Eight Capital Region small businesses chosen for Shell’s accelerator program

(The Associated Press)

A handful of entrepreneurs from the Capital Region have been selected to take part in Shell’s business accelerator program, the company announced last week.

Through the Shell LiveWIRE program, selected micro and small business owners will receive training, tools, mentorship, and capital and be connected to support networks of their peers in the south Louisiana entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Shell has partnered with LiftFund, a nonprofit small business lender, to implement the program’s curriculum. Educational sessions are delivered by local subject-matter experts from Chase Bank, Fletcher Technical Community College, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and LiftFund.

Local participants in the Louisiana cohort include:

  • Serenity Mental Health Services
  • Blue Room Technologies
  • Escape to Paradise Nail Spa
  • Initiatives Etcetera LLC
  • The H.E.A.R.T. Academy LLC
  • D&S Unique Construction LLC
  • Gautier & Associates LLC
  • Akanni Beauty LLC

Read the announcement.