IBERIABANK Announces Title Sponsorship of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org.

We have some exciting news. Today,IBERIABANK announced that they will serve as the three year title sponsor for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), beginning this Entrepreneur Season.

NOEWNOEW is a week long festival that engages a dynamic global network of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, nonprofits, students, and professionals to support growing companies and elevate entrepreneurial success through eight days of discussion, debate, education, competition and celebration.

President and CEO Daryl G. Byrd says he is excited to be on board.

“IBERIABANK sees great value in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week because it has become a powerful platform for the larger entrepreneurial community,” said Daryl G. Byrd, President and CEO ofIBERIABANK Corporation.

Going into its 7th year, NOEW 2015 is scheduled for March 20-27, 2015 and will be headquartered on Fulton Street in Downtown New Orleans. 10,000 people are expected to be engaged through over 75 different events hosted in partnership with a number of local and national organizations. Public registration for will open in February 2015.

The local and national organizations participating in NOEW 2015 to date include: 1776, 4.0 Schools, Cox Business, Downtown Development District of New Orleans, GE Healthcare, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Junior League of New Orleans, Kickstarter, Meraux Foundation, Ochsner Health Systems, Propeller, salesforce, Tulane University, UPS, Urban League of Greater New Orleans, and VetLaunch, among others.

Tim Williamson, Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village says IBERIABANK’s sponsorship will play a big role in the future of New Orleans’ entrepreneurial community.

“Together, we plan to scale New Orleans Entrepreneur Week into a global showcase of entrepreneurship, innovation, and new thinking that will be a key asset for the city’s tri-centennial celebrations in 2018. IBERIABANK’s commitment will help ensure a bright future for New Orleans entrepreneurs for generations to come.”

Stay tuned for the latest updates on New Orleans Entrepreneur Week on Twitter and Facebook, and follow the conversation with #NOEW2015.