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“This year, we are scaling locally. By engaging new partners, new industries, and the larger NOLA community, we are going to make entrepreneurship part of what we do.”

TIM WILLIAMSON CEO & CO-FOUNDER THE IDEA VILLAGE @thwilliamson

Welcome to the New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. Now in its 6th year, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is the platform that engages a dynamic global network of founders, mentors, investors, professionals, and civic leaders to help launch and grow startups in New Orleans. NOEW is the culmination of the Entrepreneur Season™, which launches each July. From March 22 - 28, 2014, through over 80 unique events, you will witness firsthand why entrepreneurship has become a catalyst for change in New Orleans – and why the nation is starting to take notice. As a recent Brookings Institution report revealed, New Orleans is outpacing the rest of the nation in entrepreneurial activity at 56% above the national average. Because of the collective efforts of the local entrepreneurial community, Forbes has called New Orleans the #1 Brain Magnet in the Country, #3 Best City for Tech Jobs, and #1 City in the USA for the in-migration of ‘Workers in Their Prime,’ ages 30 - 49. Additionally, Inc.com named us the “Coolest Startup City in America.” Even with all of these wonderful accolades, I am most excited by the fact that we are “scaling locally” – that we are instilling rhythms and rituals that engage the broader community to participate in the entrepreneurial movement. This year, over 19 partners will showcase 70+ startups from diverse industries, including water, education, food, technology, and 3D printing across a variety of innovative events. In addition, NOEW will feature a Youth Entrepreneurship Day with over 50 emerging high schools entrepreneurs presenting their big ideas. I would like to personally invite you to join us for the grand finale of NOEW 2014, The Big Idea at Manning’s on Fulton Street on Friday, March 28th. This is the world’s largest crowd driven pitch event, where together, we will celebrate 13 startups…New Orleans-style. Thank you for you joining us on our journey to make New Orleans a vibrant entrepreneurial community. We are well on our way...

Tim Williamson Co-founder and CEO The Idea Village

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MITCH LANDRIEU MAYOR CITY OF NEW ORLEANS @MayorLandrieu

“New Orleans is now becoming known as the city that embraces business and creativity. The energy displayed by all who attend NOEW reverberates throughout the country – and shows the rest of the nation how a city, once considered closed for good, has become a laboratory for innovation, change, entrepreneurship, and creativity.”

Welcome! As Mayor of New Orleans, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our city for The Idea Village’s sixth annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). I am thrilled that New Orleans is home to this premier event showcasing entrepreneurship and welcoming over 5,000 entrepreneurs, business executives, prominent investors, and MBA students from across the United States. New Orleans is at the forefront of the national movement embracing entrepreneurship with fresh ideas and new businesses. You are leading that movement and I applaud your efforts. New Orleans will serve as the perfect backdrop as you network, learn, and advance as leaders with renowned experts and accomplished colleagues in the New Orleans entrepreneurial field. I hope your stay here will be a memorable one and that you leave with new knowledge, relationships, and a unique, unforgettable experience. Sincerely,

Mitchell J. Landrieu Mayor City of New Orleans


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The JEDCO Entrepreneur Challenge

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Rosen Technology Fellowship Showcase

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Tulane Business Model Competition

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Urban League Women in Business Challenge Pitch Water Challenge Day

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Youth Entrepreneurship Day

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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week – or NOEW – is the annual weeklong festival of entrepreneurship that lures nationally-renowned venture capitalists, regional investors, and corporate volunteers, along with MBA student teams from the nation’s leading business programs, and emerging high school entrepreneurs to New Orleans to celebrate and support local startups and expose emerging opportunities. In addition to a variety of innovative pitch competitions, NOEW offers everything from one-on-one entrepreneur counseling sessions to specialized workshops on legal and marketing practices to networking happy hours. The Idea Village, a New Orleans-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans, hosts NOEW each year. The Idea Village is an independent organization whose attitude is best exemplified by its mantra:

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We [ex-pats] come home to New Orleans as often as we can and definitely for all the major holidays and events: Christmas, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest…and now NOEW. - Robbert Vorhoff Managing Director, General Atlantic

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Tim Williamson Co-founder & CEO

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David Darragh: Chairman CEO, Reily Foods Company

E. Tiffany Adler COO, Adler’s

Margaret Beer Marketing, IBERIABANK

Taylor Beery Principal, Beery Advisors

Michael Brown Vice-Chairman and COO, IBERIABANK

Allen Bell Partner, TopSide and Co-founder, The Idea Village

Kevin Clifford CEO, American Funds

Darryl d’Aquin President, CommTech Industries

Daryn Dodson Calvert Funds

Quentin Dastugue CEO, Property One

Michael Gollner Managing Partner, Operating Capital Partners, LLP

Sally Forman Author and Co-founder, The Idea Village

Bill Hines Managing Partner, Jones Walker

Sam Giberga Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Hornbeck Offshore Services and Co-founder, The Idea Village

Yvette Jones Executive Vice President of University Relations and Development, Tulane University Chris Laibe Founder, StaffInsight Merritt Lane President and CEO, Canal Barge Company, Inc. Ti Adelaide Martin Co-proprietor, Commander’s Palace Amith Nagarajan Co-founder, Abstraction Ventures

David Guidry President and CEO, Guico Machine Works James Hardy Life Science Commercialization Consultant Scott Jacobs Principal, Strategic Comp Suzanne Mestayer CEO, ThirtyNorth Investments Kenneth Purcell CEO, iSeatz

John Payne President, Enterprise Shared Services at Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Mark Romig CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

Wendell Pierce Actor and CEO, Sterling Farms

David Sylvester Partner, Fitzgerald & Rhodes, LLP

Tim Ryan Consultant

Jimmy Treuting CEO, Farm Dog, LLC

Warner Thomas CEO, Ochsner Health Systems

Robbie Vitrano Co-founder, Trumpet, Naked Pizza, and The Idea Village

Hugh Weber President of Business Operations, New Jersey Devils Tim Williamson Co-founder and CEO, The Idea Village Matthew Wisdom CEO, TurboSquid, Inc.

A special shout out to our all-star NOEW volunteers! Volunteers help us ensure that NOEW is a huge success and lots of help is needed.

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#NOEW2014 #NOEW2014 National business executives, entrepreneurs, MBAs, and globallyrenowned venture capitalists gather in New Orleans for NOEW each year to share best practices and celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship. The following representatives from Fortune 500 companies, prominent investors, and notable entrepreneurs are just some of this year’s headliners:

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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week has grown rapidly in recent years. As we embark on year six, over 80 different innovative events will make up the week’s dynamic calendar. Here are a few noteworthy ones that are new to the lineup this year: Destination Hackaton

This hackathon will use New Orleans’ vibrant hospitality industry as inspiration to experiment with new ways of engaging travelers by using the best of today’s web and mobile technology. Learn more on page 18.

NOEW Truck Stop In partnership with local entrepreneur My House NOLA and with support from Aunt Sally’s Pralines, Blue Runner, and Tabasco, NOEW 2014 will feature a food truck food court: Monday, March 24th – Thursday, March 27th from 11am – 2pm in the 700 Block of Lafayette Street, directly outside of Gallier Hall. Each day, the NOEW Truck Stop will include two or three different food trucks, with designated seating and tables for entrepreneurs and event attendees to mix, mingle, and grab a quick bite between sessions.

Youth Entrepreneurship Day Showcase Powered by Google for Education, this daylong lineup of activities is the culmination of three synergistic programs all focused on empowering students to do incredible things through education and technology. Learn more on page 22.

New Bienville Society The New Bienville Society was established by Walter Isaacson, CEO of The Aspen Institute; Jim Coulter, Founding Partner of TPG Capital; and Tim Williamson, CEO of The Idea Village. The primary goal of this inaugural meeting, is to bring together leaders, all with an indelible link to New Orleans, who want to reimagine the city as a 21st Century metropolis. The invitation-only roundtable will be facilitated by Isaacson, giving participants an opportunity to discuss what measures need to be taken to ensure that such a future is possible. Topics to be discussed include critical issues such as education, healthcare, transportation, energy, and the environment.

