Final Five Announced!

Louisiana Startup Prize Investor Judges Select Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Compete in Final Event   SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. – The Louisiana Startup Prize (, “The Most Amazing Entrepreneurial Competition on the Planet,” announced the five finalists who will be competing in the final event of the Louisiana Startup Prize (an event called the Startup Prize FINAL
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Louisiana Startup Prize Helps New Businesses Thrive

Many Americans dream of starting their own business, although most who do are not successful. But an effort in Northwest Louisiana is helping startups thrive. According to Bloomberg, four out of five entrepreneurs who start a business fail within the first 18 months. That’s why the people behind the Louisiana Startup Prize want to provide support to
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Cassidy Phillips Announced as Keynote Speaker

“You have to be incredibly passionate about what you want your business to achieve, and if you can apply process behind that passion you’ve got a chance of being successful as an entrepreneur” – Cassidy Phillips Motivational speaker and sports performance expert Cassidy Phillips is headed to northwest Louisiana. The founder of TriggerPoint Performance —
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Insider Tips: The Roundtable

As we gear up for our Startup Prize Qualifying Events, we’d like to share some of our tips and insider knowledge with you.  If you haven’t already, check out the What is a Qualifying Event? page for the lowdown on Startup Prize events.  Already done?  Then keep scrolling. Keynotes!  Roundtables!  Mentoring!  Oh my!  Cool… but
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Entrepreneurial Competition Returns for Second Year

The Louisiana Startup Prize is back and at it — again. It’s wild to think less than a year ago this entrepreneurial program was just an idea. Which is how all startups begin, really. An idea that keeps you up at night. A gadget you made for yourself and now all your friends want one.
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What is a Qualifying Event? What Will I Get From It?

This year, Louisiana Startup Prize will be hosting two Qualifying Events. You MUST attend at least one Qualifying Event in Shreveport to be eligible for the competition, but the more you attend, the more you will learn. Here are the dates for 2017: Qualifying Event One: June 2-4 Qualifying Event Two: July 21-23 Registration for
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Start Here: Learn What Startup Prize is and How to Get Started

Take a Long Look in the Mirror Before you enter the Louisiana Startup Prize, take some time to assess your goals as an entrepreneur and explore your idea or existing startup venture. Team Startup Prize’s goal is to energize and incentivize young companies to evolve themselves to the next level. We want entrepreneurs that attend the
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Louisiana Tech students shine at Louisiana Startup Prize competition

Student and faculty entrepreneurs from Louisiana Tech University were among the top performers during the first qualifying round of the Louisiana Startup Prize competition held this past weekend in Shreveport. Teams participating in the Louisiana Startup gave short investor pitches during three “Sit & Pitch” roundtable competitions. Louisiana Tech alumni and former TOP DAWG New
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