The Big Idea, presented by IBERIABANK, is the culminating event of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. An innovative approach to community engagement and crowd-sourced funding, this pitch extravaganza will feature 15 of New Orleans’ most promising startup ventures and a celebrity judging panel. The event is a collaboration of the New Orleans entrepreneurial ecosystem.
For just $50 you can become a SILVER TICKET holder and help influence the overall winner, who will walk away with $50,000 in seed capital through a combination of audience and judging panel vote! A silver ticket will grant you VIP access to Manning’s Restaurant for free food, drinks, and, of course, the opportunity to participate in the final vote. Check out all the action from last year’s event!
2013 Featured Entrepreneurs:
Atelier Vie Distillery, Birthmark Doula Collective, Clothesline Software, Dinner Lab, Dyverse City, Education Everytime, EnrichED, Memorandom, Inc., Ooh La Bra!, Pierce Industries, ShopLocalStyle.com, Sidework, Social Chomp, Traverst, Your Nutrition Delivered
Following The Big Idea, Harrah’s will host a free, live concert on Fulton St. featuring local brass band, Hot 8.
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST have your ticket in hand in order to gain access to Manning’s the day of The Big Idea.
About New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is the culmination of The Idea Village’s annual Entrepreneur Season. The week-long entrepreneurial festival lures nationally-renowned venture capitalists, regional investors and corporate volunteers, along with visiting MBA student teams from the nation’s leading business programs, who come together and support select early-stage New Orleans ventures and expose emerging opportunities. NOEW 2012 engaged 1,000 of the best and brightest local and national minds to invest $1,023,946 in capital, strategic consulting and resources to 475 New Orleans entrepreneurs at 48 different events.
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The Idea Village
The Idea Village is a non-profit organization with a mission to identify,support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. The Idea Village is a globally recognized leader of entrepreneurship by catalyzing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that has provided direct support to over 2,200 New Orleans entrepreneurs by engaging over 2,100 professionals to allocateover 56,949 consulting hours and $3.1 million in seed capital. Collectively, this portfolio generates over $100 million in annual revenue and has created over 2,000 jobs for our community.