|U.S. State Department Fulbright Program|
Charles F. D'Agostino, Fulbright Specialist in Economic Development (working in L'Aquila Italy to establish a business incubator and business disaster recovery program after the earthquake that hit the city in 2009)
|Small Business Technology Council's Milton Stewart Awards|
Roy Keller, LBTC/LTTO, for advocacy of small technology businesses in America.
|Certified Business Advisor Program|
Jason Boudreaux completed the Certified Business Advisor (CBA) program, an e-learning certification program developed specifically for the SBDC employed professional who counsels, guides, an dinforms potential and existing entrepreneurs.
|U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration|
Excellence in Economic Development Award
|National Business Incubation Association Incubator Innovation Award: Driving Louisiana's Economy|
LBTC's Mobile Classroom
|Association of University Research Park's Excalibur Award|
For Emergency Action during hurricanes Katrina and Rita
|National Business Incubaition Association|
Randall Whaley Award for the No. 1 Technology Incubator and the NBIA Business Incubator of the Year in North America
|LSU LBTC Executive Director Wins NBIA President's Award|
SAN JOSE, Calif. – LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center Executive Director Charles D’Agostino was unexpectedly honored last Tuesday with the National Business Incubation Association’s President’s Award during the 25th International Conference on Business Incubation.
“This is only the second such award given,” D’Agostino said. “I was really speechless, if you can believe that.”
The award was presented “for lifetime achievement in support of the business incubation industry,” a lifetime that has seen D’Agostino head the LBTC since its inception in 1988. D’Agostino and the LBTC are no strangers to being recognized by the NBIA.
In 2009, the LBTC was awarded the Incubator Innovation Award for its business Incubator on Wheels program that offers entrepreneurship training to clients in rural, underserved areas and hurricane disaster recovery areas via the Mobile Classroom. Two years prior to that, the LBTC was a finalist for the same award and, in 2005, the LBTC was named the Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the year.
During the four-day 25th International Conference on Business Incubation, individuals participated in in-depth workshops, educational sessions, incubator tours and informal discussions. Through these training and networking opportunities, attendees learn about incubator sustainability, entrepreneur services, client funding options and industry best practices.
|LBTC Staff Members Win SBDC Awards|
Three LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center staff members received awards at this year’s Louisiana Small Business Development Center Awards Banquet. Jason Boudreaux, Jennifer Fowler and Matthew Wiggins were all honored at the event, which was held February 23, 2011.
According to LBTC Assistant Director and LSBDC Technology Center at LSU Program Director, Bryan Greenwood, who attended the event, Fowler and Wiggins each received a $1 Million Capitalization award, while Boudreaux received a special recognition for his contribution in the LSBDC Network New Financial model and an acknowledgement for successfully completing the Certified Business Advisor certification Level I. The LSBDC Technology Center at LSU is a part of a statewide network of SBDC centers.
“To qualify for the capitalization award issued by the LSBDC State Office, Jennifer (Fowler) and Matthew (Wiggins) each worked with one or more clients with their respective business plans, financial projections and loan package compilation to take to a bank, or equity investor,” Greenwood said. “They each assisted one or more clients with this information, and their clients were awarded more than $1 million in loans or equity.”
|LBTC Granted Fast Program Award to Assist Small Businesses|
selected to receive the 2010 U.S. Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology program award. This award will allow the LBTC to assist Louisiana small businesses compete for Small Business Innovation Research Grants. These SBIR grants provide $150,000 of research funding to a company to develop technology for federal agencies such as NASA or the Department of Defense for Phase I proof of concept research and up to $1 million for Phase II awards to develop the technology or solution for a federal agency.
|LBTC Wins Lantern Award|
2005 Lantern Award Winner by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. Lantern Awards are presented annually to organizations actively furthering the goals outlined in Louisiana: Vision 2020, the master plan for economic development in Louisiana produced by the Louisiana Economic Development Council. The Louisiana Department of Economic Development, in cooperation with the Louisiana Industrial Development Executive Association, presents 13 Lantern Awards each year.
|LTTO Director Receives National Award|
Roy Keller, director of the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office, recently received an award for contributing to and advocating for American small business technology companies from the SBTC.
|LBTC Wins EDA Award, Celebrates 21st Anniversary|
In a bit of a coincidence, the Louisiana Business & Technology Center celebrated its 21st anniversary and was presented the 2009 Economic Development Administration Excellence in Economic Development Award for Rural Economic Development last night.
|LBTC's Mobile Classroom Wins Excellence Award|
The LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center’s Mobile Classroom has received the Economic Development Administration’s 2009 Excellence in Rural Economic Development Award it was announced today.
|The LBTC Mobile Classroom Wins National Award|
The LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center was awarded the National Business Incubation Association’s 2009 Incubator Innovation Award for its Business Incubator on Wheels program that offers entrepreneurship training to clients in rural, undeserved areas and hurricane disaster recovery areas.
|LBTC Named Finalist for International Award|
The LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center was named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association’s 2009 Incubator Innovation Award for its Business Incubator on Wheels program that offers entrepreneurship training to clients in rural, undeserved areas and hurricane disaster recovery areas.
|LBTC's Mobile Classroom Runner-Up for EDA Award|
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, has received national recognition once again through its Incubator On Wheels Program.
|LBTC Presented with Southern Growth Policies Board 2007 Innovator Award|
LBTC has been named the winner of the Southern Growth Policies Board 2007 Innovator Award.
|Louisiana Business and Technology Center Named Finalist for Prestigious Award|
The Louisiana Business and Technology Center at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business was recently named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association’s 2007 Incubator Innovation Award.
|LBTC Director Wins FLC Service Award|
Roy Keller, director of the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, was chosen as the 2007 recipient of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s Outstanding Service Award.
|Louisiana Business and Technology Center Presented with 2006 Excalibur Award|
The Louisiana Business and Technology Center at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business was recently presented with the 2006 Excalibur Award from the Association of University Research Parks. This marks the first Excalibur Award to ever be presented.
|LSU's LBTC Wins Top Honor at National Business Incubation Association Meeting|
LSU's Louisiana Business & Technology Center was named the 2005 Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year at the National Business Incubation Association's 19th International Conference on Business Incubation in Baltimore, Md. The Whaley award, NBIA's highest honor, recognizes overall incubator excellence.
|E.J. Ourso College of Business LBTC Incubator Gets Top Marks|
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center at LSU has been ranked as a 'top-performing technology incubator' by the National Business Incubation Association, according to a news release from LSU.
|Louisiana Business and Technology Center Wins National Award|
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the names of the 68 firms, organizations and individuals that have been selected to receive the annual Tibbetts Award, the agency's highest national recognition for innovative technology.