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From Biotech to Breweries: Making Cool Happen.


Innovate.Thursday featuring Urban South Brewery in the Ideation Lab











The Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development is proud to bring experienced, innovative, and engaging entrepreneurs to Loyola's campus on a regular basis through the Innovate.Thursday speaker series. Most events take place in the Ideation Lab (111 Miller Hall), Loyola's dedicated innovation space designed to stimulate ideas and conversation. and feature a wide variety of speakers and community members who are making cool happen in New Orleans, the Gulf South, and beyond. Past speakers have included Blake Haney (founder of Dirty Coast), Liz Cooke (founder of Lionheart Prints), Meaghan McCormack (LOYNO '15 and executive director, St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation), Kyle Huling and Alex Flores (Urban South Brewery), and many more.

Speakers not only share their personal highs and lows of founding a company but also focus on the importance of creating repeatable and scalable businesses that are built thrive in the future. Innovate.Thursday provides an opportunity to expose students to new ideas and trends in entrepreneurship, as well as create a networking opportunity for a variety of businesses, from tech to health to hospitality. Events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Innovate.Thursday Events:


Innovate.Thursday featuring Dr. Rodrigo Cubero in Miller 114