InvenTank

An intensive three-hour NOEW “mini-con” focused on commercializing inventions with an emphasis on licensing. Attendees will learn the five critical steps to successfully profit from their inventions and the pitfalls to avoid! Additionally, a panel discussion with licensees from large companies will tell attendees what they are looking for from inventors and how to work with them. Learn more on page 9.

Office Hours

UPS, Salesforce, Silverline, and PR guru Alan Weinkrantz will all be hosting office hours, giving local entrepreneurs the chance to meet with them one-on-one. Learn more at www.NOEW.org.

The NOEW Board of Advisors Meeting and VC Office Hours

NOEW Board of Advisors Meeting is a chance for past participants of the Coulter IDEApitch to connect with national venture capital and private equity investors and share progress and what’s next for their various businesses. Learn more on page 24.

Rosen Technology Fellowship Showcase

NOMA’s 3D Printed Design Contest

This initiative is a business development and mentorship program for highly motivated engineering undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and alumni from LSU to turn their promising ideas into new technology-based entrepreneurial ventures. Learn more on page 20.

This contest aims to encourage new forms of production of artwork made possible by 21st-century methods of computer-assisted digital fabrication. Entries will be showcased at Gallier Hall during NOEW, and winners will be announced at Hugh Evans’ Keynote on Thursday, March 27th. The best works will later be displayed at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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MONDAY MONDAY 3/24 3/24 Beyond Your Bright Idea: A Guide to Market-Driven Product Development | 9:00AM - 10:30AM All startups begin with one bright idea. Then the founder feels the pressure to come up with even more bright ideas and that is when things can go wrong. By maintaining a market-driven focus, you can avoid this common founder folly and enjoy the benefits (and revenue) of letting your customers drive the direction of your company. In this session, you will learn how to listen and truly hear your customers, how to manage customer expectations in a market-driven model, and how to translate customer requests into profit. @clearlytorrie | Torrie Adams, Product Manager, Kickboard

Proof of Concept: 5 days and $50 | 9:30AM - 10:30am Do you have a great business idea, but don’t think it’s quite ready? Don’t delay, start something now. Test that “million dollar idea” by starting something smaller. You learn so much about yourself and business by going through the process. In this session, Colin and Gerard will demonstrate how to flesh out and test a business idea quickly and cheaply using a variety of tools and hacks. @52Businesses | Colin Grussing, Founder, 52Businesses; @gerardramos | Gerard Ramos, Founder & CEO, Revelry Labs LLC

Taxes, Subpoenas, and Other Dirty Words: The Top Legal Issues That Entrepreneurs Should Know about | 11:00am - 12:30PM Developing businesses face a variety of issues with legal considerations. This session provides a primer on several important legal issues, both new and longstanding, that entrepreneurs should be aware of as they build their businesses. Topics covered in this session include: (1) The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding; (2) Founder’s Stock; (3) The Effect of Health Care Reform on Small Businesses; (4) Employment Agreements: Work for Hire, Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation; (5) Independent Contractor vs. Employee Status; (6) The Basics of Louisiana’s Open Account Statute for Unpaid Receivables; and (7) Bankruptcy Basics when a Customer/Supplier Files for Bankruptcy Protection. Mark Jeanfreau, Partner, Phelps Dunbar LLP; Alex Glaser, Associate, Phelps Dunbar LLP; Bryan Bowdler, Attorney, Phelps Dunbar LLP

PR Wishes and Digital Media Dreams: How to Succeed by Evolving Your Communications Strategy | 11:30am - 12:30PM Today, more Americans obtain news from the Internet than print and radio outlets, and nearly 20% of consumers obtain news via social media. Furthermore, journalist layoffs have scaled newsrooms back by 30% - placing added constraints on reporting. As traditional news outlets race to digital platforms to harness online ad revenue and readership, brands must adapt to a new integrated communications approach. This session will teach you how to create a press release that dominates search engines, how to communicate with reporters in the digital age, and how to develop shareable digital media and PR content. @ar__pr | Anna Ruth Williams, Founder & CEO, AR|PR; Blair Broussard, Vice President, AR|PR

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FAILURE FEST | 1:30PM - 3:00PM Failure - It’s one of the only things common to most great ventures. Because successful entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries of old ways of doing things, they encounter failure on a regular basis. But, it’s their response to these setbacks that ultimately lays the groundwork for their future success. During this panel, a group of local entrepreneurs will discuss some of their biggest failures, as well as the lessons they learned, with the hope of encouraging others in the New Orleans community to get out there, fail, learn, and thrive.

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: The JOBS Act & The New World of Raising Private Capital | 1:30PM - 3:00PM It’s a brave new world and you need to be prepared. In this session, Asher Friend and Britt Seal, Corporate & Securities Partners at Jones Walker, will discuss the new JOBS Act and its effect on capital markets. Learn how legislation and related new rules have evolved, how it impacts your business, and how the removal by the SEC of its longstanding prohibition on the use of general solicitation and advertising when raising private capital has disrupted the status quo. Asher Friend, Partner, Jones Walker LLP; Britt Seal, Partner, Jones Walker LLP

NOLA’s entrepreneurial activity is 56% above the national average AND 33% above aspirational cities - Brookings Institution

SMART PEOPLE SHOULD BUILD THINGS | 3:30PM - 5:00pm

Founder & CEO Venture for America @AndrewYangVFA @venture4america

Andrew Yang is the author of Smart People Should Build Things and the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, a fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for 2 years in low-cost U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Andrew has worked in start-ups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test preparation company that was acquired by the Washington Post and Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the co-founder of an Internet company and an executive at a health care software start-up. Andrew was named a Champion of Change by the White House in 2011 for his work with Venture for America and one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” for 2012 and 2013. He is a graduate of Columbia Law and Brown University.

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We’ve got a problem - young people aren’t building things. They’re not starting or joining innovative companies that are addressing crises in education, energy, or transportation. Meanwhile, in emerging cities such as New Orleans, Detroit, and Baltimore, promising startups and growth companies are desperate to attract the talent they need to expand. Andrew Yang, author of Smart People Should Build Things and Founder & CEO of Venture for America, will discuss the problem with the flow of talent in the United States and how his organization is addressing this issue and building a path to entrepreneurship.

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TUESDAY TUESDAY 3/25 3/25 Where is all the Money? | 9:00AM - 10:30AM Attendees will learn how to position themselves to get an approval when asking to borrow money. Topics covered in the session include: bank requirements for approval; the big 3 ”C’s” of lending - credit, capacity, and collateral; managing the big 3; and resources available to assist with packaging. Additionally, presenters will discuss a variety of financing options available such as venture capital, going public in an IPO, and crowdfunding. Attendees should leave the presentation with hope and optimism about their ability to find financing in this “tough to find $” marketplace. @Accion_TX | Jarrett Woods, Regional Manager, Accion Louisiana; Jon Atkinson, Finance Executive and Strategic Consultant, TruFund Financial Services, Inc

InvenTank | 9:00AM - 12:00PM In this packed 3-hour track, presenters will review the process of commercializing inventions with an emphasis on licensing. Attendees will learn the five critical steps to successfully profit from their inventions and the pitfalls to avoid! Additionally, a panel discussion with licensees from large companies will tell attendees what they are looking for from inventors and how to work with them. Pitch Opportunity! - Registered attendees will also be given the opportunity to sign-up to privately pitch their products to any of the panelists for licensing. Further information will be sent to registered attendees.

