2013 Innov8 Winner - UL Lafayette CBIT – Cajun Code Fest 

The CajunCodeFest received the Innov8 Award during the 2014 Innov8 Awards for bringing healthcare innovation to the community. The award was given by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Innov8 committee.

INNOV8, a project of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, is an festival of innovation and creativity held at venues throughout Lafayette. INNOV8 activities come to an end just as Festival International begins, allowing visitors an extended opportunity to experience the distinct South Louisiana culture and the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Lafayette. And since this is a festival in Cajun Country, you know you’ll eat well, and “pass a good time!”

INNOV8 explores opportunities for connecting innovators with a buyer and seller marketplace. Funding forums, pitch presentations, networking, and competitions feature talented entrepreneurs and artists and bring them together with representation and start-up capital sourcing. Events at the University of Louisiana Research Park exhibit science, research, and engineering projects from the university and other scientific facilities. INNOV8 is an all-volunteer project of the Lafayette community rallying the efforts of businesses, civic groups, non-profits, economic-development groups, university, government, and individuals.



CajunCodeFest is an annual coding competition open to all students and professionals with knowledge in software development or technology innovation. The 2018 competition will be April 13-14, 2018 in Lafayette, LA focusing on #DataforOpioids.

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