EAP

BRF's Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program guides startups to success through business planning and investor sourcing. The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program helps entrepreneurs transform ideas into successful businesses.

The EAP is a business accelerator that analyzes startups for viability. The EAP began operating in 2015 and has provided services to 75 companies and created 54 jobs with an annual payroll of over $2 million. EAP portfolio companies are headquartered in Caddo Parish and have received a total of $24 million in capital investment from investors from North Louisiana and around the United States. Afte

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10/12/2021

Now's the time. The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) helps entrepreneurs create or grow their startup quickly by providing them with expertise, mentorship and key connections.

Contact EAP today and let us help you with the tools you need to succeed.

www.EapLA.com

10/07/2021

If not now, when...?

Launch your business with EAP today!🚀

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10/01/2021

Looking to ramp-up your business? Mark October 20-21, 2021 on your calendars for #AmazonAccelerate – a conference designed for sellers. Learn how to start and grow your business, and build your brand. Let’s take your business to the next level, together. Register today! > https://bit.ly/3A17HLx

Wondering how to take your business to the next level? Mark your calendars for #AmazonAccelerate – a free virtual event designed for current and aspiring sellers. October 20-21!

Learn how to start and grow your business. Tickets are going fast! REGISTER NOW! > https://bit.ly/3A17HLx

Frost School of Business encourages entrepreneurial spirit with Frost Pitch Competition 09/29/2021

Frost School of Business encourages entrepreneurial spirit with Frost Pitch Competition

Centenary’s Frost School of Business has teamed up with Shreveport’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) to sponsor the Frost Pitch Challenge, a business plan competition for Centenary students with prizes totaling nearly $5,000, and the DEADLINE is TOMORROW, Thursday, September 30th!

Details on how to sign up are available at centenary.edu/frostpitchchallenge.

Frost School of Business encourages entrepreneurial spirit with Frost Pitch Competition Centenary’s Frost School of Business is teaming up with Shreveport’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) to sponsor the Frost Pitch Challenge.

09/28/2021

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program is proud to announce that the Greater Shreveport Chamber Business Development Connection has announced its ATHENA Leadership Award honorees, and our very own Julie Gilley Milam is among them!

The Athena Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has attained and personifies the highest level of excellence and creativity in their business or profession, while continuing to devote time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and has actively assisted women in achieving their full leadership potential through service and mentorship.

🎉CONGRATULATIONS Julie!🎉 Your EAP family is SO proud of you!🎉

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program is proud to announce that the Greater Shreveport Chamber Business Development Connection has announced its ATHENA Leadership Award honorees, and our very own Julie Gilley Milam is among them!

The Athena Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has attained and personifies the highest level of excellence and creativity in their business or profession, while continuing to devote time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and has actively assisted women in achieving their full leadership potential through service and mentorship.

🎉CONGRATULATIONS Julie!🎉 Your EAP family is SO proud of you!🎉

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program's (EAP) Julie Gilley Milam Announced As An ATHENA Leadership Award Honoree - Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) 09/28/2021

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program's (EAP) Julie Gilley Milam Announced As An ATHENA Leadership Award Honoree - Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP)

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program is proud to announce that the Greater Shreveport Chamber Business Development Connection has announced its ATHENA Leadership Award honorees, and our very own Julie Gilley Milam is among them!

The Athena Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has attained and personifies the highest level of excellence and creativity in their business or profession, while continuing to devote time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and has actively assisted women in achieving their full leadership potential through service and mentorship.

🎉CONGRATULATIONS Julie!🎉 Your EAP family is SO proud of you!🎉

More information can be found at the link below.

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program's (EAP) Julie Gilley Milam Announced As An ATHENA Leadership Award Honoree - Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) Posted: Sep 27, 2021 / 08:41 AM CDT / Updated: Sep 27, 2021 / 08:41 AM CDT by: Nancy Cook   SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Greater Shreveport Chamber Business Development Connection has announced its ATHENA Leadership Award honorees, from which one person will be selected as the recipient of t...

09/27/2021

Now's The Time....

Start your journey and expand your business in North Louisiana, meshing the coolness of your innovative concept to its thriving startup community.🚀

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program offers mentorship programs designed to accelerate your idea, product, or existing business into a thriving company quickly by providing intensive startup support in all forms.

Reach out to our team of mentors today and let US help YOU get started!

