The Idea Village hosts numerous capital access opportunities for equity, grants, and debt. Participating entrepreneurs are selected through a rigorous nomination process for the following programs:
Created in 2009 by Jim Coulter, TPG Capital founding partner, and The Idea Village, the Coulter IDEApitch is an invitation-only dinner and investment pitch, during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week featuring high-growth entrepreneurs in the New Orleans region presenting their ventures to world-class investors.
PowerPitch is a fast-paced investment pitch event that connects entrepreneurs seeking angel investment with a network of national and local investors.
The Big Idea is an innovative approach to community engagement through crowd-sourced funding for a select number of early-stage start-ups.
Speed-to-Seed is a fast-paced pitch competition that engages the local business community as panelists to assess the pitches as well as provide constructive feedback.
Capital Roundtables connect an identified entrepreneur with a diverse group of lending professionals and investors with the goal of educating that entrepreneur about how to approach/navigate funding sources.