Idea Village and NOEW – Entrepreneurship in New Orleans
The Idea Village and NOEW
Today’s episode is a bit unique. As you probably know The New Orleans economy is heavily focused on tourism and hospitality.
Today, I wanted to dive into a question I sometimes get about entrepreneurship and the tech community in New Orleans. To do that, we’re going to talk about something called The Idea Village as well as an annual event called New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW).
The Idea Village
The Idea Village is a business incubator that provides resources, mentorship, and access to funds and education for business founders in the New Orleans area. They also have a special focus on integrating those things with the culture and challenges of New Orleans and Louisiana.
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW)
Per their own website, “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) 2023 is a 6-day entrepreneurial fest where startup founders, business leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and leaders come together to celebrate, learn, and network at the intersection of innovation and culture.”
Based on my own experience as an attendee and presenter, this captures the flavor of the event well. What makes it unique is you also get the culture of New Orleans just steps away from the conference venue.
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To find out more about the Idea Village and their programs, click here.
To get all the details about the upcoming New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), check out their web page.
Thanks to Liz Maxwell and Jon Atkinson for sitting down with me to discuss both the Idea Village and NOEW. Thanks also to Joel Sharpton of Pro Podcasting Services for editing the podcast.
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