💻www.EapLA.com
📱(877) 352-0157

09/23/2021

You have exactly ONE WEEK from TODAY to apply for the Centenary College of Louisiana Frost Pitch Challenge!

The Frost Pitch Challenge can help you build the skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader.

What's cooler than that? Apply NOW! Centenary.edu/FrostPitchChallenge

You have exactly ONE WEEK from TODAY to apply for the Centenary College of Louisiana Frost Pitch Challenge!

The Frost Pitch Challenge can help you build the skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader.

What's cooler than that? Apply NOW! Centenary.edu/FrostPitchChallenge

09/22/2021

Now's The Time..

The Entreprenerial Accelerator Program (EAP) stimulates entrepreneurial innovation in North Louisiana with milestone-driven strategies. We aren't a sixteen-week accelerator program that helps you until course graduation - we are here with you for the distance. 🚀

Our mentors are accessible to ventures looking to grow and can help you with every step of your venture, starting NOW.

Contact EAP today and let US help YOU find the tools you need to succeed!
💻 www.EapLA.com
📲 (877) 352-0157

09/14/2021

The Centenary College of Louisiana Frost Pitch Challenge can help you build the skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader. What's cooler than that? Apply now!

Centenary.edu/FrostPitchChallenge

The Centenary College of Louisiana Frost Pitch Challenge can help you build the skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader. What's cooler than that? Apply now!

Centenary.edu/FrostPitchChallenge

09/06/2021

🛠 HAPPY LABOR DAY 🛠

❤️ your friends at @eap_la

🛠 HAPPY LABOR DAY 🛠

❤️ your friends at @eap_la

Photos from EAP's post 09/01/2021

❗CENTENARY STUDENTS❗

Want to win $3,000!?💰

Hurry up and register for the Frost Pitch Challenge, a business plan competition for ALL Centenary Students!

Learn more at link in bio.

Photos from Centenary College of Louisiana's post 09/01/2021

❗CENTENARY STUDENTS❗

Want to win $3,000!?💰

Hurry up and register for the Frost Pitch Challenge, a business plan competition for ALL Centenary Students!

Learn more at Centenary.edu/FrostPitchChallenge Register on Canvas TODAY!

The Value of University Pitch Competitions - Launch Network LA 08/25/2021

The Value of University Pitch Competitions - Launch Network LA

Thinking about signing up for a university pitch competition!? 🗣

EAP intern Megan Veilleux has got some big tips for how to prep & get the most out of them!

See below for more info! 💡

The Value of University Pitch Competitions - Launch Network LA Do you have a business idea, but aren't sure how to develop it? Your university may be able to help! Check out more information, below!

08/24/2021

📢Calling ALL Natchitoches ENTREPRENEURS! 📢

All entrepreneurs are welcome to this FREE event to learn more about the resources offered by the Natchitoches Parish Library & Launch Network for help with starting your business!

Call 318-238-9224 to sign up!

Call us at 318-238-9224 or
message us to sign up.

08/24/2021

We can’t wait to meet all of the amazing entrepreneurs headed to the Louisiana Startup Prize this weekend! 💡

Wow! Our second qualifier is just days away and we have an incredible group of entrepreneurs ready to dig in their heels and evolve their startups. A big thank you to our presenting sponsor, EAP-- we couldn't do it without your generous support!

08/19/2021

We’ve got 99 problems and they are ALL Lowder Baking Company carbs!

This expansion announcement is just what our bellies need! 🍞🥖

Congrats to the Lowder Baking team-this is so exciting!🎉

🌟 BIG Announcement: We are VERY excited to be expanding with a new business next door to our bakery this Fall 2021. Introducing…

🎉 Doc’s Sandwich Shop & Deli 🎉

✨ Location: 4019 Fern Ave, Suite 300, Shreveport, LA 71105 (next door to Lowder Baking Company)

✨ Details: Doc’s Sandwich Shop & Deli will use fresh, high quality ingredients - including fresh baked Lowder Baking Company breads. Our menu will include Sandwiches 🥪, Salads 🥗, Soups 🥣, Boxed Lunches, Grab & Go, and much more! We plan to have our customer favorites available on the menu, while also offering innovative and new takes on different classic sandwiches. Open for lunch only.

