New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW)

A celebration and showcase of entrepreneurship and innovation in New Orleans

March 25-29, 2019

The 11th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and produced by Tulane University's A. B. Freeman School of Business and The Idea Village, is a weeklong series of events celebrating business, innovation and entrepreneurship in New Orleans.

The marquee partnership of Tulane University and The Idea Village brings together two of the city’s most powerful champions of entrepreneurs. Together our expertise and networks will elevate the conversation at NOEW, expand its reach and build connections between the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem and the region’s core economic assets.

NOEW 2019 will take place March 25 to 29, with community organized events Monday through Wednesday at locations throughout the city.  The NOEW Summit, which will feature groundbreaking conversations with thought leaders and disrupters from around the country, will occur Thursday and Friday at the Ace Hotel New Orleans. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Advance registration is available at  

Focus on Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship

Focus on Founders and Founding Teams

With 760 featured startups and $4.3M in prizes since 2009, NOEW provides educational opportunities including cutting-edge speakers, pitch competitions, networking events, panel discussions and 1:1 VIP mentor and investor meetings to support innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in the region. NOEW 2019 will identify and leverage emerging trends and catalyze a forward-looking group of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial teams, investors and business leaders.


Spotlight on Entrepreneurial Hospitality and Big Data

Spotlight on Entrepreneurial Hospitality and Big Data

In 2019, NOEW will explore timely topics such as entrepreneurial hospitality (including state-of-the-art ways to create an exceptional customer/user experience) and the use of big data to drive innovation.

Connect in a City Like No Other

Connect in a City Like No Other

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.

Questions or requests for information can be directed to Program Manager, Erica Neely.