Three Ways NOEW 2016 Changed the Way We Look at Innovation

By John Nettles, Associate Director of Communications at Louisiana Technology Park.

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is known as the “Mardi Gras of Entrepreneurship.” The 2016 event held up to that nickname by transforming the CBD’s Fulton Street into an entrepreneurial Bourbon Street, where innovators pitched, networked, ate and drank.

NOEWWe were there Monday, when multiple pitch competitions and discussion panels were held. There’s really nothing like NOEW, but if you had to miss this year, here are some of the ways the event might have changed the way you look at innovation:

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