NOEW2015 is here!

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is here!

“New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK, is the annual business festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans. NOEW engages a dynamic global network of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, non-profits, students, and professionals to support growing companies and elevate entrepreneurial successes through eight days of discussion, debate, education, competition, and celebration. This year, NOEW will take place March 20-27, 2015 on Fulton Street in downtown New Orleans, and 10,000+ attendees are expected to engage through over 100 events.”

Today, Monday March 23rd, is also World Water Day, so once again NOEW kicks off with the Water Challenge. ORA Estuaries’ founder and 2014 Water Challenge winner Tyler Ortego will be discussing entrepreneurial opportunities in the water sector. Specifically, Tyler will be talking about recent successes and exciting opportunities in coastal restoration.  We’d like to congratulate finalists Don & Jon Adams (Advanced Berm Technologies), Mark Bernstein (Magnolia Land Partners), Dan Johnson (Greenman Dan Inc.), Gary Shaffer & Demetra Kandalepas (Wetland Resources,LLC), and John Tesvich (Riverbottom Tech).  Good luck!  Full schedule here:

On Wednesday March 25th, Tyler will be taking part in a roundtable discussion for the Innovation That Matters Summit hosted by the New Orleans Business Alliance and 1776.

Of course, Friday March 27th is the Big Idea.  Come out and support ORA Estuaries on Fulton Street!  Voting lasts from 5:00 to 6:30pm, and the top three companies go up on stage to pitch for the $25,000 grand prize.  We’ll be putting that prize money back in the water where it belongs with an exciting new pilot project.  Support coastal restoration: vote online today and come vote in person Friday!

For a detailed schedule, and to register, visit

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