LED BY: @icaninvent | Lisa Lloyd, President, Lloyd Marketing Group, Inc. PRESENTER: Paul Thibodeaux, Partner, Frilot LLC | PANELISTS: Michael Antino, Merchant Media LLC; Michael Casey, Fitness Brands Inc.; Michael Miller, NCH Corporation; Michelle Murray, Partsmaster

Branding and Advertising the Right Way: Do’s, Don’ts, and Legal Issues in Promoting Your Brand | 9:30AM - 10:30AM In the age of technology and fast-moving media, entrepreneurs need to know how to brand and advertise the right way, and the legal way. This panel discussion will: (1) teach attendees about the differences in copyright and trademark law and show how these laws can help promote and build a brand; (2) discuss pitfalls in choosing a trademark, the clearance procedures, and a bit about registration; (3) demonstrate the necessity for creative thinking in choosing branding and product image; and (4) provide real world examples of creative product and brand marketing. LED BY: Lesli Harris, Member, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC PANELISTS: @peteramayer | Josh Mayer, Peter Mayer Advertising; @nolabrewing| Kirk Coco, NOLA Brewing

Using Social Media to Launch Your Startup: How to Expedite Brand Awareness and Engagement | 11:00AM - 12:30PM Creating a brand and generating “buzz” around something new is a major challenge for startups. This presentation will address one of the lesser talked about sides of social media marketing: going from zero to engagement and how to expedite the process. Megan will talk about practical, usable strategies and tools that will make a significant impact on how fast your message gets out, as well as discuss some common pitfalls of new brands online and how to avoid them. Megan will also discuss a “quickstart” guide for SEO that every startup should know. Bring a notebook. It’s going to get intense. @HeyItsMegan | Megan Hargroder, Founder & Strategist, Conversations LLC

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JEDCO Challenge (see page 19 for details); Tulane Business MODEL Competition (see page 20 for details); Salesforce-silverline happy hour (see app for details)

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Engineering For Social Good | 11:30am - 12:30PM In this session, panelists will discuss the engineering and the value of corporate philanthropy for companies of all sizes. They will address the following questions: How do you build a culture of philanthropy in your company?; Which corporate philanthropy models work?; How can you embed ‘social good’ into your corporate DNA?; How does corporate giving drive employee retention?; and How can you engineer your company for social good? LED BY: @silverlinecrm | Jill Harrison, Practice Director, Silverline CRM PANELISTS: Andrea Chen, Propeller; Liz Shephard, LifeCity; Nicole Alford, Salesforce Foundation; Katherine A. Jollon, Goldman Sachs; John Elstrott Jr., Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business

In Her Shoes: Advice from a Panel of New Orleans Entrepreneurs | 1:30PM - 3:00PM Leading women entrepreneurs from different fields will discuss a wide range of issues relevant to both men and women entrepreneurs starting or growing businesses in New Orleans and beyond. Topics of discussion will include: how they got started in their current ventures; past “failures” that may have provided the basis, knowledge and inspiration for their present success; sources of necessary knowledge (formal education vs. experience vs. mentors); what they wish they had known five years ago, one year ago, and yesterday; and, their vision for the future challenges to overcome in growing their respective businesses. LED BY: @GraffagniniLaw | Kristen Schorp, Of Counsel, Graffagnini + Associates, LLC PANELISTS: Kristen McEntyre, Tutti Dynamics; Cheryl Scripter, Bittersweet Confections; Jen Medbery, Kickboard; Lauren Thom, Fleurty Girl

Overlooked and Misunderstood Capital Sources | 1:30PM - 3:00PM Companies in startup or growth modes typically do not qualify for traditional bank financing. Private equity is hard to come by, and when available, requires the owner to prematurely dilute their ownership. Alternative financing sources are available and take many forms from purchase order funding and factoring, to hard asset loans and merchant cash advances. There are differences in how these programs work and which types of businesses can best utilize them, and it can often take a combination of all of these sources to make an entrepreneur’s vision for their company a reality. In this session, attendees will learn about what is available and gain an understanding of when it is appropriate and advantageous to use these sources, giving the entrepreneur more options to help them reach his/her goals. Kevin Laborde, President, Cash Flow Resources, LLC

THE BRAND MULTIPLIER | 3:30PM - 5:00pm

Senior Director OF BRAND STRATEGY Microsoft

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Michael Megalli is Senior Director of Brand Strategy at Microsoft where he’s led re-branding and product launch strategy across the company’s wide portfolio of products and services. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael led Group 1066, a New York-based brand consultancy which he also founded. Michael serves on the board of RISE Egypt, an organization that uses market-based social entrepreneurship as a means to build new solutions to Egypt’s critical challenges. He’s a graduate of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and Brown University.

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In a world of ever increasing choice, brands stand as the way that leading companies attract and retain loyal customers. But the nature of brand building is changing. We all have myriad new ways to reach and engage with customers, and this has created a world where any company – from the new venture to the established enterprise – must think differently about how it can build and sustain brand relevance. Michael Megalli will draw on specific examples and strategies that anyone can use to build strong, meaningful brands and drive business success.

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WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY 3/26 3/26 Pitch with Persuasion: How to Say What You Want and Get It | 9:00AM - 10:30AM To stay in business you have to pitch or sell something. At the heart of pitching is persuading, which means winning people over, getting them to like you and part with their money – without being sleazy. Désirée H. Young of VentureWalk will teach you how to make people believe and buy from you. Just one idea can make the difference between collecting money and being subject to collections. @desireeyoung | Désirée H. Young, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, VentureWalk

Software Development to Help You End Up With the Product You Really WANT | 10:00AM - 11:00AM Inspired by the headlines around the launch of HealthCare.gov and how that intersects with their experience launching products small and large, Peter Bodenheimer and Barrett Conrad will share processes that will help you avoid your own software product fiasco. By sharing the strategies and tactics used in their own projects, they aim to help entrepreneurs minimize risk and maximize the odds of meeting your own expectations and launching a software product you can be proud of. Barrett and Peter will share specific experiences from a combined 30+ years of software development experience to help you understand not only what to do in order to successfully manage a project, but why taking these steps matters. Attendees will get a look at the good, the bad, and the downright ugly sides of software product development. @pbodenheimer | Peter Bodenheimer, Partner, FlatStack; @barrettconrad | Barrett Conrad, Principal, CotingaSoft

StoryStack: The Role of Narrative and Story Telling in Your Startup | 11:00am 12:30PM In startup mode, most startups focus on the technology stack, while often overlooking the critical importance of narrative and story - what Alan Weinkrantz calls The StoryStack. In this presentation, he will drill down in the philosophy and methodology of building your startup’s narrative and story - and its strategic role in supporting business objectives. @alanweinkrantz | Alan Weinkrantz, President, Alan Weinkrantz & Company

Legally Protecting Software: Benefits, Pitfalls and Misconceptions | 11:30am 12:30PM Intellectual property rights are at the foundation of the software and mobile app industry. Accordingly, it is essential for every software-based company to have a firm grasp of intellectual property laws and how they apply to software. This session will explore the types of intellectual property relevant to software; copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks. They will discuss the circumstances under which each of these forms of intellectual property protection are available, how the particular intellectual property right is secured, and discuss the common pitfalls and misconceptions associated with each form of intellectual property. Michael Leachman, Partner, Jones Walker LLP; Blair Suire, Associate, Jones Walker LLP

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Urban League of Greater New Orleans Women in Business Challenge Pitch (see page 21 for details); Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch/ Creative Industries Day (see page 19 for details); YLC Wednesday at the Square (see app for details)

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Noise Cancellation: How to Block Out the Relentless Advice & Focus on What’s Really Important | 1:30PM - 2:30PM Do you feel like all you hear is the relentless noise of advice from everyone around you? Entrepreneurs are constantly the target of “expert” advice. How do you stay focused on what is critical to your business’ success? In this session Patrick Comer, entrepreneur and Federated Sample CEO, will discuss the value and challenges of the constant advice handed to entrepreneurs and give you the tools needed to focus on what is truly important to find success. @comerpatrick| Patrick Comer, Founder & CEO, Federated Sample

From Idea to App in 30 Minutes | 1:30PM - 2:30PM This session will take the audience on a journey demonstrating just how easy it is to get an app created, developed, and live on the Google Play store in just 30 minutes. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of Android Studio, Google Play, and basic Java in just half an hour. The session will followed by Q&A so come prepared with questions! @apptitudenola| Chris Boyd, Founder, Apptitude

New Orleans has the feel of Silicon Valley in the mid-90s - National Journal Magazine Capturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit and Keeping Cyber Content in Synch| 3:30PM - 5:00pm

Founder & CEO CYBERSYNCHS @TechCEO

THIS KEYNOTE IS PRESENTED BY Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Amos Winbush III is the CEO and mastermind behind CyberSynchs, the world’s leading universal data transfer and Synchronization Company. It all began when Amos’s iPhone crashed: frustrated with no simple solution, he took charge of the problem and created a universal synchronization company with global reach. Amos drives solutions. Just over 30, Amos is one of the youngest and brightest CEO’s in the tech industry. Amos views today’s world of technology as an ecosystem supporting innovation and valuing disruptors. Through his leadership and vision, Amos quickly grew CyberSynchs into the multi-million dollar company it is today. Understanding and devoted to providing technical tools and education in both rural and urban areas, Amos donates resources and technology to schools nationwide. He currently serves on The Board of Directors for The New York Urban League and The United States of America Congressional Awards Foundation. Amos continues to lead the CyberSynchs’ executive team on the path of high growth, revolutionizing the world of data synchronization for virtually any digital device. In addition to CyberSynchs Amos launched AW3 Media in 2013. AW3 Media is a media firm dedicated to developing compelling programs that share the global entrepreneurial journey. AW3 Media’s first developed series “Project Entrepreneur” debuted the winter of 2013 across BET and CentricTV. He is from Louisiana and lives in New York.

