Happy New Year! That’s right - The Idea Village is launching its action-packed 2012 Entrepreneur Season and looking for the next crop of high-growth local entrepreneurs to receive free, world-class consulting, mentorship and capital. Help us continue our city’s entrepreneurial momentum and join the movement!
Not sure if you’re a good fit?
The Idea Village will be holding 4 information sessions at our offices. Criteria for participation are also listed on our website.
Every Thursday from 5:30-6:30
Thursday, July 14
Thursday, July 21
Thursday, July 28
Thursday, August 4
The Idea Village
515 Girod Street
Click here to RSVP.
Do you have the next BIG idea coming out of New Orleans?
The Idea Village is seeking its next class of dedicated, high-growth entrepreneurs to participate in the 3rd annual Idea Village Entrepreneur Challenge (IVEC), our central entrepreneur accelerator program. Join the ranks of Naked Pizza, Cordina Mar-Go-rita’s, NOLA Brewing Company and Drop the Chalk and receive six-months of free:
Mentorship & Support: Executives-in-Residence [EIRs] are seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced executives who act as the advisors for IDEAxcelerator ventures, providing mentorship, guidance, strategy and connections.
Access to Networks: The Idea Village provides access to a network of local and national investors, mentors and professional service providers through over 75 events during the season, including The Big Idea Showcase, NOEW Preview, and New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.
Access to Capital: The Idea Village provides entrepreneurs access to local lending institutions, angel investor networks and venture capital investors through one on one meetings and competitive challenges. Select entrepreneurs will be chosen to present at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 10-16, 2012.
Exposure: The Idea Village has secured media coverage for entrepreneurs in Inc.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Financial Times, The Daily Beast, Times Picayune, CNBC, NPR and Bloomberg TV and others.
Education: Targeted training in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through IDEAinstitute.