New Orleans StartupDigest – July 12, 2011

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Good Mornin’

This week is the first week we’re publishing with new contributors. Still a work in progress, but soon you’ll have more events and a broader perspective on the New Orleans startup ecosystem thanks to the new contributors. I’ll intro them in the coming weeks.

Last Friday marked a big day for startups as Gov. Jindal signed the Angel tax credit into law, which should unlock additional funding for local startups. Liveset had a successful production of the Civil Wars show on Friday night with its first paid live event. Have you heard of Neighborland yet, one of the newest companies in New Orleans? Also, stay tuned for the launch of, by Tulane law school student, Katie VanDyk. (thx Zach Kupperman)

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

Venture for America Startup Summit
When: Tue, 7/12 – 6:30pm
Where: Launch Pad – 643 Magazine St.

Venture for America (VFA), a new national non-profit, will begin recruiting at top colleges around the country this fall for its inaugural class of 2012 Venture Fellows. VFA (patterned after Teach for America) will be offering a competitive fellowship program for top college graduates to work in select start-ups or early-stage companies for 2 years. Come learn more about the program and how to get involved and potentially have a fellow placed with your company.

BarCamp NOLA 4
When: Sat / Sun – 7/16/17 – all day
Where: Day 1 – Launch Pad. Day 2 – 4.0 Schools

BarCamp returns this week as the grandaddy of New Orleans tech affairs. You don’t want to miss this year’s incarnation, where Andrew Larimer unleashed animated Gif mania. BarCampNola is an ad-hoc gathering based on the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees, and it’s open so each attendee can easily participate.

Reaching Your Target Audience through NPR
When: Wed, 7/27 – noon
Where: Launch Pad – 643 Magazine St.

As part of Launch Pad’s ongoing monthly Lunch & Learn program, Ryan Bordenave of WWNO will teach you how to reach your target audience through NPR. Includes free lunch from Reginelli’s Pizza!

Top Upcoming Events

July 16-17 – BarCamp NOLA 4

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