12th Annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Announces Headliners

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), the festival of entrepreneurship and innovation in The Big Easy, has announced its headliners. Co-produced by the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and The Idea Village, NOEW celebrates the city’s entrepreneurial spirit and activity. 

Attendees can expect to hear from executives and leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation, including: Stuart Haselden, Co-CEO, Away; Irwin Simon, Chairman & CEO, Aphria; Desiree Rogers, CEO, Black Opal Beauty; Verne Harnish, Founder, Entrepreneurs’ Organization; and Mathew Knowles, CEO, Music World Entertainment. 

“This year’s speakers represent the best and the brightest in the entrepreneurial ecosystem from around the world, and NOEW delivers them right here to our doorstep,” said Jon Atkinson, CEO of The Idea Village. “From showcasing emerging trends, innovations and personal anecdotes, this year’s speakers are sure to deliver inspired learnings.”

The weeklong festival of keynotes, networking events, pitch competitions, and more takes place March 23-17. 

The first three days is called NOEW in Your Neighborhood, featuring community-organized events around the city. The final two days is the NOEW Summit at the Ace Hotel in downtown New Orleans.