Applications are now open for the second annual IDEAtour, a program designed to inspire and recruit national entrepreneurs to move their companies to the New Orleans region.
The 2017 IDEAtour will take place March 23-24, 2017 during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), providing an exclusive and curated experience to show entrepreneurs the resources, incentives, programs and the local entrepreneurial community.
IDEAtour was developed by The Idea Village, Greater New Orleans, Inc., and the New Orleans Business Alliance to attract high-growth, early-stage entrepreneurs looking to move.
“To know our city is to love our city,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of GNO, Inc. “By giving interested startups a curated opportunity to see first-hand what the city has to offer and come to know the ‘new’ New Orleans, IDEAtour will help bring new, growing companies – and ultimately more jobs – to Greater New Orleans.”
Applications will be accepted until February 3, 2017. Preference will be given to entrepreneurs whose startups fit within New Orleans’ industry trends and culture and/or can benefit from the regional tax incentives.