June 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
The Remington Suite Hotel and Spa
220 Travis St
Shreveport, LA 71101

***This event is open to the public.***
The Louisiana Startup Prize is proud to host Jacques Panis of Shinola as its Keynote Speaker for Qualifier Two.Jacques Panis is known for being the co-founder of the luxury brand Shinola, and for helping to spark Detroit’s rebirth as a cauldron of activity for entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Panis’ approach towards his endeavors is incredibly unique. Most luxury brands like Shinola develop in larger markets that are accepting of those brands. His hometown of Detroit was an unlikely candidate. Aside from locating Shinola (maker of luxury
watches, luggage bicycles and more) in Detroit, Panis also committed Shinola to hire locally. The result was an incredible success story where Shinola is now a globally recognized brand, and the company now employs over 500 local residents of Detroit.