With the current global economic climate, it seems apparent that the now established education system is unable to meet the needs of our hyper-connected society a society that is in a constant state of evolution. This educational system is essentially built to create assembly line workers and that the system is exceptionally ill-prepared to meet the needs of today’s professional.

Today, entrepreneurship education efforts exist at all levels of education across the U.S and overseas. While this progress is impressive, it is still quite limited. The vast majority of Americans, and especially American youth, still cannot easily access entrepreneurship education training and resources.

SparkLab Alpha, SparkLab Pro & SparkLab Omega are affordable programs designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

The program exposes participants to a variety of hands-on activities that include workshops, coaching sessions, expert panel discussions, on-site visits, networking events besides the academic fundamentals in class. Participants discover eye-opening insights and learn about entrepreneurship, innovation, and global business impact directly from the industry experts.

To learn more about SparkLab view the different programs below:

SparkLab Alpha
Business Entrepreneurship for Young Adults

SparkLab Pro
From Strategy To Implementation

SparkLab Omega
The Road To Venture Capital

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LEDF is committed to furthering technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high quality job growth, create more economic opportunities, and support the future of the next generation of industry leading companies. To advance these goals, LEDF Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship awards grants through the Build to Scale Program for activities designed to develop and support regional innovation initiatives. LEDF thereby advances the growth of connected, innovation-centric economies that increase job growth, enable the workforce of tomorrow, enhance global competitiveness, and foster global competitiveness through technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
“Our goal is to support building the foundation for future science and technology,” said Rene Rosenthal, CEO of LEDF Science & Technology Foundation. “We hope to make a lasting contribution to the society by advancing basic science, bringing innovations and redefining the technology industry.”

Louisiana Economic Development Foundation Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Administration aims to foster innovation and the commercialization of new technologies, products, processes, and services with the goal of promoting economic growth and prosperity in our region.