The Idea Village

Tim Williamson


Staff, Board of Directors

Co-founder & CEO, The Idea Village

Tim Williamson is the co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village, a private, independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 with a mission to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans.

An entrepreneur by trade and by training, Mr. Williamson has successfully started and operated five entrepreneurial ventures in four different cities and has been a steadfast advocate for making New Orleans a vibrant entrepreneurial community. Mr. Williamson is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and strategies to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

A graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders, New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, and CABL’s Louisiana Leadership program, Mr. Williamson was honored among CityBusiness“ Power Generation”, Gambit “40 under 40” and 2009 YLC Role Model. Mr. Williamson also earned the Junior Achievement Rising Star Award and received “Heroes of the Storm” award in 2008. He serves on the boards of City Year New Orleans and the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Mr. Williamson received a B.S.M. in Finance from Tulane University in 1987.