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Join Amos Winbush III, a Shreveport native and mastermind behind CyberSynchs, the world’s leading universal data transfer and synchronization company, as he shares his entrepreneurial journey. While Amos seemed destined for music stardom, his career changed course when his phone went blank during a recording session resulting in the loss of hundreds of contacts. He recruited two engineers on Craigslist and began CyberSynchs, which automatically backs up data on phones, computers and mobile devices. Today, at just over 30 years old, his New York City based company is an international, multi-million dollar venture. Learn how Amos led his CyberSynchs executive team down the path of high growth, and the motivation behind his latest venture, AW3 Media and Project Entrepreneur.

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THURSDAY THURSDAY 3/27 3/27 Entrepreneurial Deal Making: David Meets Goliath | 9:00AM - 10:30AM Entrepreneurship starts with recognizing opportunity. So how do you, the entrepreneur, actually land that opportunity? Wonder how your startup - with only an idea, website, beta software, prototype, or early products - can successfully create and negotiate deals with “Big Players”? Think you have no leverage? Then come to this talk! Rhett Weiss, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute, Cornell University

Techs & the City: How Startups Can Remake the American Downtown | 10:00AM 11:00am Urban downtowns across the U.S. are experiencing a renaissance and at the center of this rebirth are entrepreneurial tech and creative firms. This presentation demonstrates how cities can use entrepreneurship as a driver of urban redevelopment by presenting two case studies from New York City: Take the H.E.L.M. (Hire and Expand in Lower Manhattan), which awards grants to firms that commit to joining Lower Manhattan’s growing tech and creative community; and NYC BigApps, which awards cash prizes and other perks to tech developers and designers who solve pressing urban challenges through app and hardware development. Bret Collazzi, a consultant for HR&A Advisors, administers both programs on behalf of NYC’s Economic Development Corporation. Lessons are applicable to cities of all sizes, and relevant to the entrepreneur, policymaker, and citizen. @takethehelmnyc | Bret Collazzi, Senior Analyst, HR&A Advisors

Sprint with Startups: Rapid Problem-Solving with Ed Entrepreneurs | 10:00AM 12:00PM | Offsite: 4.0 Lab (Ip Building, 2nd floor) This two-hour event will bring together 5-10 early stage education ventures with up to 40 talented NOEW attendees to rapidly attack a key challenge facing the featured ventures. Whether your talent is coding, marketing, business development, or another superpower, combining it with a small team of other professionals will lead to dramatic progress for the startups in the span of a single day. Participants will walk away with a new network, a taste of the opportunity in education entrepreneurship, and new skill in rapid prototyping and problem definition. @4pt0schools | Katie Beck, Chief Operating Officer, 4.0 Schools; @mcandler | Matt Candler, CEO, 4.0 Schools

Getting Your Legal Ducks in A Row: Legal Guide to Attracting Investors | 11:00AM - 12:30PM This presentation covers the legal agreements and structures that entrepreneurs and companies should consider adopting to present an attractive investment opportunity to investors of various kinds. Certain investors look for specific types of companies and deal structures and entrepreneurs can make their company more attractive to investors by adopting the correct structures from the outset. With deep experience in Silicon Valley and the Louisiana entrepreneurial ecosystem, Mark Graffagnini will discuss the statistics behind what legal business structures are getting the most attention from investors of all types, from angel to venture capitalists. @GraffagniniLaw | Mark Graffagnini, Managing Member, Graffagnini + Associates LLC

What else is going on today?

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Rosen Technology Fellowship Showcase (see page 20 for details); 4.0 Schools Education Pitch (see page 18 for details); Chamber After 5 Happy Hour (see app for details)

What’s going on?


Tax and Other Incentives for Entrepreneurship in Louisiana | 11:30am - 12:30pm This segment will educate the audience about the types of incentives that are available to companies in Louisiana and to investors that engage with Louisiana companies. Panelists will cover the requirements for obtaining tax credits and other incentives from the perspective of the companies, the investors, and the state and federal government. They will also point out pitfalls to avoid in seeking and utilizing tax credits or other incentives, including the angel investor tax credit, R&D tax credit, digital interactive media tax credit, and quality jobs and enterprise zone programs. LED BY: Scott Whittaker, Member, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. PANELISTS: Brandon Lagarde, Postlethwaite & Netterville; Charlie Romaine, Louisiana Economic Development (LED); Arman Sadeghpour, Theodent, LLC; ; Dan Walter, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.;

What’s Trending? National Media Share Their Perspectives | 1:00PM - 2:00pm Glean unique insight from journalists who cover entrepreneurship in cities across the country for national media outlets. Reporters will share their unique perspectives on what’s working, what’s not, what ecosystems can learn from each other, and how local entrepreneurs can participate. @RhondaAbrams| Rhonda Abrams, Columnist, USA Today; @GrossDM | Daniel Gross, Business Editor & Columnist, The Daily Beast; @DKThomp| Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Louisiana Venture & Angel Capital: What the Numbers Say about Capital Raising | 1:30PM - 3:00PM The Louisiana Venture and Angel Capital Report was the first inclusive study of the amount of money raised by Louisiana companies in angel and venture capital. Launched in March 2013, the report now serves as the “anchor” document used by the Department of Louisiana Economic Development and the Louisiana Innovation Council as the barometer of capital availability for businesses in Louisiana. This presentation will discuss the 2011-2013 statistics, the benefits of raising capital in New Orleans, the challenges faced and what terms companies and investors seek in the market. For the first time, the report will also cover issues like valuation and deal terms. @GraffagniniLaw | Mark Graffagnini, Managing Member, Graffagnini + Associates, LLC

THE POWER PRESENTATION | 2:30PM - 3:30PM Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur pitching for seed capital or a seasoned CEO pitching for investments in your IPO, your presentation must address each of these essential elements: Clear and succinct telling of your story; Simple slides that illustrate that story; Poised and confident delivery; Assured and thorough handling of questions. Jerry Weissman, a Silicon Valley presentation coach who has helped more than 600 companies develop their IPO road shows, will share his methodology with the attendees of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week so that they can develop their own Power Presentations. @PowerPres | Jerry Weissman, Founder & President, Power Presentations, Ltd.

Rhonda Abrams

4:00PM – 5:00PM

@RhondaAbrams

For over 15 years, Rhonda Abrams has provided business planning expertise to literally hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses. She is the author of the best-selling The Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, now in its fourth edition, and several other business planning books. Her nationallysyndicated column on small business strategies reaches 20 million readers a week in over 130 newspapers. A popular public speaker, Rhonda is frequently invited to speak at conferences, corporate meetings, and workshops. She is a graduate of UCLA and holds a master’s degree from Harvard.

