New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW)

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week




A celebration and showcase of entrepreneurship and innovation in New Orleans

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), co-produced by Tulane University's A. B. Freeman School of Business and The Idea Village, is the premier event celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of our city, showcasing emerging trends and innovations and strengthening New Orleans' ties to the global business community. Its aim is to educate, facilitate connections and bring our community together around what is next. 

NOEW is a week-long series of events, with community-organized events Monday through Wednesday at locations throughout the city.  The NOEW Summit, which features groundbreaking conversations with thought leaders and disrupters from around the country, occurs Thursday and Friday in downtown New Orleans. 

Focus on Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship

Focus on Founders and Founding Teams

With nearly 800 featured startups and $4.6 million in prizes since 2009, NOEW provides educational opportunities including cutting-edge speakers, pitch competitions, networking events, panel discussions and 1:1 mentor and investor meetings to support innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in the region. NOEW identifies and leverages emerging trends to catalyze a forward-looking group of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial teams, investors and business leaders.


Connect in a City Like No Other

Connect in a City Like No Other

In addition to being a showcase and celebration of entrepreneurship in our region, NOEW is both a vehicle for people with ties to New Orleans to "come home" and reinvest in our community, and a draw for new visitors to come to our region and make New Orleans an even more vibrant destination city for entrepreneurship and innovation.

For more information, visit Questions or requests for information can be directed to Rob Lalka, executive director of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.