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November 13-15, 2019

Innovation With An Accent

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Innovate South is a cross-industry conference held in Lafayette, LA, that is open to all creatives, visionaries, forward-thinkers and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a seasoned marketing vet or a first-time business owner, Innovate South offers a collaborative space to share and learn from your peers across three days of networking events, panel discussions, keynote presentations and more.

Entrepreneurs, startup founders and small business owners from all over the Gulf South will come together on November 13-15, 2019during National Entrepreneur Month—to learn, share and celebrate innovative best practices in business and marketing.

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Innovate South Kickoff VIP Event:

Come celebrate the opening of Innovate South for an all inclusive night of networking with speakers, sponsors, Get Started Medical pitch participants, investors, community leaders and more! Each ticket includes complimentary beverages, food, music, bowling and shoe rental. Innovate South’s kickoff event is powered by Cox Business, Opportunity Machine, Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) and Rally Marketing.

Rock'n'Bowl de Lafayette
Nov. 13
6:30pm - 9:00pm
VIP Pass Required

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Opportunity Machine and Cox Business

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Startup and Small Business Day

The day will open with a VIP Breakfast sponsored by One Acadiana. Startup and Small Business Day will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, educational workshops and a vendor expo. Each of these will highlight innovation, creativity, and forward-thinking in business.

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Nov. 14
7:30am - 4:00pm
Startup, Innovate, or VIP Pass Required

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Opportunity Machine and Lafayette Economic Development Authority

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Social Event hosted by Cox Business

Please join us for networking and complimentary food and beverages at the Social Event hosted by Cox Business from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM prior to the Get Started Medical pitch competition at Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Nov. 14
5:00pm - 6:30pm
FREE, Registration Required

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Cox Business, in partnership with Lafayette General Health and Opportunity Machine

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Get Started Medical Pitch Competition

Cox Business Get Started Medical Event, in partnership with Lafayette General Health, is a live forum and pitch competition that will bring together some of the best and brightest minds in the medical industry. The winner will take home a $20,000 cash prize.

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Nov. 14
6:30pm - 9:00pm
FREE, Registration Required

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Cox Business, in partnership with Lafayette General Health and Opportunity Machine

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Digital Marketing Day

Digital Marketing Day welcomes beginners and experts alike for a jam-packed day of presentations and workshops from local and national accomplished speakers and professionals. Formally known as Social Media Day, the fourth annual conference has joined forces with Innovate South and will take place on Friday, November 15, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, featuring a lineup of seminars and networking activities.
The day kicks off with the monthly Social Media Breakfast at 8 am, where we'll be serving coffee and food, and will close with an Innovate South Wrap-up event.

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Nov. 15
7:30am - 4:00pm
Marketing, Digital Marketing Pass, Innovate, or VIP Pass Required

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Rally Marketing

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Innovate South Wrap-Up:

Join us in celebrating the finale of Innovate South 2019 with a wrap-up event powered by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited!

TULA Tacos + Amigos
Nov. 15
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Marketing, Startup, Innovate, or VIP All Access pass required

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Rock'N'Bowl de Lafayette

905 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

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AcA

101 W Vermilion Street Lafayette, LA 70501

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TULA Tacos + Amigos

427 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501

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Register to Attend Innovate South 2019

Choose which pass fits you best!

VIP All Access Pass

Get exclusive access to our VIP Kick-Off Event at Rock'n'Bowl, VIP Breakfast, as well as every workshop, talk and event at Innovate South.

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$ 100
Price Includes GST.
Innovate Pass

Every workshop, talk, and event at Innovate South on November 14-15, excluding VIP events.

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$ 60
Price Includes GST.
Startup Pass

Every workshop, talk and event at Innovate South on Thursday, November 14, excluding VIP events.

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$ 40
Price Includes GST.
Marketing Pass

Every workshop, talk and event at Innovate South on Friday, November 15, excluding VIP events.

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$ 40
Price Includes GST.
Get Started Medical Social and Event

Get Started Medical Social and Event at Innovate South on Thursday, November 14.

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FREE
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Get Started Medical Pitch Competition

The Get Started Medical Pitch Competition Presented by Cox Business, in partnership with Lafayette General Health, is a live forum and pitch competition that will bring together some of the best and brightest minds in the medical industry. The winner will take home a $20,000 cash prize.

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