Engaging 3, 300+ individuals supply money to 10 of New Orleans’ hottest brand-new startups, The Blackstone Big Idea may be the culmination of brand new Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK.
Annually, NOEW comes to an in depth as thousands gather on Fulton Street when it comes to Big Idea, a crowd-driven pitch extravaganza featuring 10 for the next big suggestions to emerge from New Orleans. Making use of voting chips, attendees spend money on their most favorite associated with the featured startups because they experience the entrepreneurial action firsthand.
This year's event will need place on Fulton Street on Friday, March 18th from 6pm - 8pm. Voting chips are just $25 – and also this 12 months there is no limitation on the amount of potato chips you can buy. Purchase your preferred associated with the showcased startups by allocating your voting chips to those business owners’ designated collection containers, while you go through the regional entrepreneurial movement firsthand. The three business owners to get the essential chips will go on to make their pitch to a panel of celebrity judges just who decide the entire winner and recipient regarding the $25, 000 grand award.
You will get a say in who makes it towards Big tip! This season, The Idea Village is integrating with NOLA.com visitors to pick the 10 huge concept members. Twenty applicants will receive individualized profiles on NOLA.com, where visitors can vote regarding entrepreneur(s) they believe should succeed to Fulton Street. The 10 businesses for probably the most on line ballots will likely be unveiled on Monday, March 7th after which go on to pitch their ideas before several thousand spectators on March eighteenth. The 10 finalists will get mentorship from earlier Big Idea members.
A new comer to the top Idea this season, may be the THEN, a VIP experience throughout the occasion for The Idea Village’s sponsors and donors. As a thanks for assisting us keep NOEW no-cost the community, the following will feature unique off-menu refreshments products from a number of the hottest restaurants around town, along with the next huge regional musicians and performers. Come drink, see, and sample some of the most exciting brand new trends in New Orleans.