NOEW Schedule Day 6: Keynotes from reddit and AOL Founders and More

The 8th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is kicking off its six day with events focused on social media, tech speed dating, the Ochsner/GE Healthcare Innovation Summit, and a keynote by Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit. The annual festival celebrates business, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans.

NOEWThe lineup today includes:

CEO Disrupt Presented by Gillis, Ellis & Baker (By Invitation Only – Open to the Media)
8:00 AM10:00 AM MANNING’S (519 FULTON ST.)
Disrupt or be disrupted. Local CEOs are invited to join a private conversation featuring Steve Case, Co-founder of AOL, to discuss the future of healthcare, education, digital media, and food and how they are approaching disruption in their respective industries.

On the Horizon: Social Media Trends in 2016
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
This session will show how to leverage your local market, become globally relevant, and find your core niche audience so that you can grow your client, customer or user base to infinity and beyond!

Due Diligence Avenue: It’s a Two-Way Street
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
In her talk, Christine Mendonça, goes through the process of how to screen potential investors, perform investor due diligence, and navigate best fit.

Startup Alley Presented by Hollywood Trucks
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM FULTON STREET
Up to 20 companies per day will demo their company to NOEW attendees and passersby on Fulton Street.

Fielding a Tech Team: Get What You Want by Knowing What You Want
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
In this session, we’ll explore the different types of programmers, frameworks and skill sets you’ll need to consider.

Legal Lookout: Legal 101 for Entrepreneurs
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
This session focuses on the legal matters that startups should understand when beginning their entrepreneurship journey.

Building Inclusive Entrepreneur Ecosystems – SirusXM’s Women@Work Live from NOEW
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Join Laura Zarrow, the host of SiriusXM’s Women@Work for a conversation with Reza Chowdhury, the CEO and Founder of AlleyWatch, and Janelle Alexander, Entrepreneur in Residence with PowerMoves, for a conversation on how to nurture inclusive entrepreneur ecosystems. The conversation will be broadcast on Women@Work on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School.

Launch Pad Ecosystem Summit in Partnership with Village Capital (By Invitation Only)
Leaders from more than 8 cities will gather at NOEW to share what’s working in their communities, what they’re struggling to overcome, and how to build on their existing industries, among a number of other topics.

Alexis Ohanian: Lessons from Building reddit, the World’s Largest Community of Communities
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Alexis Ohanian is co-founder and executive chairman of Reddit, and a partner in Y Combinator. In addition to Reddit, Ohanian helped to launch the travel booking website Hipmunk, and now runs Breadpig, a site that sells nerd-friendly merchandise and gives the profits to charity. Ohanian also runs his own investment company, and is the author of “Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed.”

Hidden in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in New Orleans and Beyond
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
With recent events unlocking major classes of capital, now is the time to examine what, exactly, Impact Investing is (and isn’t), explore the ways in which New Orleans is already in the game, and explain how entrepreneurs and investors alike can capitalize on this growing wave.

Four Words to Stop Saying in Your Tech Project; Can, Done, Tweak, Communicate
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
This presentation will point out four words that limit development and will provide four replacements to ensure you and your team are thinking and working toward success.

No More Smoke and Mirrors: Knowing and Demonstrating Business Numbers
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
The objective of this presentation is to empower entrepreneurs by providing a brief overview of the essential expectations necessary to express the financial stability, cost containment, growth and valuation of their business.

The NOLA Media Group Future of New Orleans Project Presents | The Sustainable Entrepreneurial City: Inclusion, Diversity, and Lowering the Barriers to Entry
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  MANNING’S  (519 FULTON ST.)
New Orleans and other entrepreneurial cities have worked to make sure their efforts to promote new ideas and businesses are inclusive. How does that effort look from the ground? And what are entrepreneurs doing to give back to the system and the city that gave them life?

The Ochsner/GE Healthcare Innovation Summit
In this second installment of the Ochsner/GE Healthcare Innovation Summit, the discussion will focus on why healthcare is poised for profound change and disruption through innovation, creating the opportunity to improve the quality, accessibility and experience of care while decreasing costs.

Tech Speed Dating
Spend 15-20 minutes with a team of LookFar software engineers to brainstorm and whiteboard technical solutions that fit your business’ unique needs.

How to Build a Consumer Unicorn: The Art of Building Billion Dollar Startups
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Hear from Sara Thomas, former New Orleans resident and principal at Maven Ventures – the first seed venture capital fund focused exclusively on consumer internet and mobile startups with hyper-growth potential.

Content Hacking, FTW! Grow Your Online Traffic with Epic Content
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Content hacking = creating epic, evergreen content to grow your website or blog.

Marketing in the New Digital Landscape
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Join top entrepreneur and marketing expert Cleveland Spears who will guide you down the right path with insights on proven marketing and branding strategies to help your business thrive.

Conversation with Steve Case, CEO of Revolution and Co-founder of AOL
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Join one of the world’s most prominent technology pioneers, investors and philanthropists as he shares a roadmap for innovators and entrepreneurs who want to change the world in this rapidly evolving, “internet of everything” economy. Steve Case, CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL, will reflect on his experiences helping to usher in the Internet era and making investments in high-growth potential businesses, to frame his vision for the future: a future in which entrepreneurs will be able to transform “real world” sectors like health, transportation, food and energy, in “Rise of the Rest” regions throughout the US and around the world.

Happy Hour Presented by Cox Business 
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Grab a drink, loosen your collar, and network away in advance of Cox’s Get Started pitch!

Cox Business/Inc. “Get Started” Pitch Competition
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 FULTON ST.)
Get Started is a program by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine to help entrepreneurs and small businesses gain visibility in their local communities, network and learn from their peers, while competing for a cash and technology prize package.

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