NOEW Schedule Day 7: Silicon Bayou Startup Showcase and More

The 8th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is kicking off its seventh day with plenty of great events for the final day of NOEW Interactive, including the Silicon Bayou Startup Showcase. The annual festival celebrates business, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans.

NOEWThe lineup today includes:

The 2nd Annual Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit 
In collaboration with the Southeast Louisiana Energy Initiative and The Idea Village, this event will showcase up to 5 early stage oil and gas companies based in Louisiana.

The Big Fish Experience: Create Memorable Presentations That Reel in Your Audience
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
In this speech, face and conquer one of the biggest fears of spreading big ideas- the dreaded presentation.

Startup Toolkit for R&D
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
As an entrepreneur with a new startup it is extremely essential to know how, when and where to plugin research & design to ensure product success.

Challenges and Opportunities: Investing in Health and Bioinnovation Startups
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM MANNING’S (519 Fulton St.)
A panel of entrepreneurs and investors will discuss the unique challenges and factors that affect the development of life sciences startups and distinguish them from those in other sectors.

Creating and Protecting Your Electronic Media
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Local electronic media professionals and a lawyer will discuss legal aspects and limitations on what can and can’t be trademarked and copyrighted.

Startup Alley Presented by Hollywood Trucks
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM FULTON STREET
Up to 10 companies will demo their ventures to NOEW attendees and passersby on Fulton Street.

SEO is Dead, Again. Long Live Online Marketing 
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Once again, the pundits are sounding the death knell for SEO. But what is SEO really?

Do You Need a Guardian Angel? How to Attract and Work with Angel Investors
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Learn from seasoned investors and entrepreneurs that have successfully tapped angel funding how to (1) find and engage angel investors, (2) craft business plans and pitches, and (3) maximize the capital, experience and connections of investors to grow your business and attract capital for your next round of financing.

Societal Transformation Through Social Innovation 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Join Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, one of the nation’s leaders in
social innovation and learn how his background and knowledge of social innovation and entrepreneurship have brought him to one of the world’s most prominent social justice organizations.

Delta Entrepreneurship Network Fellow Showcase
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM THE LOOKFAR TENT AT MANNING’S (519 Fulton St.)
Twenty-two entrepreneurs from the eight states of the Delta Regional Authority’s footprint have been selected as Delta Entrepreneurship Network Fellows through a series of pitch competitions across the Delta region.

The Next New Orleans: How New Orleans (and Cities Like It) Can Be Leaders in Entrepreneurship 
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Ross Baird, Executive Director of Village Capital, will speak about three converging global trends – entrepreneurship focused on real-world impact, “Rise of the Rest” cities, and democratized entrepreneurship – and how New Orleans’ diversity, industrial strengths in sectors such as food and education, and unique sense of place is poised to make the city a global leader.

PR Panel: Executive Visibility in the Digital Age
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
In this panel session we’ll uncover how to catapult your company to the pinnacle of its industry through proven strategies and tactics.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Top 8 Business Incentives for New Orleans Entrepreneurs
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
During this session, attendees will learn about various federal, state, and local incentives that are available.

Elevate, Empower, Engage | Women’s Business Summit
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MANNING’S (519 Fulton St.)
This summit will provide an opportunity for the New Orleans female business community to convene, network with and learn from local and national experts about what it takes to be locally significant, globally relevant in a 21st century economy.

Village Capital’s U.S. Agriculture Venture Forum
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM THE LOOKFAR TENT AT MANNING’S (519 Fulton St.)
Village Capital, Reily Foods, and Access Ventures are partnering to host the country’s oldest national program for food and agriculture startups in New Orleans.

Customer Experience is the New Loyalty. Or is it the Other Way Around?
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
This session addresses both the how and the why, including examples of best practices, measurement and the role of the brand.

Now Your Grandma Can Fund You, Legally: Crowdfunding and the Evolving World of Entrepreneurship & Capital Raising
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
This program will focus on how crowdfunding is distinguished from other historically utilized methods of capital raising by entrepreneurs.

What’s in a Name? Choosing, Branding, and Protecting Your Venture
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Learn tips of the trade on how to choose, how to brand, and how to protect yourself and how these considerations work together.

Wan Kim of Smoothie King on Thinking Big: How to Promote the Big Picture to Your Team
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Wan Kim, global leader of New Orleans-based Smoothie King, the original smoothie bar, shares how he promotes big-picture thinking with his team.

Silicon Bayou Startup Showcase & Happy Hour
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM THE CHICORY (611 Fulton St.)
Join us as we close out NOEW Interactive 2016 with the Silicon Bayou Startup Showcase. There will be cold drinks, fun bites, and 10 tech startups from around Louisiana showing off their latest products and projects.

This coverage is brought to you by Callais Capital Management and Susco.