Affordable Business Solutions
Business Description: A business support company that specializes in website design, hosting, and web maintenance. They also offer graphic design and voice over IP solutions.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: To gain access to knowledgeable mentors and network with other like minded entrepreneurs.
Contact: www.creativewebspot.net, firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-288-3024
Business Description: An exclusive Louisiana cuisine franchise restaurant.
Why I’m in the Student Incubator: I feel that the business incubator could be an integral part of getting out my dreams. The assistance, guidance, and technologies that the incubator offers are what are needed in life for those about to graduate and actually want to pursue entrepreneurship.
Contact: email@example.com, (504) 644-7115
Business Description: Our goal is to create a smart phone application designed specifically for college students to quickly and easily find the best bathrooms on campus. Our application would rank and sort every building’s restroom at LSU in a user-friendly format. In the short term we wish to expand this product to the majority of LSU students. Eventually, we intend on graduating to all major universities around the nation and attracting advertisers to this untapped market.
Why They Chose the Student Incubator: Presently, our idea is just that, an idea. The Student Incubator program will help develop our product and guide our company in the right direction. The Incubator’s facilities and resources will help jump start our idea into a working business
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-784-6072
Business Description: Cultura Kombucha will specialize in small batched microbrewed Kombucha Tea. Our signature product is a naturally low calorie, low sugar, probiotic fermented tea to be sold under the brand Cultura Kombucha. We pride ourselves on using only fair trade black and green teas, pure Louisiana sugar cane, and local seasonal fruits. We will create a company focused on creating a quality, delicious, and healthy probiotic beverage in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: I have heard great things about the student incubator and wanted to be a part of it. Through the incubator I hope to gain access to valuable business consulting and mentorship as well as network with the business community of Louisiana.
Contact: email@example.com, (502) 214-0718
Business Description: Here at dreamAssist we provide virtual administrative assistance and back office support for businesses around the globe. Always on the cutting edge of technology, we have mastered the art of matching our highly skilled account managers with overwhelmed entrepreneurs and executives. Our account managers are well trained in data entry, bookkeeping, web design, contact management and telecommunications. Through the use of technology we are able to provide a competitive edge to our clients by lowering personnel related expenses and reducing company overhead. Providing services through hourly and monthly contracts we offer flexible packages at competitive rates. Whether your business is experiencing its busiest time of the year or you simply need some assistance with office tasks dreamAssist is your practical solution.
Why she chose the Student Incubator: I believe the student incubator program will be able to provide me with the effective guidance I am looking for. I have been a part of the program before and I know the many benefits that are associated with the program. Having access to workspace will be of a great advantage to my company as I deal with clients virtually and need a quiet and clean environment to work in. Workshops and reputable speakers are also of importance to me as I am now generating revenue and would like to make sure I am taking all the correct legal steps in order to legalize my business.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-908-3352, www.mydreamassist.com
Business Description: Flolow.com is a map based service that organizes our everyday information, from traffic to live weather, even down to our social lives onto a user friendly map profile.
Why they chose the Student Incubator: To obtain the information needed to start a proper business plan. This product has international potential and i would like to make sure i can achieve this goal.
Contact: email@example.com, 704-962-0210, www.flolow.com
Business Description: Frosted cupcakes is a gourmet cupcakery in the LSU area with a menu crafted by expert local pastry chefs. Frosted uses only the top ingredients and bakes fresh daily. Frosted is not your typical cupcake shop. The store is themed in a modern and comfortable style; come alone or bring a date and relish a gourmet cupcake experience like no other in the city. Whether you want to enjoy your cupcake at the bar, lounge chairs, dining tables, or simply have Dippin Dots, Frosted has it all.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: Because I have been wanting to join since freshman year and finally have a profting business!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-302-0627, www.frostedcupcakesbr.com
The GLAM Foundation
Business Description: The GLAM Foundation Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the development and enrichment of young ladies and women. Our aim is to educate, empower and motivate our clients to embrace their beauty, embody virtuous character, and maximize their potential. GLAM is more than a pretty face and fabulous outfit. GLAM is every woman: beautiful, unique, intelligent, and talented. Every woman is GLAM: grace, love, and mercy. Our team of professional’s offer expertise in such areas as image consulting, career planning, financial counseling, and leadership development.
Why She Chose the Student Incubator: The student incubator is able to assist us in managing the complexities of a nonprofit organization. Aside from offering awesome support, the incubator also provided much needed office space for day-to-day operations.
Contact: email@example.com, 225-978-0926, www.glamfoundation.org
Business Description: GameSpyre aims to provide top tier news coverage for all of the competitively played games in the upcoming eSports scene. We plan to not only produce real news coverage, but also to provide exclusive content and expand our content into nightly programming.
