Registration for the 2013 Entrepreneur Season is officially open! The 2012 Entrepreneur Season was
very impactful with 697 entrepreneurs receiving direct support through education and acceleration
initiatives, and we are ready to start again and do more! Check out this video to see all the action!
With expanded program offerings, from now through March, 2013 The Idea Village will connect over
1,000 New Orleans-based entrepreneurs with 3,000 professionals, MBAs, investors, corporate leaders,
and global luminaries who will deliver direct support by providing strategic consulting, seed capital, and
in-kind resources.

2013 program highlights include:

Education Services:

  • IDEAinstitute is an entrepreneur education program comprised of entrepreneur training workshops, roundtable discussions, and a keynote speaker series. IDEAinstitute sessions are free and open to all entrepreneurs registered with the Idea Village.

Strategic Consulting

  • IDEAxcelerator is an intensive six-month business accelerator program for 15-20 high growth ventures that is customized to each entrepreneur’s needs and includes setting operational goals, providing business strategy, marketing support, and financial guidance. The application process for IDEAxcelerator is highly competitive and is open until 11:59pm CT on Friday, August 31, 2012.
  • IDEAsessions are one-on-one two hour brainstorms to provide strategic guidance around a specific business challenge or assistance to help entrepreneurs develop, refine, and strengthen their investment pitches.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The 2013 Season will culminate in the fifth annual New Orleans Entrepreneur
Week (NOEW), March 16-22, 2013.

Ready to get involved? Click here to access the Entrepreneur Portal and apply for this year’s programs.