NOEW is produced by The Idea Village, a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans. Participants will enjoy over 56 interactive workshops, panel discussions, and social networking events. The list of headliners include Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, TPG Capital founding partner Jim Coulter, and political gurus James Carville and Mary Matalin.
The event will be held in Downtown New Orleans, with Historic Gallier Hall (545 St. Charles Avenue) and Fulton Street (in front of Manning's Restaurant, 519 Fulton Street) as key locations. Sessions are free and open to the public on a first come,first served basis. To reserve a spot, you can register now at www.noew.org.
On the last day, Friday, March 28th at 5PM, the week will culminate in The Big Idea, the world's largest crowd sourced funding pitch event for entrepreneurs. This outdoor festival will feature food vendors, drinks, and special discounts from the businesses along Fulton Street. Furthermore, entrepreneurs vying for your support to propel them into the final round of the competition, where $50,000 in seed capital is on the table. Tickets for this event are on sale now at www.NOEW.org.