Why they chose the Student Incubator: We are joining the Student Incubator program to provide us guidance in our venture through the business professionals and the mentors present. We believe the incubator will help our business grow while teaching us invaluable experience as young entrepreneurs.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (225) 226-8279; Medwa47@tigers.lsu.edu, (225) 993-4465
Business Description: Ever sat in your apartment during one of those thunderstorms that sounds like a hurricane…. and been hungrier than a woodpecker with a headache? Well (unless you want to settle for that lifeless and icky pizza) Grub Drop will be there to help you. We want to build a delivery business which focuses on providing swift and economical deliveries from various restaurants around LSU’s campus which currently do not offer their own delivery services. We want to accomplish this with a dynamic ordering system, short delivery times, and a delightful and engaging customer service which makes the process from ordering to delivery an enchanting experience for our customers.
Why they chose the Student Incubator: I believe the Student Incubator provides valuable resources, immense insight and considerable mentorship to young entrepreneurs. Being a part of the Student Incubator will make the enormous goal of starting your own business seem like a very attainable one. It will also allow me to interact, connect and share experiences with other entrepreneurs from our region.
Contact: email@example.com, (225) 571-6798
Hynson Enterprises, DBA RamenToWealthy.com
Business Description: RamenToWealthy.com helps people start a business when they do not know how to do so. We help them determine the best type of business to open, then teach them how to do the work required to open their business and run it successfully.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-573-3395
Business Description: A box game. Its main use will be at the beach, tailgating, etc. My goals are to get my product manufactured and distributed in the local Baton Rouge area and then eventually to more college towns and city near the coast.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: I would like sensible advice from experienced individuals. I also for the networking such as patent attorneys and manufacturers
Contact: email@example.com, (504) 339-4555
Mehall Medical Logistics
Business Description: With the affordable care act being instituted, many people that were on group insurance plans now have to switch to individual insurance plans. MML will help people find the health care coverage that fits their needs. There will be a website set up and a phone number to call for members who need healthcare, regarding convenient and local physicians that will also accept their insurance plan. Mehall Medical Logistics will assist in every part of the medical process; from providing information and reviews about doctors, setting up and reminding patients about appointments, working with insurance companies, to providing information on medical billing and any other questions members would have. MML strives to make the logistical side of the medical process much simpler for not only the patients, but the doctors as well.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: To provide mentoring and structural assistance to my idea. I have all of these different ideas that I write down, but never follow through on. I feel like this program will provide me with the structure I need to stay on course and follow through on my idea. They provide excellent space for collaboration and getting things accomplished. Lastly, I feel that joining the program will add credibility to my business, as I try to sell this new idea to potential customers and hospitals.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (586) 859-8803
Business Description: My business concept is a simple yet big idea! I would like to position myself as an economic attaché utilizing my unique skill set, cultural attributes, and language abilities as a liaison/consultant to bridge the economic gap between businesses in Louisiana and the Middle East. I envision partnerships with the clients of the student incubator as we pursue international business collaboration in the Middle Eastern Region. As a member of the Middle Eastern culture I understand the native language, business protocol and most importantly the culture. I can foster business relations between Louisiana entrepreneurs and our Middle Eastern counterparts.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: As a nontraditional graduate student at LSU with twenty plus years of work experience with the State of Louisiana, it is my desire to see economic diversity and growth within Louisiana.
Contact: email@example.com, 225-315-0460
Recycle for Hope
Business Description: Recycle For Hope is a non-profit corporation that does recycling for high volume bars, restaurants, businesses, corporations, and universities throughout the Southeast in order to generate a revenue to provide clean drinking water for impoverished communities throughout the world. It is our desire at Recycle For Hope to not only keep our country clean but provide hope for those who are less fortunate.
Why they chose the Student Incubator: I believe being in the Student Incubator program at LSU will help open doors and provide opportunities that may not be possible without it. It will also be a helpful tool in having access to mentors and professors at LSU that will be able to help provide research in the areas of environmental science that will help fuel the reasons why awareness for both recycling and providing clean water is necessary.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (818) 689-0043
Rise Above All
Business Description: A brand of T-shirts, wrist bands, badges, and posters for young men.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: I have a big idea. I have taken on business endeavors before and I know how much work it takes to be successful, but I do not nearly know all I should. This business will bring about great profit but it has a potential to help and shape education for our country in ways indescribable. An incubator means to hatch. The student incubator is designed for students to hatch their ideas. I am coming looking to hatch my idea and coming willing to work.
Contact: email@example.com, 337-377-8970
Business Description: The product is called RockWater. The pitch is the only Dr. formulated drink that aids in kidney stone prevention (sold in a powdered form for shipping). I will be the one handling the business, but from a marketing standpoint, my brother and father, both urologists, will pitch the product for credibility.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 318-422-7771
Business Description: Organic Fast Food, the whole point of this idea is to provide an affordable and healthy alternative to fast food. Yes there are healthy fast foods places such as Subway, but these restaurants only provide sandwiches and often mislead people when claiming how healthy their food is. The solution is to make a fast food restaurant that uses completely organic food and healthy alternatives to places such as McDonalds. The menu will not only have vegetarian and vegan options, but will also have something for everyone. The business will cater to the growing population that is becoming more and more health conscious. There is a national push to be healthier, and a business such as mine will capitalize on this national initiative.
