Downtown Fit – Out to Lunch – It’s Baton Rouge
There’s a lot of cool stuff going on in Baton Rouge. From the redevelopment of neighborhoods downtown and in Mid City to the young entrepreneurial culture that is fostering startup companies willing to take risk and take advantage of new technologies.
Gerald Drefahl’s company, Kinesics, is a homegrown, biotech start up that licenses a software program that analyzes the physical mobility of athletes, workers and other users and then gives predictive analytics into their health. In other words, the program is designed to determine whether someone could get injured before it happens, essentially serving as a risk management product.
Dyke Nelson is the developer and architect of the building where Kinesics recently opened its corporate offices – 440 on Third – and, is currently in the process of developing 1509 Government—the long abandoned former Entergy site on Government Street that, when Dyke is finished with it, will house apartments, restaurants, retail tenants and – it is hoped – be a catalyst for redevelopment in the area between downtown and mid city known as Downtown East.