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SSBCI Seed & Venture Fund Update

July 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Please join BRF’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) on Tuesday, July 11 for a State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) educational event for high-growth startups based in Louisiana. EAP will host the event in the Community Room of Citizens National Bank on the 1st floor of Beaird Tower.


11 – 11:30AM – Arrival & Registration

11:30AM – 1PM – Program

Welcome by Dave Smith, Overview of activities at EAP

Introduction of LED staff / Host staff

LED Overview of SSBCI + Entrepreneurial Programs & Services

Brenda Guess, Assistant Secretary

Susan Bigner, Program Administrator, Loan and Investment Programs

SSBCI Program Guidelines + Key Rules & Regs to Consider

Ted Jones, Jones Walker

Funders Panel

Moderator: Kelli Saulny, Co-Founder, Corridor Ventures

Panelists: Aimee Quirk, CEO, Ochsner Ventures; Jimmy Roussel, CEO, New Orleans Startup Fund; Patrick Hernandez, Director of Capital Access, Propeller

Q&A with Funders

Meeting purpose

· Provide updated information about SSBCI: Venture and Seed Capital, Micro Lending, Loan Guarantee, and Collateral Support

· Introduce attendees to the SSBCI Technical Assistance programming

· Offer overview of pertinent LED Small Business Services programs (as prioritized by local allies)

· Promote the ongoing work related to Louisiana Business Hub and SourceLink

· Activity reports from area small business allies, economic development organizations and regional economic development organizations

Please RSVP HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ssbci-seed-venture-fund-update-tickets-658529147407?aff=oddtdtcreator by July 6th.

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July 11, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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Citizens National Bank
330 Marshall Street
Shreveport, LA 71101 United States
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