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Local Tech Company Pivots Business Model to Make Video Games for Fortune 500 Companies

Local Tech Company Pivots Business Model to Make Video Games for Fortune 500 Companies

For four years, buddies Shane Istre and Jason Perkins have navigated a road that for most business upstarts would be loaded with unknowns: where to find investors; when should sales become a priority; should R&D be constant; how much to charge for goods or services?

Two years ago Shane and Jason moved their business into the Opportunity Machine – Acadiana’s leading business incubator. In August they enrolled in Accelerate Acadiana, a 12-week boot camp at the OM for some of our region’s most promising entrepreneurs. Both decisions have been pivotal to the company’s current success and long-range goals.
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Local Organizations Power Acadiana Accelerator

Local Organizations Power Acadiana Accelerator

Accelerate Acadiana was financed by a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, and administered by Winrock International. Some of the money was pooled in an investment fund for participating companies. A group of south Louisiana-based accredited investors – Acadiana Angels – also bought equity in the fledgling companies.

An additional $754,000 in program services and office space was provided by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Opportunity Machine, and INNOV8, a Community Foundation of Acadiana nonprofit that nurtures innovative companies and individuals.

“We’ve got all the ingredients for innovators to come

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