Today, The Idea Village announced the launch of the Season that will kickstart a number of startups and provide free business resources for entrepreneurs.
“The Entrepreneur Season strategically and efficiently engages a global network to support high-growth New Orleans-based entrepreneurs, educate the larger entrepreneurial community, and promote New Orleans as an entrepreneurial hub,” said Tim Williamson, Co-Founder and CEO of The Idea Village.
All information about the 2014 Season is available at ideavillage.org. Additionally, three general information sessions will be hosted at The Idea Village on Wednesday, July 17th, 24th, and 31st from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
Entrepreneurs who want to participate can learn more about the following programs below:
If you want to learn and connect, check out IDEAinstitute (program begins August 7th with “Quieting the Noise: Realities Every Startup Needs to Hear to be Successful” presented by Michael Johnstone of Mark Cuban Companies).
If you’re starting a high-growth business, check out IDEAxcelerator (the application process is highly competitive and will be open until 5:00 PM on Friday, August 23, 2013).
If you’re looking for strategy on growing your existing business, check out IDEAsessions (there will be 100 IDEAsessions available on a first-come first-served basis during the 2014 Season).
If you’re in a position to raise angel or venture capital, check out Capital Village (an invitation-only capital access program that helps select entrepreneurs prepare for pitch events during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week).
If you’re an entrepreneur who has participated in an Idea Village consulting program, check out IDEAcorps.
The Idea Village has been a hub to past startup participants including: Naked Pizza, ChapterSpot, Cordina, Kickboard, Be Well Nutrition, adverCar, NOLA Brewing Company, Bioceptive, Tierra Resources, Theodent, Tutti Dynamics, Federated Sample, and Zlien.
“After working with The Idea Village, our company was unrecognizable to its former self,” said Scott Wolfe, Founder of Zlien. “The IDEAxcelerator program helped us lay out our goals and compose a tactical plan to achieve them. We’re now a matured business with a clear understanding of our vision, mission, and values. I highly recommend The Idea Village to any entrepreneur who is looking to grow their business.”
The Season will culminate with New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), scheduled for March 22nd through 28th, 2014.
For more information, visit www.ideavillage.org.