Idea Generator

Idea Generator Workshop

Learn how to generate startup ideas and vet a multitude of ideas to find business concepts worth pursuing. Learning best practices for building a business from the ground up can save you thousands of dollars and hours before you even spend it – join us to learn how to build better!

The Builder

Intro to Startups

In this educational workshop for aspiring startup founders, learn how to vet startup ideas, identify & define customer segments, conduct business testing, & design business models.

Diy Marketing

D.I.Y. Marketing Series

In this series, we dive deeper into topics like branding, creating content, optimizing your website, media buying, and more! Learn everything you need to know to start implementing your business’ marketing efforts.

Accelerator Program (5)

Accelerator Programs

The Builder Program is Opportunity Machine’s 9-week accelerator program focused on Value Proposition Design, Customer Discovery & Development, Business Model Design, Testing Business Ideas, Revenue Models, and Pitch Training. This program runs in a cohort based model to provide accountability, connections to other startup founders, and mentorship from local & global business experts. Find out more here.

Pitch Competition

Pitch Competitions

Opportunity Machine offers various opportunities throughout the year to pitch your startup / startup idea in front of a panel of judges & potential investors. Not ready to pitch just yet? Come watch & learn from experienced founders or talk to our staff about pitch training for your startup.


Networking Events

Research shows that entrepreneurs & startup founders with larger, more diverse networks tend to experience greater growth. Get connected with the startup community at one of our networking events!



Deep dive into the topics most relevant to you in a more intimate setting. Our workshops are lead by vetted Opportunity Machine mentors in order to bring Louisiana’s leading industry experts directly to you. Registration is limited so that you can join in on the discussion can get all of your questions answered.

Innovate South

Innovate South

Innovate South is a cross-industry conference that is open to all creatives, visionaries, forward-thinkers and entrepreneurs. Innovate South offers a collaborative space to share and learn from your peers across two days of workshops, networking events, panel discussions, keynote presentations and more.

Entrepreneur Round Tables

Entrepreneur Round Tables

Each round table discussion will feature one of OM’s mentors speaking on key topics relevant to startup growth. OM’s round table sessions are limited to five to ten spots depending on the topic and are only available to OM members. These round table sessions are a great way to get better connected with other OM members as well!