Why I’m in the Student Incubator: Because I believe I have a legitimate business plan and I would like to have an outlet where I can receive help to cultivate this plan and make it a thriving business.
Contact: email@example.com, 281-229-9083
Business Description: Our business concept is the mutually beneficial trade of high quality local seafood to be introduced into non-native markets. The specific products will be the exportation of Louisiana crawfish and importation of Massachusetts lobster.
Why they chose the Student Incubator: Because we believe having this opportunity to immerse ourselves in the entrepreneurial atmosphere provided by this service will supplement our eagerness and desire to become an independently functioning business.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-788-1401
Business Description: At Supedup Auto, LLC our purpose is to keep car maintenance simple. Our main services include washing, detailing, and performing general automotive maintenance. Our business operations are completely mobile, allowing us to eliminate the stress and hassle of regular car maintenance for our customers. We will also sell car products to consumers through online marketplaces under multiple internet domains. We will allow customers to never have to leave their home or office for general wash products, vacuums, tire compressors, exterior/interior lighting, etc. The primary objective at Supedup Auto, LLC is to provide simple, hassle free automotive services.
Why they chose the Student Incubator: To maximize our business resources. We want to be able to consult with real business minded professionals and insure that we are operating to full potential.
Contact: email@example.com, (225) 242-9540, www.supedupauto.com
Business Description: We plan on using hemp to develop food and possibly medicinal product and to utilize the composition of the plan’s structure to make a cost effective and responsibly made fuel.
Why they chose the Student Incubator: I know very little about business and finance, and I believe that learning more about starting and maintaining a business will help me to be more successful.
Contact: Aguid38@tigerts.lsu.edu, 225-937-0695
Ties to the South
Business Description: Ties to the South is dedicated to providing high-quality apparel that captures the essence and gentility of Southern Culture. We look to bolster our roots in hand-sewn bow ties while expanding our product lines to encompass the demands of today’s market. At Ties to the South, quality is never sacrificed for quantity and we pride our business on innovation.
Why she chose the Student Incubator: Access to resources and professional guidance to advance our business idea.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-772-6201
Young Kings Society (YKS)
Business Description: Young Kings Society was started as a class project during my senior year of high school to get experience in designing, developing and marketing a product. In April 2012, the first t-shirt was designed and sold to the student population. My designs represent young urban people who like to dress casually but also sophisticatedly. Other products that have developed from this clothing line are galaxy toms and vans, buttons, tank tops and sweatshirts. I have been asked to design a shirt for the faculty and staff of a Georgia high school. My goal is to continue designing and adding products not only for students and adults but children as well
Why he chose the Student Incubator: To help organize and grow my business and to receive guidance in the various aspects of business.
Contact: email@example.com, (404) 790-2748, www.yksociety.com
Business Description: I am interested in developing a plan for a carbon sequestration company restoring wetlands and selling the carbon credits for the increased amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, due to the restoration.
Why he chose the Student Incubator: I need business guidance, legal guidance, and access to workspace and conference rooms.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-627-4362
Business Description: This business will develop dynamic, assessment driven, web-based, virtual learning environments for use in Higher Education and industry. Development will be discipline specific but can be easily adapted to fit the needs of different courses.
Why she chose the Student Incubator: The Student Incubator program is a great opportunity to gain access to knowledgeable people who can provide much needed startup advice and guidance in an educational setting. At the same time, the incubator program would provide an effective and motivating environment that is critical for someone in the very early stages of starting a business.
Business Decription: Handmade, fashionable, but comfortable apparel for babies and children ages newborn-24 months. Products that are easy for the parents but comfortable for the children. Will include graphic print onesies and innovative baby accessories.
Why she chose the Student Incubator: I am applying to the Student Incubator to receive help starting my business. It is the best place I can get the help I need legally. I would like to keep my business here in Louisiana and I think the incubator is the best option.
Contact: email@example.com, (225) 397-1905
Business Description: Fabrication and installation of granite counter tops in both residential and commercial real estate. Due to the insider information of my partner, we have identified that this niche market is largely under served. We will enter the industry and position ourselves to serve the target market on cost-leadership bases. This will allow us to serve residential customers who need an affordable service that does not sacrifice quality, as well as contractors whose main concerns are efficiency and quality. My networking, financial management, and customer service skills will allow our company a competitive advantage as far as efficiency and sales. My partner has been in this skilled trade for nearly 10 years as a main component of the most established companies, and this is one of the largest barriers to entry that keeps competitors out. By combining our skills and positioning ourselves in the most attractive target market, we will be able to obtain a competitive advantage that none of our competitors can reach.
Why I’m in the Student Incubator: The most appealing part of the student incubator is the vast professional and entrepreneurial network it encompasses.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (318) 450-8307
Business Description: Our mission is to provide a high quality & fun fitness experience for the whole family in a family-oriented environment with Christian values. Our goal is to create and foster a community of families who share in our same values and work hard together to achieve similar goals.
Why I’m in the Student Incubator: I’m using the services of the Student Incubator to leverage the knowledge, experience, and resources available for me to write a thorough business plan and to find funding.
Contact: email@example.com, (225) 252-2192