New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Includes Community Events

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NEW ORLEANS  – For the third year, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week will offer four days of community-organized programs leading up to the March 26-27 NOEW Summit at the Ace Hotel in downtown New Orleans. The goal is to extend the event’s reach to a diverse group of New Orleanians.

The 30 events in 14 neighborhoods will include pitch competitions, STEM education, design seminars and programming for all interests. 

In a press release, Mayra E. Pineda, president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, expressed her enthusiasm for the project.

“We are elated to join NOEW in Your Neighborhood for the first time, and even more excited to highlight the stories of local Hispanic entrepreneurs to serve as role models for the community at large.”

Some of the events include:

  • Fund 17’s Bayou Bazaar, an annual open-air market celebrating local entrepreneurs, on Sunday, March 22
  • Sixth Annual Startup St. Bernard Competition, presented by the Meraux Foundation and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, on March 23
  • The Ada Lovelace Women in Technology Awards on March 24
  • A panel discussion in Spanish (translation will be provided) among three women in different stages of entrepreneurship on March 25

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is co-produced by Idea Village and Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business. The event will feature 100 speakers, including founders and CEOs of leading entrepreneurial organizations from across the U.S. Most events are free and open to the public. 

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