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Power Lunch with BarPreneurs 

Every Friday, noon

BarPreneurs Power Lunch is the place to be to talk business, ideas, marketing, licensing - you name it. Anything to do with starting a business or launching an idea, we've got you covered!

Power Lunch with BarPreneurs 

Every Friday, noon

Need honest advice on your big idea? How about free advice? Join us every Friday at noon for free one-on-one time with our veteran BarPreneur expert. It's face time with a business and start-up pro. RSVP here

  • FREE advice from experts in startups, business and entrepreneurship
  • FREE parking at the adjacent W French Quarter, as space permits
  • FREE Wi-Fi - work from our bar!
  • 25-cent martinis at lunch! Monday – Friday
  • 2-course lunch specials starting at $13

SoBou | 310 Chartres | New Orleans | LA | 70130

Fall 2015 Meeting to be announced soon



   Thank you to our sponsors for a great spring meeting of the GCIPA.
Meeting Benefactor:

Meeting Patron:

Meeting Friends:
Morris Strickland

Eagle Enterprises, LLC

Michael J. Schofield, Attorney and Certified Mediator

Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse


Thank you to our panelists and speaker Bob Foster!



Patrick Rooney, Venture Captial panel moderator           Joe Graben, USM BIAC,                                                                            Tech Transfer panel moderator



Vernon Niven, CEO and founder of NeedTagger             Laurie Jugan, Oceanographer and consultant
                                                                                            MS Enterprise for Technology


Bo Megginson, Executive Director, Gulf Coast                Dr. Andrew E. Byrd, Marketing and           
Angel Network/Angel Investor Mgmt. Group                Licensing Associate, USA

Dr. Charles Grayson, advisor to Hybrid Plastics

Ken Forbes                                                                                              

Ken Forbes, CTO MiDash, Inc.                                 Patrick Reed, Director,                                                                           Office of Technology Management, LSU


                                                                                            Jenna Matheny, Licensing Associate                                                                                     Tulane University 


                                                                         Kathy Chapman, Patent Attorney

                                                                         Naval Research Laboratory

Next meeting -- June 20, 2014, Pensacola, Florida
See you there!

The GCIPA promotes the development and protection of intellectual property to encourage innovation, leading to enhanced business growth in the region.. To achieve this objective, the GCIPA facilitates intelligent match-making opportunities among businesses, technology providers, and IP practitioners along the Gulf Coast.


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* Protecting and transferring intellectual property

* Developing strategies for enhancing innovation and commercialization

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