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Best-Selling Author and Columnist, USA Today

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FRIDAY FRIDAY 3/28 3/28 Baker Donelson’s Emerging Companies Boot Camp | 9:00AM - 3:00PM Baker Donelson invites you to attend its next Emerging Companies Practice 2014 regional boot camp series. This event brings together successful entrepreneurs, capital investors, and legal and accounting professionals for the benefit of the emerging company community. Attendees will learn the following: »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Corporate Formation and Taxation Intellectual Property Essentials: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents Labor and Employment Real Estate Basics Insurance Basics for Startups Contract Basics Tax Incentives for Emerging Companies Venture Capital

@Baker_Donelson | David Rieveschl, Shareholder, Baker Donelson; Klint Alexander, Of Counsel, Baker Donelson; Quin Breland, Associate, Baker Donelson; Warner Delaune, Of Counsel, Baker Donelson; Todd Giustiniano, Director, The Mclean Group; Ben Janke, Associate, Baker Donelson; Chip Leyens, Shareholder, Baker Donelson; David Rieveschl, Shareholder, Baker Donelson; Chris Sloan, Shareholder, Baker Donelson; Clayton White, Director, South Coast Angel Fund; Rob Wollfarth, Of Counsel, Baker Donelson

NOLA

#2

Boomtown in America

due to population & GDP growth - American Express

NOLA

Entrepreneurship has sparked the

creative comeback in the big easy

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PANELISTS: Jim Coulter, Archie Manning, Thomas Morstead, Terrance Osborne, and Susan Spicer

ThE BIG IDEA | 5:00PM - 8:00PM | MANNING’S & FULTON STREET presented by IBERIABANK The Big Idea is the world’s largest crowd driven pitch event for entrepreneurs. This outdoor festival will feature food vendors, drinks, specials, and discounts from the businesses along Fulton Street. New to the event this year will be the element of unlimited public participation: 13 local entrepreneurs will all be vying for the public’s support to propel them into the final round of competition. In turn, attendees will be able to cast their vote by giving a $25 chip to their favorite of the featured startups. Here’s how it works: »» Entrance to the event is $25, which gets attendees a $25 “Chip” to donate to their favorite of the featured entrepreneurs. »» At the party’s end, the three entrepreneurs with the most chip money (which is theirs to keep!) will advance to the final round and be eligible to win an additional $50,000. A local celebrity judging panel will determine the overall winner.

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SPECIAL SPECIAL EVENTS EVENTS New Orleans Entrepreneur Week has become the premier showcase event for the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and this year, over 19 partners are leveraging the NOEW platform to host innovative events. Each partner will have their own “stage� at Gallier Hall to highlight entrepreneurial talent across strategic initiatives in water, arts, education, technology, food, women in business, and youth entrepreneurship. Check out all the special events for NOEW 2014 in alphabetical order.

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Special Events


Thursday March 27th, 2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM Gallier Hall

@4pt0schools #EdPitchNOEW

4.0 Schools Education Pitch presented by 4.0 Schools

This year, 4.0 will introduce you to ten new education experiments and ventures that are building the future of school one piece at a time during their Education Pitch. Educators, entrepreneurs, and technologists have been in the 4.0 Lab hacking on ideas for teaching preparation, STEM learning, connecting curriculum and careers, and more. They’re ready to share them with you for feedback and iteration. $30,000 will be given to the teams with the most promise.

Participating Entrepreneurs: Smarter Cookie, Blank Schools, MakerState, and CultureConnect EXPERIMENTS-in-progress: Andrew Larimer, Positive Space, DreamSeeDo, and Hassan Hassan

NOLA

#2 FRIDAY March 21st, 2014 Start: 6:00PM SATURDAY March 22nd, 2014 All day Sunday March 23rd, 2014 End: 6:00PM Hyatt Regency, New Orleans

ASPIRATIONAL CITY IN THE USA based on economy, demographics, and quality of life.

- The Daily Beast

Destination Hackathon presented by New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation in partnership with CODEMKRS and The Idea Village Join the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation for the first ever Destination Hackathon! Taking place Friday, March 21st – Sunday, March 23rd, the Destination Hackathon is an engaging 2-day event designed to inspire the creation of frameworks for mobile applications that will ultimately benefit the New Orleans tourism industry. We’re looking for brilliant hackers, enthusiastic designers, and awesome computer programmers with big ideas to drive this exciting project.

Sponsors Include: Freeman, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, PSAV, and Rackspace

NEW ORLEANS ranked as one of the

BEST TRIPS IN 2014 - National Geographic NEW ORLEANS ENTREPRENEUR WEEK

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Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch/ Creative Industries Day

WEDNESDAY March 26th, 2014 1:00PM - 5:00PM Gallier Hall

Presented by The Downtown Development District in partnership with Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) and Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF)

@DDDNewOrleans @CANONOLA @culturaleconomy

Join the Downtown Development District (DDD), Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) and Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF) for the 2nd annual Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch. This pitch is aimed at identifying and supporting entrepreneurs that have a scalable arts-based project situated in the creative, architecture, technology, digital media, or film/entertainment fields that benefits Downtown NOLA. Come watch as local arts-based entrepreneurs compete for a prize package valued at over $25,000 in cash and in-kind resources! In anticipation of the pitch, CANO and LCEF will host two forums focused on the “Biz, Buzz, Branding, and Breakthrough” opportunities in the creative industries. Engaging local and national industry leaders, creative artists, and producers, emerging businesses of all disciplines are invited to participate in this dialogue on growing the profile and positioning of New Orleans’ creative industries. The forums include: » »

Creative Marketing Strategies for the Creative Industries Getting to Know Us – Creative artists/entrepreneurs in NOLA share how they’re building their creative practices using local, regional and national resources

Participating Entrepreneurs: The Creative Lab, CultureConnect, HereHear!, Matter Inc., and Where Y’Art TUESDAY March 25th, 2014 2:00PM - 4:30PM

The JEDCO Entrepreneur Challenge

@JEDCO_News #JEDCOChallenge

Hosted by the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission and First NBC Bank, the JEDCO Challenge provides local entrepreneurs with a platform in Jefferson Parish to showcase their early-stage ventures. Select entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch in front of the Jefferson Parish business community – and the winner will take home a business boosting prize package of in-kind business services and direct capital. The prize package is already valued at more than $35,000…and it’s still growing!

Presented by Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission and First NBC Bank

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Participating Entrepreneurs: Advano, The Collector, GetHealthy, MobileQubes, and Portavision

New Orleans is beginning to build interesting companies

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THURSDAY March 27th, 2014 1:00PM - 3:00PM Invitation only

Rosen Technology Fellowship Showcase Presented by Baton Rouge Area Chamber, GNO, Inc., The Idea Village, Louisiana Business & Technology Center, Louisiana Technology Park, LSU College of Engineering, and Step One Ventures The goal of the Rosen Technology Fellowship is to catalyze a vibrant technology community in Louisiana. Inspired by Ben Rosen and Roger Ogden, the Rosen Technology Fellowship is a business development and mentorship program for highly motivated engineering undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and alumni from LSU to turn promising ideas into new technology-based entrepreneurial ventures. Select fellows will be invited to present their business ideas during the invitation-only Rosen Technology Fellowship Showcase at NOEW. PANELISTS: David Hall (Revolution Ventures), Rimas Kapeskas (UPS), Roger Ogden (New Orleans real estate developer, civic leader, and philanthropist), James Pastoriza (TDF Fund), Ben Rosen (Sevin Rosens Fund), and Nick Wood (Kidron)

Participating Entrepreneurs: Applied Biopolymers, Cell Control, Electrochemical Materials, and Evisive

NO LA TUESDAY March 25th, 2014 1:30PM - 3:30PM

#3

Big City Winning the IT Jobs Battle

- American Express

Gallier Hall

Tulane Business Model Competition – Semi Final Pitches

@TulaneBMC

Presented by Tulane Entrepreneur Association Eight semifinalists will be pitching live in the completely revamped competition designed to better reward the practical aspects of what make startups successful – the ability to rapidly adapt to customers’ needs. The top three pitches will be awarded $2,000 and granted access to the final round pitches and a chance to win $25,000 and enter the International Business Model Competition as a semifinalist.

Semifinalists: ComeFail, CCC, Fleur de Latkes, InVision Biomedical, Million Dollar Scholar, Threadix, Tympanogen, and US Fresh Cane

demonstrate a real ability to across a variety of industries. - Miles Clements Vice President, Accel Partners

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WEDNESDAY March 26th, 2014 9AM - 11AM Gallier Hall

Urban League of Greater New Orleans Women in Business Challenge Pitch Presented by Urban League of Greater New Orleans

@ulgno

Join The Urban League of Greater New Orleans for the 2nd annual Women in Business Challenge Pitch, the culminating event of the Women in Business Challenge, and watch local entrepreneurs compete for the chance to win $10,000 in seed capital. The Women in Business Challenge is centered on educating and empowering female entrepreneurs in New Orleans. Research indicates that startup ventures steered by men have out-performed those created by women in annual sales, employment growth, and income. This Challenge elevates and empowers women to “go bigger” in their entrepreneurial endeavors in order to have the same performance potential as male-owned startups, with the ultimate goal of creating economic impact.

