The Idea Village has opened applications for its three business accelerator programs as part of the 2016 Entrepreneur Season in New Orleans.
- IDEAx: A 12-week accelerator program for 5 local founders creating scalable businesses in New Orleans. The program will culminate in a Demo Day in December, where participants will pitch The Idea Village network of mentors, investors, and professionals. Learn more about the program and the specific qualification criteria here.
- DIGITAL MEDIAx: A 12-week accelerator for 5 New Orleans-based founders with innovative digital information sharing concepts readily accessible on a mobile platform, hosted in partnership with NOLA Media Group. The program will culminate in a Demo Day in December, where the winner will receive $1,000 in cash and free office space at NOLA Media Group’s One Canal Place newsroom from January-March – as well as a networking trip to New York City sponsored by Advance Local. Learn more about the program and the specific qualification criteria here.
- ENERGYx: A 12-week accelerator program for 5 Louisiana-based oil and gas startups, hosted in partnership with the Southeast Louisiana Energy Initiative. Select participants will present their businesses to a panel of industry leaders for a $75,000 grant during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2016. Learn more about the program and the specific qualification criteria here.
Applications for IDEAx and DIGITAL MEDIAx will close at 11:59PM on Saturday, August 22nd, and applications for ENERGYx will close at 11:59PM CT on Friday, September 4th.
“The Idea Village’s accelerators are the best in the country for those founders looking to grow their business in New Orleans,” said Tim Williamson, Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village. “We are looking for great individuals with big ideas to join the network of successful entrepreneurs who have participated in our programs since 2000.”
The Idea Village will host an information session on August 6th from 9:00AM to 10:00AM for individuals interested in learning more about the accelerators and the process.