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Pitchers and Draft 2018

Pitchers and Draft 2018

 

The final event of the three-day Opportunity Machine Innovation Conference (OMIC)– a competition called “Pitchers & Draft” – featured five teams that challenged innovation by combining culture and technology for the CREATE Initiative.     

On the first day of the OMIC, Mayor-President Joel Robideaux “pitched” challenges related to his CREATE Initiative, dedicated to growing the cultural economy through a sustained focus on Culture, Recreation, Entertainment, Arts, Tourism and Economy. Five Acadiana-based teams composed of academics, business people, artists, and

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OM Innovation Conference 2018 Recap

OM Innovation Conference 2018 Recap

The Opportunity Machine Innovation Conference was a three-day entrepreneurial fest that featured tech executives, hungry startups, college and high school students, and investors looking to get in on a Google or Amazon in the making.

The inaugural event in early November attracted 250 attendees who came to “learn, share, and celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Destin Ortego, director of the OM.

The OMIC was held at the Louisiana Immersive Technology Enterprise and Abdalla Hall, both located

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Kick Off National Entrepreneur Month at Opportunity Machine Innovation Conference

Kick Off National Entrepreneur Month at Opportunity Machine Innovation Conference

Entrepreneurs, startup founders and small business owners from across Louisiana will come together at the Opportunity Machine Innovation Conference (OMIC) to kick off National Entrepreneur Month. OMIC is a three-day series of networking events, panel discussions, pitch competitions, educational sessions and keynote presentations that highlight innovation, creativity and forward thinking in business. OMIC takes place November 1-3 at LITE, 537 Cajundome Blvd.


“This year, the OM Innovation Conference has expanded from an exposition-style event to a

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