Edit ModuleShow Tags

Engaging Entrepreneurs

The Idea Village’s sixth annual “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Opening Celebration.”

Darryl Galde, Courtney Wilson and Jon Renthrope

Photographed by Jeff Strout

On Saturday, March 22, the city’s business elite gathered at the home of esteemed businessman, political strategist and professor, James Carville, known for his work with former President Bill Clinton. Carville and his wife Mary Matalin hosted the “Opening Celebration” for the city’s “Entrepreneur Week 2014” in their elegant Uptown home.

The evening kicked off Idea Village’s sixth annual New Orleans “Entrepreneur Week,” a New Orleans-style business festival featuring eight days of discussion, debate, education, competition and celebration.

Bringing together 5,209 individuals over the course of 138 events in eight days, this year’s NOEW was another smashing success for local businesses. Twenty-six local organizations joined Idea Village as partners to showcase 70 different ventures with innovative solutions in technology, water, education, food, arts, tourism and more.

Joining the Carvilles at the kickoff celebration were Mayor Mitch Landrieu, David Darragh and Tim Williamson, each of whom addressed the guests, a crowd of around 250 local business and civic leaders. Acme Oyster House generously provided New Orleans staple edibles such as a raw oyster bar, fried shrimp and fish, seafood gumbo and red beans and rice.
 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What:  “New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2014 Opening Celebration,” benefiting Idea Village
When:  Saturday, March 22
Where:  Home of James Carville and Mary Matalin
 


 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You Might Also Like

Why and How to Advocate:

Training JLNO Members to Advocate for the Community

Where Are They Now?

New Orleans’ First Councilwoman

Debbie in Bloom

Meet the New Bloomin’ Deals Manager

Diaper Bank and Milk Bank Partnership

Giving at risk babies the best start

Many Neighborhoods, One Purpose

Provisionals Join JLNO to Give Back

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Latest Posts

Real Wedding: Cambre - Saporito

Andrew Bird Gets Personal

Bird and Sinkane play at the Civic Monday

Staples

Or Why Granola Is Not Just for Hippies Anymore

Wediquette Wednesday: What do you wear to a formal afternoon to evening wedding?

Sips and Slurps

Short news items in small doses
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags