NOEW: A Week of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

New Orleans isn’t going to let existing or new talent go to waste away. The Idea Village (along with an impressive list of sponsors) is hosting it’s annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) starting Saturday, March 10 to provide life-changing opportunities and information to local talent. The week is packed with innovation, entrepreneurship, & business development; featuring 75 events, free seminars & workshops, a keynote speaker series, and 10 investor pitches (to see the full features, go to: Sessions are free to the public and are all devoted to covering key topics critical to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and developing businesses.

Some events/seminars include Old Skool Advertising, Strategically Creating an Online Presence, Keynote speech by Matt Flannery, CEO and Co-founder of Kiva and a Happy Hour with the Skillshare Team. All of these happenings are perfect for receiving inspiration, gaining information, and meeting the right people to help get crazy ideas off the ground.

Most impressively, NOEW has become nationally-recognized festival of entrepreneurship that has enabled New Orleans to become a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. So, break out your business cards and/or your notebook of ideas and take advantage of this week of networking, advice, and resources.

To find out more about NOEW, visit:


Amanda LaPlaca is a creative designer from Brooklyn, NYC. She is an avid calendar filler (volunteering, events, etc) and loves being on the go but relaxes each day in her Uptown backyard garden after a long bike ride. +

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