New Orleans StartupDigest – April 18, 2011

The New Orleans Startup Digest is a bi-weekly email newsletter curated by Chris Schultz, Founder of Voodoo Ventures and Flatsourcing and co-founder of Launch Pad.  This post is the newsletter published on 4/18/11.

New Orleans StartupDigest

Good Monday Mornin’!

OK, so who didn’t go to a crawfish boil this weekend?  Spring is definitely here and festival season has arrived.

This week I want to feature the upcoming conference series Work Week anchored between the two weekends of Jazz Fest.  This world-class conference series features three unique events – Sync Up, Second Line & Launch Fest.  Sync Up is a music industry conference that brings together leaders from across the entertainment industry.  Second Line is a new conference launched by Gerard Cox focusing on innovation in the new economy and has a fantastic lineup of speakers.  And this will be the second year for Launch Fest, a two-day conference for entrepreneurs and investors featuring the demo day launch of the Launch Pad Ignition companies.

I encourage you to check all of them out, the Work Week conferences all feature fantastic content and leverage Jazz Fest to create a week-long signature event a la SXSW.

Please remember to email me if you have any news to share or events you want to make it into the NOLA StartupDigest.


New Orleans StartupDigest is curated by:
Chris Schultz – Founder of Voodoo Ventures and Flatsourcing and co-founder of Launch Pad

New Orleans StartupDigest is made possible exclusively by:
The Kauffman Foundation supports entrepreneurship and innovation so that economies grow and prosper and ultimately human welfare expands. Kauffman develops, operates and funds programs such as Startup Weekend, Kauffman Labs, and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Follow the Foundation on Twitter @KauffmanFDN

What’s Going on in the New Orleans Startup Community

GNO Code – Launch Pad Ignition Roundtable
When: Wed, 4/20 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Launch Pad

This month’s meetup of GNO code features the LP Ignition founders meeting the NOLA tech community to share their ideas and technology. Get insight into some of the new companies here in New Orleans discuss the technical challenges of building new products.

Launch Pad Ignition Open Event: Pimp Your AngelList Profile
When: Thur, 4/21 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Launch Pad

Join the Launch Pad Ignition founders for this special opportunity to learn about fundraising using AngelList from Brendan Baker of AngelList. This is a powerful tool for raising early stage capital – learn how to make it work for you.

Top Upcoming New Orleans Startup Events

April 29-30 – Sync Up Conference
May 2-3 – Second Line Conference
May 4-5 – Launch Fest

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