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Local entrepreneurship makes national impact in March

The Big Idea at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2012

New Orleans has been receiving an overwhelming amount of press regarding our bourgeoning entrepreneurial community. The local community showed its support during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, and now, the experts from all over the country are weighing in. What you’ll see is that our presence within the business realm is no longer just growing or trending, but rather established and prominent. Take a look at some of the most recent coverage to learn more.


“How Louisiana is Luring Startups,” Time magazine

Time takes a look at how Louisiana has enticed new entrepreneurs to New Orleans with assets such as tax incentives and low cost of living, and, in return, the rise of the startup culture has helped the city flourish in several industries since Hurricane Katrina. The city’s success is evidenced through mentions of prominent startups such as Kickboard, SOLarchitects, Theodent, and Cordina Frozen Cocktails; the success of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week this past month; and growth of the film industry and entrepreneurship throughout the state.

“A New Orleans for the Future,” Huffington Post

A NOLAbound participant’s assessment on how New Orleans has changed since moving to New York City before Hurricane Katrina, the piece focuses on how the city has advanced, where there’s still potential to grow, and a life-changing experience.

“The Big Easy’s Business Leap Forward,” The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal assesses New Orleans’ growing business environment, attributing it to the success of the 2012 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week and progression within entrepreneurship, bioinnovation, technology, and film.

Post Katrina, New Orleans Rises Up With A Sustainable, Entrepreneurial Culture,” Fast Company

According to Fast Company, New Orleans has overcome barriers with the help of entrepreneurship and social innovation, specifically as the sustainability industry grew as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

“New O,” Tablet

Tablet features the new New Orleans as a hotbed for creativity and innovation, and specifically explores the way the city’s spirit and entrepreneurial rise has helped us overcome a “trauma trifecta” that includes a hurricane, oil spill, and global recession.

Adriana Lopez writes about the entrepreneurial community for NolaVie and Silicon Bayou News. She also showcases local start-ups through her non-profit organization GenNOLA. For more information on NolaVie, go to


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