraging Your Network & Using Social Media (LinkedIn)

    February 21, 2013

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:00pm-5:00pm followed by a networking event from 5:00pm-6:00pm 1441 Canal Street, Main Conference Room, New Orleans BioInnovation CenterLearn More


  • Accounting 101

    December 06, 2012

    Join us on Thursday, December 6th for a PwC workshop on financial accounting for small businesses. The topics of discussion will include: – Fundamental Concepts – The Financial Statements – The Accounting Equation – Journal Entries – The Accounting Cycle...Learn More


  • Seminar: Enhancing Preclinical Drug Discovery & Development Through Public-Private Collaborations

    December 05, 2012

    This workshop is sponsored by Southern Research Institute. Presentations by Southern Research Institute, LSU Health Center-Shreveport, and the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Wednesday, December 5th from 1:00pm – 4:30pm Workshop Agenda: The Payoff of Increasing and Protecting Your...Learn More


  • Technology Commercialization Opportunities

    November 20, 2012

    Join us on Tuesday, November 20th for a presentation on the support services and programs in place to assist in technology commercialization provided by NOBIC’s Director of Commercialization, Jason Doherty, Ph.D. The topics of discussion will include: – Federal and...Learn More


  • Building a Founding Team

    November 13, 2012

    Join us on Tuesday, November 13th for a presentation on the importance of early founder agreements. The topics of discussion will include: – Founders Agreements – Choice of Entity – Equity Owners and Contributions – Management Structure and Voting Rights...Learn More


  • Turner BioChallenge

    October 10, 2012

    Please join us on Friday, October 12 for the New Orleans BioInnovation Center’s first annual BioChallenge in commemoration of the Center’s one year anniversary. During the event, five of the region’s most promising biotech companies will pitch to an impressive...Learn More


  • A Guide to Angel Investment

    September 26, 2012

    Join us this Wednesday, September 26th for a presentation on acquiring angel investment by Clayton White, fund manager at South Coast Angel Fund and principal at Simmons & White. The topics of discussion will include: – An overview of angel...Learn More


  • Perfecting Your Investor Power Pitch

    September 17, 2012

    Join us to listen to Tom Dickerson, a 20-year veteran of the venture capital industry, explain how to create and present a successful investor pitch. The topics of discussion will include: – What is the investor actually looking for? –...Learn More


  • Corporate Law Basics Seminar

    July 25, 2012

    The Corporate Law Basics Seminar will provide startups the business law insight needed to set best practices and strategies for moving forward in today’s competitive market. The topics of discussion will include: – Choice of Entity – Tax Considerations –...Learn More


  • America Invents Act: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

    July 19, 2012

    The recently enacted America Invents Act (AIA) is the most significant patent reform legislation in decades. From now until March of 2013, the U.S. patent laws will drastically change, this requiring inventors and businesses to reconsider their patent practices and...Learn More


  • SBA Roundtable

    July 09, 2012

    Closed, invitation-only event. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its regulations governing size and eligibility for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Specifically, that businesses majority-owned by VCOCs, hedge funds...Learn More


  • Insurance Seminar for Startups

    June 06, 2012

    Join us for a discussion on what coverages you need for your company’s current stage of development, presented by R. Parke Ellis, CPCU, Chairman of Gillis, Ellis & Baker. At this seminar you will learn: – Essential policies for startups...Learn More


  • Investor Roundtable

    May 21, 2012

    An invitation-only event for company presentations to and networking with several capital and angel groups. The morning’s events will also include an update on NOBIC technology commercialization activities and an investor-startup tax planning seminar. May 21, 2012 1441 Canal StreetLearn More


  • JOBS Act 2012: What You Need to Know Now

    May 16, 2012

    Please join us for a discussion of the JOBS Act and how its reforms may influence your emerging business, presented by Asher J. Friend, a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group at the Jones Walker law firm. On...Learn More


  • NOBIC Networking Event

    April 11, 2012

    Join NOBIC for an opportunity to meet local inventors, investors and members of the life science community. This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the Center’s courtyard. Looking forward to seeing you there! April 11,...Learn More


  • Roundtable Dialogue with the Small Business Administration

    February 08, 2012

    Please join us for a round table dialogue with Caitlin Cain, Regional Advocate for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. The intent of this round table is to both introduce you to the SBA Office of Advocacy and...Learn More


  • Seeking Access to Capital for New Ventures

    September 30, 2011

    September 30, 2011 9:00am-10:00am 1441 Canal Street, New Orleans, LALearn More


  • From Concept to Marketplace: SBIR and STTR Grant Programs

    September 13, 2011

    This workshop is designed for both researchers in universities/institutions and technology-based small businesses that seek to utilize SBIR and STTR programs to fund their R&D efforts.  It will provide a brief overview of SBIR/STTR, explain why these programs are worthwhile,...Learn More


  • Developing Products in Today’’s Changing Environment

    August 24, 2011

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Noon to 1:00pmLearn More


  • NIH SBIR/STTR Mentoring Program

    June 15, 2011

    Two day online program, June 15 & 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm NOBIC Mentoring, June 15 – August 5Learn More


  • NOBIC Technology Showcase

    May 17, 2011

    Attend the New Orleans BioInnovation Center’’s Technology Showcase and learn about some of the cutting edge biotechnologies spinning out of our local universities. Throughout the afternoon, NOBIC Interns will pitch the projects they have been working on throughout 2011. During...Learn More


  • Local SBIR Broadcast at NOBIC: Understanding SBIR Grants for Researchers and Entrepreneurs

    April 18, 2011

    This webinar series will train and expose entrepreneurs, graduate students, researchers, and faculty members to the SBIR/STTR programs, which provide them the opportunity to get their ideas to the market place. This free webinar broadcast can only be accessed locally...Learn More


  • Inventions to Venture

    November 12, 2010

    On November 12, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center in collaboration with Tulane University will participate in the 7th annual Inventions to Venture Conference taking place at the Tidewater Building in New Orleans, LA. Designed to provide the framework for moving...Learn More