Spring into Summer Startup Series

North Louisiana offers many company-building mentorship opportunities that many new businesses are unaware of. We are here to change that.

This summer, join EAP, CoHab, SBDC, MS KICK, Capital One, and the LSUS Collaboratory for the Spring into Summer Startup Series ( May 14, June 11, July 9, August 20 ), where entrepreneurs and small businesses will be given access to the business building experts in North Louisiana teaching fundamental basics that are lacking in the entrepreneurial world. Work through real-world examples as they provide concrete, up-to-date, and tactical advice for startups & small businesses.

Join us at Cohab for our first installation of our Spring into Summer Startup Series. This event will give you an introduction on the basics of business finance, business credit, and raising capital to start your dream business.

May 14th at CoHab from 10:00AM-2:30PM

Topics include:

  • Business Finance Basics
    • Financial Statements
  • Introduction to Business Credits
  • Raising Capital
    • Angel Capital Basics
    • Types of Capital
      • Realistic methods of funding or financing (outside of investment)
    • Terms

Have you been dreaming up your very own restaurant or food related business? Make sure you check out our event on how to start a food related business. Learn from industry professionals about what it takes to be in this business.

JUNE 11 at MS KICK from 10:00AM-2:30PM

How to Start a Food Related Business

Topics include:

  • How to start a food related business
  • Menu development and pricing
  • Certifications and regulations

Do you have a great business idea but don’t know how to get it from your brain to paper? This class will help with this step! Join us at CoHab and learn how to differentiate between good ideas versus GREAT ideas and how to fill out the lean canvas.

JULY 9 at CoHab from 10:00AM-1:30PM

Topics include:

  • Ideation
  • Lean Canvas
    • How to build your business model

Learn about prototyping and how to protect your idea or invention.

AUGUST 20th at LSUS Cyber Collaboratory from 10:00AM-2:30PM

Topics include:

  • Intellectual property protection
  • Engineering and prototyping
    • Where do you go?
  • Patenting your invention


Want to sign up all four? Make sure you take advantage of this deal and sign up for the entire series.