New Orleans has always been a city driven by small business, but these days entrepreneurship seems to be all the rage. And it should be. I, for one, am one of its biggest fans. As a writer who covers the New Orleans entrepreneurial community, I have a good understanding of the positive effect that start-ups [...]
Adriana Lopez writes about the entrepreneurial community for NolaVie and Silicon Bayou News.
Louisiana has been working very hard lately at changing its legendary reputation of corruption, crumbling industries, crime, and a below average school system. Specifically, in New Orleans, which was once known only for its weekends (and weekdays) of revelry and flooded neighborhoods. However, Louisiana can now be perceived as being a more advanced state. And, [...]
The Idea Village’s fifth annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week concluded last Friday with success, proving that the New Orleans business scene and the community are only getting stronger with every year. The first few days of NOEW were jam packed with an eventful lineup that included educational public track sessions, memorable keynote speeches, and pitch [...]
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is approaching once again, filling the gap between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest with entrepreneurial merriment, pitches, panels, educational sessions, and more. In its fifth installment, this year’s event the week of March 16-22 promises to surpass the rest, with an anticipated 3,000 influential business leaders, financiers, entrepreneurs, and students from around [...]
Entrepreneurs often refer to themselves as hustlers. And not in the everyday-I’m-hustlin’-Rick-Ross way, but, really, just as a matter of channeling passion, creativity and determination to achieve an ultimate goal. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or not, we can all learn from this act of “hustle.” Jason Nicosia, founder of Connect for a Cause, based his business [...]
This is the true story of 27 strangers, chosen to travel to New Orleans and have their lives filmed while given a unique tour of the growing industries that are shaping the city. Except this wasn’t for the 72nd season of Real World on MTV. It was for NOLAbound. Back in March, NOLAbound gave 27 individuals from [...]
The Idea Village’s IDEAxcelerator 2013 program kicked off last week with an impressive group of entrepreneurs. The intensive six-month accelerator program provides promising start-ups with resources and tools critical to their success. This year, more than 160 entrepreneurs from the New Orleans area applied for the 2013 IDEAxcelerator program. The Idea Village team, which includes the [...]