The Idea Village


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Press Kit

Media Coverage

USA Today

4/4/2014 - "New Orleans festival targets lovers of business ideas"

If you’re a civic leader searching for a formula on how to transform a city into an exciting hub for entrepreneurs, come down to New Orleans.


3/25/2014 - "New Orleans Has 5000 Entrepreneurs And The Largest Crowdfunding Event In The World"

This week is New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW).  Of all of the entrepreneurship conferences and events around the world, I found that NOEW has the most energy and is probably the most fun.  It speaks to the opportunity that entrepreneurship gives a city to build upon its strengths, but also to...


3/25/2014 - "In New Orleans, ‘Tis the Season for Startups"

You might not know it, but New Orleans has been called the “most improved city for business” as well as the No. 3 metropolitan area for IT job growth. Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution, a private nonprofit organization for research and policy solutions, recently said entrepreneurial...


3/24/2014 - "Idea Village: 5 Things We Can Learn From the Folks Bringing Startups to New Orleans"

Entrepreneurs are the catalyst for community change. Find out how one New Orleans organization is turning the Crescent City into a hotbed for bright minds.

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Innovator of the Year Award

by Downtown Development District of New Orleans

These awards are presented annually to recognize exceptional accomplishments of the people and places that inspire, innovate and integrate the Downtown NOLA brand into their Downtown neighborhoods.

The Idea Village team received the Innovator of the Year award for their development and execution of the 4th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, which culminated in the inaugural Big Idea pitch extravaganza.

2012 Nania Award

by Tulsa Partners

This award is to be given to someone who has done outstanding work on the national stage to build disaster-resistant and sustainable communities.

The Idea Village and Greater New Orleans Foundation received the Nania award in recognition for the Water Challenge, a nationally replicable model for fostering entrepreneurial innovation on issues related to water management and natural hazards.