New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Achieves Record Attendance

The Idea Village, producers of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), have announced a record-breaking year for the 8th annual event. NOEW engaged 13,216 entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, students, and community members through 119 events.

Photo courtesy of NOEW.

Photo courtesy of NOEW.

Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, spoke at NOEW and recognized the strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Orleans. “I think New Orleans is poised to re-emerge as one of the great startup cities in the country.”

Key highlights from the eight-day festival of innovation and entrepreneurship include:

  • 14 Summits dedicated to industries, population segments, and topics important to New Orleans’ future were hosted
  • 127+ thought leaders spoke
  • 55 organizations leveraged the conference platform to host events
  • 19 national venture capital firms were represented
  • $648,430 in cash and in-kind resources was awarded to entrepreneurs across 21 different showcase events

From March 11-18, 2016, startups across sectors such as technology, water, education, energy, healthcare, and food were showcased.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week remains a valuable asset for our city’s future. As we prepare for our 300th anniversary in 2018, NOEW will serve as a critical partner for increasing civic innovation and advancing opportunity for our residents.”