Participating Entrepreneurs: Diva Dawg, LLC, I Spa a Deal, LLC, Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles, LLC, and ZukaBaby

LOUISIANA

#4

MONDAY March 24th, 2014 9:30AM - 5:00PM Gallier Hall

@SELAwater #WCNOEW

Water Challenge Team: Miriam Belblidia and Jennifer Roberts of Water Works, and Grasshopper Mendoza and Steve Picou of NOLA Vibe Consulting

in the USA for Growth in Woman-owned Firms. - American Express

4th Annual Water Challenge Day Presented by The Greater New Orleans Foundation and The Idea Village Join the Greater New Orleans Foundation and The Idea Village for the 4th annual Water Challenge Day, an event highlighting the momentum and opportunities driving entrepreneurial activity, creating jobs, inspiring research, and attracting dollars for our globally significant water sector. Here’s the lineup of events: 9:30am - 11:30am: What’s Trending in Water? Discover how financial markets are recognizing and investing in natural ecosystem services and what this means for Louisiana, a state rich in natural resources. Learn how regions are aligning their water assets into globally competitive economic clusters and how this is building collaboration, fueling innovation, and leveraging investment. 12:30pm - 3:20pm: Opportunities Abound! Water — at the intersection of private, public and social interests. Network and engage with leaders who are transforming business, government, and academia. Learn about significant initiatives, developments, and opportunities in Louisiana’s rapidly growing water sector. 3:20pm - 5:00pm: Louisiana Proud! $50,000 Entrepreneur Pitch Competition Join us for the Water Challenge $50,000 business pitch competition, hosted by Harry Shearer, that will showcase four local entrepreneurs tackling flood protection, coastal restoration, rainwater management, and technology.

Participating Entrepreneurs: EcoUrban, iSeeChange, ORA Estuaries, and RiverView Construction

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SATURDAY March 22nd, 2014 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Youth Entrepreneurship Day

Invitation only

New to the NOEW lineup this year, Youth Entrepreneurship Day, powered by Google for Education, is the culmination of three synergistic programs all focused on empowering students to do incredible things through education and technology. An invitation-only initiative, Youth Entrepreneurship Day will feature three different pitch events:

1.

Presented by Google for Education

Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge Presented by Google for Education, in partnership with The Brees Dream Foundation, and The Idea Village After completing a four-month program led by Google for Education, with support from local entrepreneurial mentors, teams of six students from eight local high schools will present their technological solutions for problems that their respective school communities face. The winning team, as determined by a panel of judges, will receive a $10,000 grant for their school, courtesy of the Brees Dream Foundation.

Participating Schools: Cohen College Prep High School, Edna Karr High School, International High School of New Orleans, Isidore Newman School, Lusher Charter School, St. Augustine High School, and St. Martin’s Episcopal School

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The Junior Idea Presented by Junior Achievement After being offered Junior Achievement’s Be Entrepreneurial (JA BE) curriculum, select student teams will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during the inaugural The Junior Idea competition. The judges will determine overall program winners based on the teams’ business pitches and focus on creativity and future sustainability within the community. Winners will earn over $10,000 in scholarships, prizes, and unique internships. The goal is to promote the “next generation of entrepreneurs” and to ensure that New Orleans remains “the coolest startup city in America.”

Sponsors: JPMorgan Chase Bank, Chevron Corporation, Crescent Crown Distributing, LLC, and First NBC Bank

Hosted by: Lauren “Fleurty Girl” Thom and judged by an exciting panel of educators and entrepreneurs

Participating Schools: Archbishop Chapelle High School, Edna Karr High School, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, Mount Carmel Academy, St. Mary’s Domincan High School, and Warren Easton Charter High School

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The inNOLAvation Challenge Presented by inNOLAvation The inNOLAvation Challenge is an idea competition that challenges select teams of New Orleans high school students to develop a mobile application that solves a problem affecting their communities. The winning team, determined during Youth Entrepreneurship Day, will get their mobile application concept developed for live operation in addition to gaining access to technical service providers.

Participating Schools: Algiers Tech High School, Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, and Lake Area High School

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CAPITAL CAPITAL VILLAGE VILLAGE Capital Village is an invitation-only program that helps select New Orleans entrepreneurs prepare for a variety of innovative showcase events during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Over the past five years, The Idea Village has allocated $2.3 million in grant capital to support 57 entrepreneurs through Capital Village initiatives. This year, 19 entrepreneurs will be participating in three unique Capital Village events: Coulter IDEApitch, Demo Day @ NOEW, and the NOEW Board of Advisors Meeting and VC Office Hours.

COULTER IDEApitch Created in 2010 by TPG Capital Founding Partner Jim Coulter and The Idea Village, the Coulter IDEApitch is a showcase featuring select high-growth entrepreneurs in the New Orleans region presenting their ventures to world-class investors. Participation is invitation-only. This year, local entrepreneurs Dinner Lab, mSchool, and zlien have been selected to participate in the Coulter IDEApitch.

New Orleans is a special city, and now entrepreneurs have a collaborative network to help start and grow their ventures. National investors are starting to take notice of this strong entrepreneurial ecosystem.

- Jim Coulter Founding Partner, TPG Capital

Demo Day @ NOEW Demo Day @ NOEW is a fast-paced event focused on showcasing select local startups to an audience comprised of select local angel investors. Before this year’s entrepreneur presentations get underway, Jeff Pulver, VoIP pioneer, Co-founder of Vonage, Chairman and Co-founder of Zula, and an early investor in Twitter and Foursquare, will provide a keynote on growing a supportive and successful angel community. Participation is invitation-only. This year, local entrepreneurs APMT, education everytime, Maritant, MobileQubes, SNAP Real Estate Photography, and Your Nutrition Anytime have been selected to participate in Demo Day @ NOEW.

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Who’s Involved?

Jeff Pulver

Chairman & Co-founder Zula


NATIONAL INVESTORS participating in capital village

Miles Clements Accel Partners

Blake English

SVB Financial Group

David Mount

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Jim Coulter TPG Capital

David Hall

Frank Dalton

Taylor Davidson

Fulcrum Equity Partners

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Ventures

Revolution Ventures

Charles River Ventures

Annie Kadavy

Jordan Marye

Wilson Orr

Jim Pastoriza

Robbert Vorhoff

SSM Partners

TDF Ventures

Denham Capital

General Atlantic

Daryn Dodson Calvert Funds

Jonathan Miller

SVB Financial Group

Nick Wood

Kidron Corporate Advisors & The Kidron Opportunity Fund

NOEW BOARD OF ADVISORS MEETING & VC OFFICE HOURS The NOEW Board of Advisors Meeting is a chance for past participants of the Coulter IDEApitch to connect with national venture capital and private equity investors. Each of the select entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to privately pitch the full “board� of investors as well as meet with a handful of them one-on-one. The goal is for entrepreneurs to solicit feedback on the challenges facing their business and to establish deeper connections with the investors. Participation is invitation-only.

