New Orleans, Baton Rouge area Business Briefs for June 13, 2021 | Business News

Nine startups complete accelerator program

Nine startup companies recently completed The Idea Village’s accelerator program, raising over $9.5 million in capital while generating over $2.5 million in annual revenue and enabling the creation of more than 80 jobs.

The Idea Village also announced that the nonprofit has completed a $1.8 million campaign supported by local and national philanthropists to fund the VILLAGEx program for three years.

VILLAGEx is a 16-week cohort-based accelerator program for high-growth startups with innovative, technology-focused business models that are building scalable new enterprises in New Orleans and its surrounding regions.

The recent cohort included Bloks, a no-code software for building app-based marketplaces; Something Borrowed Blooms, a rent-and-return online floral shop specializing in silk wedding flowers; Skilltype, a talent management software for library professionals; and hampr, an…

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