The New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Lineup is Here

Entrepreneur support organization The Idea Village has released the preliminary list of speakers and registration for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, the festival of entrepreneurship, innovation, and new thinking in the Big Easy.

The Idea Village brought on a new marquee partner and producer for the festival this year, the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

“New Orleans Entrepreneur Week represents a unique opportunity for us to connect local startups with mentors and investors from across the Tulane community,” said Ira Solomon, Freeman School dean. “We are pleased and excited to serve as co-producer of this year’s event.”

NOEW will take place March 25-29, 2019 at its new home, the Ace Hotel. 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.

Headline speakers include:

  • Jim Clark
    • Co-Founder of Netscape, Silicon Graphics, myCFO, Healtheon and Commandscape, and current board member for Ibotta and IEX: The Investors Exchange.
  • Jim Barksdale
    • Former CEO of Netscape, founder of The Barksdale Group and a current board member of Time Warner, FedEx and Sun Microsystems.
  • Marcus Lemonis
    • Chairman and CEO of Camping World, Good Sam Enterprises, Gander Outdoors and The House Boardshop, and star of CNBC reality shows about small businesses, The Profit and The Partner.
  • Shelly Porges
    • Co-Founder of The Billion Dollar Fund Campaign, president of the North American Jury for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards and board member of the Global Banking Alliance for Women.
  • Casey Gerald
    • Author of “There Will Be No Miracles Here,and co-founder of MBAs Across America.
  • Natalia Oberti Noguera
    • Founder & CEO of Pipeline Angels, and the creator and host of Pitch Makeover, a podcast about pitching and startups launched by women, non-binary people and men of color.

“For more than a decade, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week has been the hub for convening our entrepreneurial ecosystem, including founders, business professionals, idea starters and partners. It’s truly the front door to innovation in our region,” said Jon Atkinson, CEO of The Idea Village. “From people interested in seeing the future of business in New Orleans, to current and future entrepreneurs, to those looking to network, NOEW is an incredible community resource that offers a platform for the exchange of ideas.”

Visit for more details or to register.