Bioceptive

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IDEA IDEACORPS CORPS Team: Matt Gunderson, Sharif karmally, zach knight, naoko miyamoto, david sagalov (team leader), & jesse silberberg Partner ‘Trep: 4D Supplements Founder: Jason Navarro

Team: ANNY chou, natalie coleman, evan coughenour, ross goglia, will lee, & bradford walker (team leader) Partner ‘Trep: Cultureconnect Founders: Samantha Diamond & Monika Smyczek

Team: alan barnes, dale beard (team leader), santiago kegevic, annie keyes (team leader), teresa lee, & margaret wu Faculty Advisor: Rhett Weiss Partner ‘Trep: Snap Real Estate Photography Founders: Darryl Glade & Kris Haug

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Team: Michael Barrera, kevin gordon (team leader), melissa gurdian, nic hanson, Billy mather & ryan murphy Faculty Advisor: Dr. Felipe Massa Partner ‘trep: cajun Fire Brewing Company Founder: Jon Renthrope

Team: chris darling, harman narula, miti sathe, felicia snyder, blake stanfill (team leader), & jimmy stone (team leader) Partner ‘Trep: mschool Founder: Elliot Sanchez

Team: selma alamin, emilia anderson (team leader), annie daskovsky, nick leverett, sarah robertson, & billy utt Partner ‘Trep: krewe du optic Founder: Stirling Barrett

NEW ORLEANS ENTREPRENEUR WEEK

PROGRAM

The idea behind NOEW was hatched in 2006 when ambitious MBA students seized the opportunity to spend their spring break in New Orleans working with high-growth entrepreneurs through the IDEAcorps program. In 2009, led by investment from the Economic Development Administration, The Idea Village decided to scale the impact for the community by engaging MBAs, national and local corporations, and investors to spend a week together in New Orleans supporting entrepreneurs. The “IDEAcorps Challenge” was rebranded as New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in 2010.

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FEATURED ‘TREPS

Over 70 New Orleans-based startups will be showcased across 16 unique events during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2014. This is a 28% increase in featured ventures from NOEW 2013. A product of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, these companies represent a number of diverse industries including food, water, digital media, technology, education, and arts. The following company blurbs represent 38 of the 70+ featured startups this year.

I’m getting to chase my dreams in one

of the greatest cities in the world with a support system that I don’t believe exists anywhere else. What’s not to love about being a ‘Nola ‘trep’?

- NOEW 2014 Featured Entrepreneur

THE infographics in this section of the book are all based on self-reported data from the featured entrepreneurs.

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APPLIED BIOPOLYMERS Jason Navarro

Alex Reed

Daniel Hayes

4D Supplements is the original, all-inone health supplement. Designed to be used as a pre-workout or anytime through the day you want a boost of “clean energy.” Their company goal is to make life better for everyone. 4D is “health simplified.”

APMT, a Louisiana-based spin-off from Tulane University, is a green-tech startup providing patented reaction monitoring and control solutions to manufacturers to solve a $100 billion inefficiency in the global $1.2 trillion per year polymer industry.

Applied Biopolymers LLC., is a LSU tech spin-out focused on the development of synthetic grafts and augments for skeletal reconstruction. The technology, developed by LSU students and faculty, addresses a critical need for biocompatible, absorbable, and osteoinductive materials with high efficacy in repair of bone defects.

Doug Ellis & Lucius Butts Athletic Performance Testing (APT) provides testing of athlete skills to help athletes improve performance. Their comparative analytics then enable athletes to develop a training program specific to their needs. APT then tracks their progress to ensure success.

To learn more and connect with this year’s featured ‘treps, download the NOEW 2014 App! Just search for “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2014” in the App Store.

Tiffany Napper Bats on Tees, known for creating stylish, NFL-approved clear purses, has developed into a brand that includes apparel, accessories, and handcrafted leather handbags. With a focus on details, they create affordable, statement-making designs to compliment a cool gal’s lifestyle.

Nick Moncure

Jon Renthrope

Rob Guba & David Coleman

BitBike leverages proprietary technology and their smart phone app to disrupt traditional bike share and expand penetration to smaller populations for profit, without subsidies. They will increase bike share access to more people for less money and only charge the people who need it.

Cajun Fire Brewing Company is a craft brewery in planning that seeks to add culturally inspired, diverse options of craft beers to the brewing scene. Locally inspired and creatively pushing the envelope, New Orleans has a craft brewery of its own.

Cellcontrol is the world’s leading distracted driving solution. Its patented technology implements a safety policy that is only applied to the driver, leaving passengers free to talk, text and browse.

The Big Idea

Coulter IDEApitch

Demo Day @ NOEW

Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch

Food Challenge

IDEAcorps

Rosen Technology Fellowship

Urban League Women in Business Challenge

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Water Challenge

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Justin Shiels

Samantha Diamond & Monika Smyczek

Brian Bordainick

The Creative Lab curates affordable, interactive classes to help you tap into your inner creative. Taught by local experts, these classes focus on art, DIY, and digital media --all taking place in Downtown New Orleans.

CultureConnect gives museums the tools to deliver rich mobile experiences likes tours, interactive gallery exhibits, or educator tools. We make mobile technology accessible so every museum can share their collections with a modern audience.

Dinner Lab is a membership-based social dining experience that unites up & coming culinary talent with adventurous diners looking for something different. We don’t dictate what the chefs cook, but ask them to tell a story through their menu.

Ericka Lassair

Stephanie Davis

Demetria Christo & Travis Cleaver

Diva Dawg is a locally made, creole style hot dog topped with crawfish étouffée, red beans & fried chicken, BBQ shrimp, and more, all complimented by a sweet & savory bun. It’s not a hot dog......it’s a creole Diva Dawg!

Garden District Bloody Marys are the true New Orleans recipe of Great Aunt Gladys, who served these classy but sassy cocktails from her Garden District home. Each reusable carafe is filled with 21 top-tier ingredients and features seasonal gift tags.

EcoUrban has offered the finest in quality landscaping, since 2007. Licensed and insured in Louisiana, they are the only local, full-service landscaping company specializing in sustainable products and eco-friendly practices.

Lorenzo Castillo & Spencer Gray

John Flake

Jack Little

e transforms the educational environment by empowering teachers and engaging students through music. e2 offers a subscription-based software that streams proprietary music to help teachers manage student behavior and increase learning time.

EM has developed a battery additive that triples lithium-ion anode capacity. The company has nine patents pending related to the technology and is actively engaged with national labs’ three multi-billion dollar customers for commercialization.

Evisive commercializes patents covering nondestructive examination (NDE) method and apparatus as applied to dielectric materials. Evisive has been active in research and development of inspection problems in advanced materials.

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Coulter IDEApitch

Demo Day @ NOEW

Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch

Who’s Involved?

Food Challenge

IDEAcorps

Rosen Technology Fellowship

Urban League Women in Business Challenge

Water Challenge


Alex McConduit

J. Patrick Crilly

Samantha Arcemont

FundDat is a crowdfunding platform specifically created for projects created in or about New Orleans. We take these projects and put them in front of the people who care about them the most... New Orleanians!

HereHear! connects you to the energy and emotion of live music by combining live streaming with crowd sourced photography. It will promote downtown’s live music scene while providing an interactive experience for residents and visitors.

iSpaADeal.com is a collaborative platform that allows merchants to affordably reach sizeable numbers of consumers and consumers in turn can enjoy great deals offered by various merchants.

Julia Kumari Drapkin

Stirling Barrett

Emily Marquis Vanlandingham

iSeeChange is a climate almanac and information service for the 21st century. Aggregated analysis helps clients make business decisions and save money by staying ahead of potential climate and weather risks weeks or months ahead of mainstream news.

KREWE is a N.O.LA. based and inspired company that designs fashion forward handmade eyewear for those with an individualized style and timeless aesthetic.

Locally Preserved specializes in preserving seasonal, locally grown produce to create all-natural syrups, ‘sweetless’ jams, jellies, and preserves with five ingredients or less. Their mission is to sustain farmers, create honest jobs, and allow everyday people to eat locally – EVERYWHERE.

Nicole Mackie, Rene Guzman, & Earl Mackie

Stephen Gilman

Chris Stuckey

MakerState empowers kids with science, tech, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills through hands-on after-school labs in six masteries: Engineer, Storyteller, Programmer, Designer, Impact Artist, and Social Entrepreneur.

Maritant.com is a platform that connects manufacturers and distributors equipment data with engineers & shipyards, creating a seamless design and purchasing process.

Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles has the BEST FRIED CHICKEN to the bone! A New Orleans original, specializing in Creole & Southern comfort food. Experience eating in a soulful New Orleans Kitchen or let Momma cater for you.

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Tippy Tippens

Sean Carrigan, Jason Palmer, & Mike Melito

Elliot Sanchez

Matter, of BirdProject Soaps, is thrilled to spearhead an inspiring design store + studio. ‘Frontier’ features beautiful lifestyle goods by New Orleans’ design entrepreneurs: soaps to sofas to perfume to sunglasses are all made thoughtfully with love in NOLA and collected in one space, ready for you.