✨ When: Opening Late Fall 2021

After seeing the growth of our Lowder Lunch sandwich pop-ups at the bakery, we are excited to take this to the next step! We’ve been working hard and are so thrilled to finally share the news! We’re looking forward to sharing many more details soon…

✨ Fun Fact: Doc’s Sandwich Shop & Deli is named after our beloved twelve-year-old pet dachshund, Doc Lowder 🐾

✅ For more news and details, please follow:
Doc’s Sandwich Shop & Deli

Thank you for the love and support!! We can’t wait for you to come visit us soon! 🥪🥗🍪🥤

❤️ The Lowder Family

08/18/2021

You have questions, and we have all the answers!

Join this live virtual Ask Me Anything Q&A Session this Thursday, August 19 @ 4pm eastern to get all the inside info from Commercial Capabilities Integration Hub partners K. Austin DeLorme, Stephen Goodfellow, and Cody Andrushko, Esq.

Attendee Link: https://lnkd.in/dUMHiinS

You have questions, and we have all the answers!

Join this live virtual Ask Me Anything Q&A Session this Thursday, August 19 @ 4pm eastern to get all the inside info from Commercial Capabilities Integration Hub partners K. Austin DeLorme, Stephen Goodfellow, and Cody Andrushko, Esq.

Attendee Link: https://lnkd.in/dUMHiinS

08/17/2021

Help us welcome our 2021/2022 INTERN, Megan Veilleux!👩‍💼

Megan was born and raised in Shreveport, LA and received her BS in Management and Administration from LSUS, where she will also be receiving her MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise.

Megan has been looking for an opportunity to work for EAP since learning about it while participating in the Pilot Pitch competition at LSUS.

“I was excited to learn that there was a local program to help small businesses get started and grow.”

❓ Let's get to know Megan with a quick Q&A! ❓

Q: What do you hope to learn during your internship?
A: Through my internship, I hope to learn tools and skills that make small businesses successful that I can one day apply to a business idea of my own.

‼️FUN FACT‼️
Megan has a third degree black belt in taekwondo. 🥋

Welcome to the team, Megan! We’re so glad you’re here!🎉

Help us welcome our 2021/2022 INTERN, Megan Veilleux!👩‍💼

Megan was born and raised in Shreveport, LA and received her BS in Management and Administration from LSUS, where she will also be receiving her MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise.

Megan has been looking for an opportunity to work for EAP since learning about it while participating in the Pilot Pitch competition at LSUS.

“I was excited to learn that there was a local program to help small businesses get started and grow.”

❓ Let's get to know Megan with a quick Q&A! ❓

Q: What do you hope to learn during your internship?
A: Through my internship, I hope to learn tools and skills that make small businesses successful that I can one day apply to a business idea of my own.

‼️FUN FACT‼️
Megan has a third degree black belt in taekwondo. 🥋

Welcome to the team, Megan! We’re so glad you’re here!🎉

08/06/2021

It’s FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY featuring EAP portfolio company Streetcar Snoballs!🍨 Who’s ready for a snoball after watching this segment!? 🤤🙋🏼‍♀️

Go grab a snoball today from 2-6pm at ANECA Federal Credit Union On Benton Rd.!

07/27/2021

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program offers mentorship programs designed to accelerate your idea, product or existing business into a thriving company quickly by providing intensive startup support. 🚀

Our team of mentors will work alongside you, working on everything from the business plan and model, market and financial analysis to prepping you to receive funding!

More info at www.EapLA.com 💡

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program offers mentorship programs designed to accelerate your idea, product or existing business into a thriving company quickly by providing intensive startup support. 🚀

Our team of mentors will work alongside you, working on everything from the business plan and model, market and financial analysis to prepping you to receive funding!

More info at www.EapLA.com 💡

How BRF's Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program looks to diversify the Shreveport-Bossier economy 07/23/2021

How BRF's Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program looks to diversify the Shreveport-Bossier economy

Check out this article about EAP in The Shreveport Times! 💡

How BRF's Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program looks to diversify the Shreveport-Bossier economy The program has since expanded to 21 parishes across Northern Louisiana with the help of a $600,000 grant.

07/19/2021

We are proud to support the Louisiana Startup Prize and are looking forward to the first Qualifying Event THIS weekend! 💡

We can't believe our first startup qualifier is this weekend, and we couldn't have done it without our sponsors. A big thank you to our presenting sponsor, EAP, for their generous support!

