Applications are due this evening for the Idea Village Entrepreneur Challenge(IVEC). The Idea Village is one of the top start-up accelerators in New Orleans. IVEC is a six-month accelerator program aimed at high-impact, scalable startups, complete with one-on-one coaching from established entrepreneurs, local and national networking, up to $200,000 startup capital, and training in startup fundamentals. Previous successful IVEC participants include Life City, SensPak, and Drop the Chalk.
During this six-month business accelerator program, a select group of New Orleans startup ventures will be invited to partner with The Idea Village to identify and address key growth challenges. The Idea Village Entrepreneur Challenge will culminate with NOLApitch, March 16, 2012 during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, during which the best startup venture in New Orleans will be selected by a live audience and have an opportunity to receive $100,000 in seed capital and a suite of resources to develop your business in New Orleans.