The city of New Orleans, its residents, and the Idea Village are in the midst of preparing for the biggest New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) in history. The fifth annual NOEW will take place March 16-22, 2013 at Gallier Hall downtown. So far, more than 780 local entrepreneurs have registered for the 2013 Season’s educational, consulting, and capital programs. The Idea Village expects this year’s NOEW to be ten times the size it was in its first year, 2009, showcasing the startup community through 55 events.
Forty-three New Orleans-based startups will be showcased in capital competitions for venture, angel, and seed funding during NOEW 2013. They include: ABS Technologies; Anedot; Atelier Vie Distillery; Audiosocket; Be Well Nutrition; Bioceptive; Birthmark Doula Collective; Bissap Breeze; BLK RBBT; ChapterSpot; Classroom Blueprint; Clothesline; Connect for a Cause; Crescent Unmanned Systems; Digital Forensics Solutions; Dinner Lab; Dyverse City; Education Everytime; EMS Green; Engine; EnrichED; eTax Credit Exchange; GetHealthy, Inc.; Gotointerview.com; GotPlanz; Haystack; Key Models & Talent Agency, LLC; Louisiana Water Works, L3C; Memorandom, Inc.; MiniVax; MSchool; Ooh La Bra; Pierce Industries, LLC; Red Fish, Green Fish; ShopLocalStyle.com; Sidework; Social Chomp; Sweet Risings Nursing Tutorial, LLC; Traverst; TRUE-see; Tutti Dynamics; Your Nutrition Delivered; and Zlien.
“I am excited that New Orleans Entrepreneur Week has become a platform to bring together New Orleans’ best startups with the global community who believes in them,” said Tim Williamson, Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village. The 43 ventures that will be featured during NOEW 2013 showcase the quality of local entrepreneurs and the growing diversity of industries including water, education, digital media, food, music, and technology.”
Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, “New Orleans has become a leader in economic revitalization through entrepreneurship. We are committed to continuing to support entrepreneurial talent and innovation. New Orleans Entrepreneur Week offers a great platform for us to showcase our success as a community, rallying to create an economythat supports innovation and grows entrepreneurial talent.”
NOEW 2013 registration begins on February 18, 2013 at ideavillage.org.