Startup Prize – Elevating Businesses, Building Futures 07/15/2021

Startup Prize – Elevating Businesses, Building Futures

Register for the Louisiana Startup Prize today!

Startup Prize – Elevating Businesses, Building Futures While pitching is important, it is only one aspect of building your business. Startup Prize is not a pitch competition. This program is a shot in the arm and battle test for your startup that connects you with experienced business professionals and investors who will give you the tools to prepare yo...

Photos from Shreveport DDA's post 06/30/2021

Don't miss the Andress Artist & Entrepreneur Center tour during tomorrow's July Downtown Shreveport Artwalk! 🎆

This is such a great space with an interesting history that now serves as a home for NWLA artists & entrepreneurs! 💡

More information below!

06/23/2021

Happening TODAY at LSU-Shreveport!

General Timothy Ray, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, will be the honored guest and speaker at the Red River Regional Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) luncheon at LSUS.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit: http://ow.ly/JWXy50F7ymX.

Happening TODAY!🗣️

General Timothy Ray, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, will be the honored guest and speaker at the Red River Regional Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) luncheon at LSUS.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit: http://ow.ly/JWXy50F7ymX.

06/17/2021

Don’t miss this event - Happening NOW through 6pm!

Congratulations to the Andress Artist & Entrepreneur Center on their GRAND OPENING! 🎉

The newly renovated, Andress Artist & Entrepreneur Center will hold its Open House & Historical Exhibit on June 17, 2021 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. This historic event is open to the public and will feature art, music, food, and welcoming remarks to celebrate the official grand opening of the space.
>>> Planning to attend? Follow this link to let us know! https://form.jotform.com/211527795059060

Timeline Photos 06/14/2021

On June 23rd, General Timothy Ray, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, will be the honored guest and speaker at the Red River Regional Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) luncheon at LSUS.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit: http://ow.ly/JWXy50F7ymX.

On June 23rd, General Timothy Ray, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, will be the honored guest and speaker at the Red River Regional Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) luncheon at LSUS. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit: http://ow.ly/JWXy50F7ymX.

Showcase Winners — Commercial Capabilities Integration Hub 06/09/2021

Showcase Winners — Commercial Capabilities Integration Hub

Congratulations to the winners of the Commercial Capabilities Integration Hub Showcase! 🎉

View the list of winners below!

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The Commercial Capabilities Showcase is an opportunity to directly connect with customers within the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). The next showcase will be in September 2021 . Applications will be accepted starting August 2021.

Showcase Winners — Commercial Capabilities Integration Hub Chosen companies from CCIH's Showcase. They gave the best pitches and now they can reach for the stars. Learn more about the new tech companies we green lit for Phase II and Phase I DoD funding.

EAP’ Story

BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program helps entrepreneurs transform ideas into successful businesses. The EAP is a business accelerator that analyzes startups for viability. The EAP began operating in 2015 and has provided services to 75 companies and created 54 jobs with an annual payroll of over $2 million. EAP portfolio companies are headquartered in Caddo Parish and have received a total of $24 million in capital investment from investors from North Louisiana and around the United States.

After the EAP accepts a startup into the program, it helps the startup establish a business model, conduct a pro forma analysis, create a pitch deck for presentations to investors and become well versed in business legal matters. Once the startup is funded, the EAP provides mentorship and initiates introductions to networking, strategic partnerships and syndication.

How do I get started?

Tell us about your business ideas, and, if our services fit your needs, we can begin accelerating your entrepreneurship and business model for success. All you need to do is fill out our application/inquiry form, and we can evaluate it for approval.

How is EAP different from other regional programs?

EAP provides comprehensive services through its professional staff and consultants with advice and mentorship, due diligence services and exposure to investors. EAP is an accelerator program designed to expedite your company through the stages.

How do I know if I qualify?

Simply review the application form on our website at www.eapla.com.

What is an EAP mentor?

Mentors include EAP expert staff members, specialized consultants, financial and business experts, and investors. EAP provides access to mentors and guides to suit your needs.

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EAP offers valuable assets of experience and intelligence. Through guidance and education, we give entrepreneurs business, financial and legal knowledge, long-term planning skills, confidence to pitch to investors and access to partnerships that can help startups, and those with which they work, flourish.

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Shreveport, LA
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