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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2023 Now Accepting Speakers

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) 2023 is now accepting applications for speakers. This year’s returning event will run from March 27th to April 1st, 2023 and offers a
dynamic six-day experience with national and local industry leaders across startup/business,
technology, music, food and drink, and more. To apply or submit names for speakers, go to to fill out the speaker application form. All applications
are due by January 10th, 2023.

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is always proud to feature a diverse line-up of excellent
speakers that includes local thought leaders from the region alongside leading thinkers and
experts from around the country. This year’s themes that speakers are encouraged to share their
expertise on include:

● Culture Tech
● Climate Tech
● Health Tech
● EATrepreneurs
● SaaSy Entrepreneurs
● Future of Local Business
● Investing in Innovation
● Startups for Impact

For a full description of this year’s themes, go to Ahead of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2023, The Idea Village has launched a new podcast called Big Easy Ideas. Now available to listen on most major streaming platforms, new episodes are released weekly and are approximately 20 to 30 minutes long.. For more information and updates about new episodes, sign up for the Big Easy Ideas email list at

The podcast features a host of industry-specific expertise — from entrepreneurship to climate tech to Web3, and more — to inspire founders at all stages and innovation enthusiasts across New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and beyond. With a diverse range of talks from successful business leaders, startup founders, investors, culture bearers, and more – all recorded live at past NOEW events! – listening to Big Easy Ideas is a great way to get an early taste of what’s to come at NOEW 2023.

The first episode features Patrick Comer, VILLAGEx alum, and founder of Lucid, New Orleans’ first startup company valued over $1 billion (thus dubbed a “unicorn”). Other episodes throughout the first season focus on topics such as Louisiana’s position and potential as a growing tech leader, Finance New Orleans’ Resilient New Orleans Innovation Fund to support green infrastructure and resiliency projects across the city, the experience of founders building their up-and-coming startup from New Orleans, and more.

NOEW 2023 speakers have the opportunity to have their session potentially featured on
the Big Easy Ideas podcast next year.

The Idea Village

The Idea Village’s core belief is that entrepreneurship is an agent of social and economic change.
As an early champion of entrepreneurship in New Orleans, the organization has played an
integral role in catalyzing the city’s entrepreneurial movement. In addition to supporting over
16,000 entrepreneurs, The Idea Village has successfully elevated New Orleans’ reputation as a
hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business. By serving as a catalyst and developing
programs that provide direct support and education to founders and early-stage companies, The
Idea Village helps entrepreneurs build innovative and industry-leading companies that generate
revenue and jobs and help create a more vibrant, inclusive, and resilient local economy.


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