New Orleans Entrepreneur Week returns to New Orleans March 20-27. Here’s the press release:
Local leaders revealed plans for the 7th New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by Iberia Bank, to the New Orleans entrepreneurial community at Il Mercato. Scheduled to take place March 20-27, 2015, on Fulton Street in downtown New Orleans, NOEW is produced by The Idea Village.
NOEW is the annual festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and advanced thinking. This year, 10,000+ attendees, consisting of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, nonprofits, students, and professionals, are expected to engage through over seventy unique events designed to foster discussion, debate, education, competition, and celebration to support new ideas and elevate entrepreneurial thinking in New Orleans. Launched in 2009, NOEW has evolved into one of the most authentic entrepreneurship festivals in the country.
“New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is becoming part of New Orleans’ annual rhythms and rituals alongside Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and Saints Season,” said Tim Williamson, Co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village. “NOEW is the platform for the entrepreneurial community to connect, as over thirty partners will have their own “stage” to showcase over seventy-five new ventures across strategic initiatives in water, energy, arts, healthcare, education, food, women in business, and youth entrepreneurship. This year, we are also excited to invite other communities to join us at NOEW to learn how we do things differently in New Orleans.”
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu added, “New Orleans has become a leading entrepreneurial city and we are only going to maintain that status by continuing to scale locally, by continuing to support local entrepreneurs and innovators, and by making New Orleans Entrepreneur Week something we attend each year.”
“Iberia Bank sees great value in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week because it has become a powerful platform for the larger entrepreneurial community,” said Daryl G. Byrd, President and CEO of Iberia Bank Corporation. “We are proud to be the title sponsor of this impactful event and look forward to working together to nurture our thriving business community over the next three years leading up to 2018, New Orleans’ tri-centennial.”
“The NOEW platform has something for everyone,” said Victoria Adams, Director of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. “The 2015 schedule was created for the expanding entrepreneurial community and incorporates local assets alongside national trends so that the entire community can participate in the entrepreneurial movement.”
Additional information, including the 2015 event headliners, will be released on an ongoing basis via @helloNOEW leading up to NOEW. The full schedule will be released on Monday, February 23rd, when registration opens via www.NOEW.org.
ABOUT NEW ORLEANS ENTREPRENEUR WEEK:
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK, is the annual festival celebrating business, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village, NOEW engages a dynamic global to support growing companies and elevate entrepreneurial successes through eight days of discussion, debate, education, competition, and celebration. This year, NOEW 2015 will take place March 20-27, 2015 and 10,000+ are expected to engage through over 70 events. www.NOEW.org. There’s more!