The headlining speakers for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week aren’t ones to step away from a challenge. With COVID-19 still lingering across the country and canceling events left and right, the annual event found a way to improvise.
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is the premier event celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of New Orleans, showcasing emerging trends and innovations, and connecting the city’s startup community to the cutting edge of global business. Produced by The Idea Village, NOEW’s mission is to educate, facilitate connections, inspire action and bring the community together around what is next and what is possible.
Pivoting amid the pandemic and launching a new, globally accessible online event, NOEW has curated an engaging weeklong digital experience that unites entrepreneurs, job seekers, local leaders, and investors in a celebration of the city’s resilient entrepreneurial spirit and activity.
Returning for its 12th year, NOEW just recently announced a lineup of headline speakers who will shed light and break down barriers, all for the first time ever on a virtual stage.
This year’s slate of virtual events will feature a focus on the themes of community resilience, future-proofing New Orleans, creating equitable systems, New Orleans’ cultural and entrepreneurial landscape, and the region’s startup community, among others.
“From people interested in learning about the future of business in New Orleans to current and future founders to those looking for job opportunities, NOEW is an incredible community resource that offers a platform for the exchange of ideas,” said Brenna Kane, COO of The Idea Village.
Taking place March 22 – 26. NOEW 2021 will host over 60 sessions featuring notable speakers from a variety of backgrounds: Chef Nina Compton – Chef and restaurateur, Christina Wallace – Harvard Business School lecturer, and Brad Feld – Managing director of Foundry Group, just to name a few.
Additionally, NOEW is partnering with GNO Inc. to connect job-seeking attendees with local tech and innovation companies that are recruiting from virtual booths in the WorkNOLA Talent Den.
All NOEW virtual events are free to join, and tickets can be accessed at www.NOEW.org.
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