The Idea Village Partners with Tulane for 11th Annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Entrepreneur support organization The Idea Village has partnered with the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University to produce its annual festival of entrepreneurship and innovation: New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW).

“This new, marquee partnership with the Freeman School is exciting for a number of reasons,” says Jon Atkinson, CEO of The Idea Village. “Combining our resources and expertise with Tulane’s will help us position NOEW as a thought leadership platform, build connections between our entrepreneurial ecosystem and the region’s core economic assets, and establish a broader foundation of ownership for this valuable community asset.”

NOEW will take place March 25-29, 2019. The first three days will be community organized events around the city, and the two-day NOEW summit happening on Thursday and Friday of that week. The week will feature keynotes, workshops, pitch competitions, networking opportunities, and more.

The Idea Village has also found a new home for NOEW, the Ace Hotel in downtown New Orleans.

“Working with The Idea Village to produce NOEW is a natural extension of the Lepage Center’s mission to bring together scholars, inventors, investors and students to solve problems and build businesses,” said Rob Lalka, director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane. For more about NOEW, visit