MobileQubes is launching a national network of self-automated kiosks that allow customers to rent and return high capacity battery “Qubes” and continue charging and using their devices on-the-go. They make a dead or dying battery a thing of the past.

mSchool is an online platform that improves students’ math scores by helping teachers effortlessly personalize learning through games and video. The system analyzes over 250,000 data points to create an individualized experience for each student.

Tyler Ortego

Wayne Erdman

Darryl Glade & Kris Haug

ORA Estuaries is driving the state of practice in estuarine sustainability by using living oyster reefs to create truly multi-function, engineered structures.

RiverView provides a level of flood protection with the Aqua Flood Barrier with a simple concept to stop the water before it enters the building. RiverView offers both temporary and permanent solutions with automatic controls and internet monitoring.

SNAP Real Estate Photography is a media-tech company that creates world-class marketing content that is proven to sell real estate listings faster and at higher prices.

Nathan Winner

Thomas Stern & Brenan Keller

Collin Ferguson & Catherine Todd

Sugah is an online bakery. Sugah’s delectable baked treats are hand crafted fresh and conveniently delivered straight to your door. Tastes like it came from home “sweet” home! They will ship fresh, custom-baked goods nationwide.

Threadix will change the way people access events by marrying admission and ticketing services with wearable tech. Our custom apparel is more than a memento – it’s an event goer’s ticket, credit card, social media key, and discount card.

Where Y’Art is a curated community of New Orleans creators, artists, makers, and designers. Their mission is to connect these artists with the human beings that love our city, culture, and art. So discover, follow, and shop the art of our community.

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Coulter IDEApitch

Demo Day @ NOEW

Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch

Who’s Involved?

Food Challenge

IDEAcorps

Rosen Technology Fellowship

Urban League Women in Business Challenge

Water Challenge


Erik Frank

Scott Wolfe

Erin Reho Pelias

Your Nutrition Anytime (YNA), introduced in late 2013, combines innovative, distribution technology with fresh, healthy food to offer 24/7 nutritious meal solutions to corporate and healthcare clientele.

The zlien platform gives companies in the construction industry complete control over their receivables and bottom line by enabling them to use a security device (mechanics lien) to turn every sale into a secured transaction.

ZukaBaby is a gathering place for families seeking natural solutions to modern parenting that includes classes, support networks, and curated retail. Specializing in cloth diapers, baby wearing, and breastfeeding, we are changing the world one baby at a time.

Business industries of the featured entrepreneurs:

Apparel/ Accessories

Arts/ Entertainment

BioMedical Devices

E-Commerce

Education/ Training

Environmental Home Hardware

Environmental Solutions

Financial Services

Food/Beverage

Manufacturing

MOBILE ELECTRONICS/ applications

Multimedia/ Internet/Online

Real Estate Services

Sports/Fitness Services

Transportation

number of entrepreneurs

= in each industry

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AM

What time do you wake up?

Get to know our featured ‘treps!

BEFORE 6AM

We asked them a few questions; Here’s what they had to say...

25%

BETWEEN 6-8AM

66%

BETWEEN 9-11AM

When do you prefer to work?

9%

25 ‘treps

PREFER EARLY in the morning

the earliest a ‘trep wakes up is...

Where do you prefer to work?

49%

3:00AM

AT WORK

is this your first startup?

18 % ANYWHERE

at our cliENTS’

37%

Are you also the first in your family to start a business?

SAID YES!

(of those who are working on their first startup)

58%

3%

SAID Y E S !

how many jobs did you have before becoming a ‘trep?

6

8

5

7

4

2

‘treps

‘treps

‘treps

‘treps

‘treps

‘treps

had 1-2 JOBS

had 3 JOBS

had 4-5 jobs

had 6 jobs

had 7-9 jobs

had 10+ jobs

if you were born in the United States of America, raise your hand!

100% AMERICAN 33

Who’s Involved?


5 ‘ t r eps

What time do you go to bed?

said anytime

10Pm or earlier

27%

BETWEEN 10:30PM-12AM

After 12AM

52%

PM

21%

3 ‘treps

PREFER LATE AT NIGHT

%

1 5% at home

3% at A COFFEE SHOP

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

63 %

SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOMETHING GREAT

1 4% 9%

3:00AM

OTHER

82% 3%

said other

TO BETTER AN INDUSTRY

DO YOU PREFER STARBUCKS or PJ’s?

PhD

52%

college degree or in progress

24%

say neither or don’t drink coffee

3%

24%

HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE

9%

64%

15%

iphone or android?

to help others

14% said other WHAT IS YOUR HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION?

12%

the Latest a trep Goes to bed is...

24%

do you prefer to work 37.5% on a pc or mac?

MASTER’S DEGREE

62.5%

+25%

” on a ‘trep denotes they were born & Raised in new orleans.

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MEDIA MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Begins March 22” “NOLA startups seek to build on venture capital connections” “A Creative Comeback in the Big Easy: After years of stagnation following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is building itself a new economy”

“Lessons From New Orleans: Creating A Sustainable Business Culture”

“The Big Busy: A radical reset after the Katrina catastrophe is transforming the economy of New Orleans” “Business people in Latvia are looking to New Orleans as a model for building entrepreneurship”

“Silicon Bayou rising: New Orleans’ drive to be the next great tech city”

“The Big Comeback: Is New Orleans America’s Next Great Innovation Hub?”

“Let the Good Times Roll: Big Easy Kicks Off Entrepreneur Week”

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Media Highlights


CREATING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE REGION’S WATER ISSUES The 2014 Water Challenge is a collaborative partnership between the Greater New Orleans Foundation and The Idea Village. Congratulations to all 2014 Water Challenge entrepreneurs who are turning our water

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation serving the 13-parish Greater New Orleans metropolitan area. We design and lead initiatives that improve the region, connect donors to community needs, identify and support great nonprofits, and strengthen civil society. www.gnof.org

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A special thank you to the NOEW 2014 Host Committee Adler’s; Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC; Margaret and Ken Beer; Blackstone Charitable Foundation; Robert Boh; Kia and Christian Brown; Michael Brown; BusinessFirst Bank; Charles Carriere; Chase; Mr. and Mrs. George R. Cary, III; CenturyLink; Chaffe & Associates; Chaffe McCall, LLP; ChapterSpot; Kevin Clifford; Coca-Cola Foundation; Cordina Frozen Cocktails; Penny and Jim Coulter; David Darragh; Denham Capital Management; Philip DeNormandie, Rathborne Companies; Daryn Dodson; Downtown Development District; John Elstrott; Ernst & Young; Federated Sample; First NBC; Sally and Ron Forman; FreeGulliver; French Market Coffee; Frilot, LLC; Galatoire’s Foundation; GE Capital; Samuel Giberga; Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses; Michael Gollner; Chip Goodyear; Google; Greater New Orleans Foundation; David Guidry; Harrah’s New Orleans; Bill Hines; Maureen and Whit Huguley; IBERIABANK; IBM; International Matex Tank Terminals; Leslie and Scott Jacobs; Joel’s Catering and Events; Yvette Jones; Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère and Denègre, LLP; J.P. Morgan; Kabacoff Family Foundation; Kickboard for Teachers; King, Krebs, & Jurgens; Chris Laibe; Laitram, LLC; Elly and Merritt Lane; Leidenheimer Baking Co.; Limousine Livery; Ti Martin; Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Lewis Fund; Amith Nagarajan; New Orleans Business Alliance; New Orleans Business Council; New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation; NOLA Media Group; NOLA Brewing Company; Ochsner Health System; Roger Ogden; Operating Venture Capital; TDF VENTURES; Robert Patrick; John Payne; Perkin Family Foundation; Peter A. Mayer Advertising; Wendell Pierce; Place St. Charles; PlayNOLA Sports and Entertainment Group; Rick Rees; Donna and Benjamin Rosen; Rouses; Tim Ryan; Salesforce Foundation; Chris Schultz; Standard Mortgage Corporation; Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC; ThirtyNorth Investments; Warner Thomas; Jimmy Treuting; Tulane University; Hugh Uhalt; UPS; Jennifer and Doug Walner; Hugh Weber; Whole Foods Market; Ginny Wise and Kevin Wilkins; Matt Wisdom

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