The Idea Village and Venture for America have teamed up to host 48 Hour Launch, a weekend where individuals at any stage, experience, and knowledge level come together to create a viable business in just 48 hours.
48 Hour Launch is modeled after Startup Weekend, the world’s largest launchpad for new entrepreneurs creating startups.
The weekend kicks off at The Shop where participants with startup ideas will pitch to the group and teams will be formed. The rest of the weekend takes place at Launch Pad.
Tickets are $25 and include networking opportunities, one on one mentorship, an opportunity to pitch local investors for a prize, free workspace for the weekend, and four meals.
“Over the course of the weekend teams will convene, work together and pitch their final product in front of our judging panel, as well as a live audience of key stakeholders in the New Orlean’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
The final pitches and networking happy hour are scheduled for this Sunday, January 26 from 4:00-6:30pm.