Building on The Foundation: New Orleans Tech Future that Drives the Economy

New Orleans, LA

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Pro-business policies, strong tax incentives, and an influx of transplants eight years after Hurricane Katrina has positioned the New Orleans economy for transition. How can we build on this foundation to create sustainable opportunities for all New Orleans citizens.

Join Roosevelt Pipeline | New Orleans, in association with NOLA Tech Week and sponsored by iSeatz, for a panel discussion to identify how the city can take advantage of our changing economy. We will discuss current initiatives to support continued growth in New Orleans' emerging technology sector via coordinated efforts at the local level to address infrastructure, financial, and talent challenges. Enjoy cocktails with the panelists before the panel at 6:30, sponsored by iSeatz.

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  • Melissa Ehlinger - New Orleans Business Alliance, VP of Strategy, Policy and Research


  • Kenneth Purcell - iSeatz Founder and CEO
  • George Hobor, PhD - Senior Research Fellow, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
  • Matthew Sweeney - Program Manager, Delgado's Accelerated Career Education (ACE) Department
  • Rob Wollfarth - Attorney, Baker Donelson
  • Koby Sackey - Entrepreneur and founder of

What: “Building on The Foundation - A New Orleans Tech Future that will Drive the Economy” a feature New Orleans Tech Week event presented by the Roosevelt Institute Pipeline | New Orleans, sponsored by iSeatz.

When: Thursday, October 10th, 7:00 - 8:30. iSeatz sponsored cocktail reception 6:30-7:00.

Where: iSeatz, 643 Magazine Street, Suite 100

How: NOLA Tech Week,


About Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline New Orleans:

NOLA Pipeline is New Orleans’s chapter of Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline, a national network of young people in their 20s and 30s committed to generating change and upward mobility of their communities through local collective policy organizing. Their goal is to make local policy interesting and engaging, and to promote discussions around the policies that impact the New Orleans community.