Wednesday, 06 October 2010 14:59
Louisiana Shrimpers And BP, Idea Village, YLC, PAR, Robert Scott
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Idea Village

This month, The Idea Village received national recognition for its efforts over the last ten years to build the necessary infrastructure to support entrepreneurship.

“Innovations,” a research journal sponsored by MIT University, Harvard University and George Mason University was released this week at Tulane’s Urban Innovation Conference highlighting New Orleans as a model city for innovation and entrepreneurship. The Idea Village is featured as a case study titled, “A Tipping Point for Talent” which outlines the steps to building an entrepreneurial movement.


Dr. Scott Cowen, Judith Rodin and Walter Isaacson each authored a lead essay and David Gergen responded to The Idea Village’s case study. Mr. Isaacson’s essay is a transcript of his speech at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

International Economic Development Council recognized The Idea Village’s 5-Step Approach to Cultivating Entrepreneurship by awarding it the 2010 Excellence in Economic Development Honorable Mention at the September annual conference in Ohio.

The Idea Village team has been busy reviewing the 195 entrepreneur applications for the 2011 Entrepreneur Challenge and it will announce the 2011 IVEC class November 1st.


From the Young Leadership Council

We want to hear from you! The YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series will celebrate its 12th year next spring! Help us make this year the best ever by telling us what bands and local performers you want to see. Click here to take our quick 7 question survey.

 Louisiana Shrimpers and BP

Local fishermen and residents, in association with the Louisiana Shrimpers Association, the Commercial Fishermen of America, and others have announced a Town Hall Meeting & Press Conference on Thursday, October 7, 2010 to discuss the scope and devastation of the BP oil spill on their industry and offer a new solution for restoring the coastal grasslands.


The agenda will include a update on the Louisiana fishing industry since the spill, personal commentary by local fisherman and their introduction of a solution for removing the oil which will help keep Louisiana residents working.


Robert Scott

Veteran news reporter Robert Travis Scott has been named president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR), replacing Jim Brandt who recently announced his retirement. Scott will begin his work at PAR on Dec. 1, 2010.


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