Test a business idea or tackle a pressing challenge.

IDEAsessions are 60-minute strategy sessions led by seasoned entrepreneurs and business experts. The goal is for participating entrepreneurs to walk away with next steps that they can immediately implement.

IDEAsessions are provided to New Orleans entrepreneurs thanks to the generous support of the Perkin Fund.

Please fill out this form and an Idea Village team member will be in touch to schedule your IDEAsession

The Details

  • Program Elements

    IDEAsession participants receive the following:

    • Individualized Strategy: IDEAsessions are tailored to each entrepreneur's business needs. Prior to every session, the selected mentor reviews your application to ensure your 60 minutes together will be as productive and helpful as possible.
    • Actionable Next Steps: We know that the first hurdle is just one of many so we aim to equip each entrepreneur with actionable next steps to help keep them moving forward with their journey.

  • Eligibility

    In order to be eligible for an IDEAsession, your business must:

    • Be organized as a for-profit.
    • Have a specific business challenge that can be addressed in a 60-minute session.
    • Be able to effectively and concisely explain the challenge in the application.

  • The Selection Process

    Applications for IDEAsessions will open in late Summer/early Fall.

    In order to be considered for an IDEAsession, you must complete the program application. Upon submission, your application will be reviewed by The Idea Village team. If approved, you will be invited to review the available mentors and their respective available time slots to find a session that works for you.

    Please note approval is based upon whether or not applicants clearly articulate what they are looking to accomplish during their IDEAsession.



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