New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

March 19-25, 2011

Participants

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During NOEW 2011, The Idea Village engaged over 1,000 of the best and brightest local and national minds to invest $1,023,946 in capital, strategic consulting and resources 475 New Orleans entrepreneurs.

IDEAcorps

The nationally award winning IDEAcorps program was developed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as ambitious, bright graduates descended on New Orleans, committed to using their entrepreneurial instincts to make a difference. To date, 556 people have participated in IDEAcorps:

MBA teams are comprised of 8 students and a faculty advisor. Each MBA team partners with an entrepreneur from the Idea Village Entrepreneur Challenge class on a critical consulting project. The 2011 IDEAcorps MBA roster included: Berkeley, Cornell, Loyola (New Orleans), Northwestern, Stanford, Tulane, and University of Chicago.

Univertsity of California-Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Univertsity of California-Berkeley, Haas School of Business
www.haas.berkeley.edu

The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
www.chicagobooth.edu

Cornell University, The Johnson School

Cornell University, The Johnson School
www.cornell.edu

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
www.kellogg.northwestern.edu

Loyola University New Orleans, School of Business

Loyola University New Orleans, School of Business
www.business.loyno.edu

Stanford, Graduate School of Business

Stanford, Graduate School of Business
www.gsb.stanford.edu

Tulane University, Freeman School of Business

Tulane University, Freeman School of Business
www.freeman.tulane.edu

Corporate Teams

Global companies such as Cisco, Google and salesforce.com, send teams of employees to work with IDEAcorps MBA teams and local entrepreneurs to provide business consulting, seminars and product demos.

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems
www.cisco.com

Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com
www.salesforce.com

Entrepreneurs

The following New Orleans-based entrepreneurs were invited to participate in IDEAcorps and IDEApitch during NOEW 2011:

Bideo

Bideo: Pike Barkerding
www.bideo.com/

The Durationator Company

The Durationator Company: Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Federated Sample

Federated Sample
www.federatedsample.com/

NOLA Brewing Company

NOLA Brewing Company: Kirk Coco
www.nolabrewing.com/

NOvate Medical Technologies, LLC

NOvate Medical Technologies, LLC

Rebirth Financial

Rebirth Financial: Chonchol Gupta and Xavier Cabo
www.rebirthfinancial.com/

SensPack

SensPack: Beau Babst
www.senspack.com/

Federated Sample

Federated Sample
www.federatedsample.com

Federated Sample (FED) is a market research technology firm based in New Orleans that focuses on bringing efficiency and automation to online sampling.  Started in March, 2010 by Patrick Comer and a management team that has extensive experience in the technology, targeting, delivery, and pricing elements of online sampling, Federated Sample has recently opened offices in New York, Los Angeles and Singapore and continues to grow quickly to meet industry demand.  FED knows that quality and speed are important, and our company is built around innovative solutions that provide the technical edge our clients need in order to ensure a quality sampling process. By utilizing our Managed Services program or by using our project management suite, Fulcrum, our clients gain global access to respondents while maintaining control and quality.

MiniVax

MiniVax

Pneumonia often attacks patients with impaired immune systems, especially those with HIV/AIDS, premature or severely malnourished children, the elderly, those who are receiving chemotherapy for cancer treatment, and others undergoing solid organ or bone marrow transplantation. Among these pneumonias, Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a fungal infection that occurs frequently.  PCP can result in respiratory failure and death.  This pneumonia is so common that at-risk individuals receive regular antibiotics to prevent it.  Unfortunately, antibiotics are plagued by side-effects, costly, and are often ineffective. A major shortcoming of current prevention/treatment is patient inconvenience, toxicity, and the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of PCP. For these reasons, the healthcare market has a strong need for new prevention and treatment options for patients at risk for developing PCP. Currently there are no vaccines available for fungal infections such as those that appear in patients with impaired immunity. MiniVax, a spin-out from LSU, is developing a novel, patent pending, vaccine platform to prevent PCP infection.  MiniVax has developed both novel antigens as well as innovative vaccine platforms to target the patients at greatest risk of this infection.  PCP is an initial focus but will be expanded into other opportunistic fungal infections as well.

Naked Pizza

Naked Pizza
www.nakedpizza.biz

Naked Pizza is a prototypical post-recession, post-mass media business.  In reality, a social media company that happens to sell pizza.
The idea that was to become Naked Pizza was designed in a building affectionately referred to as “the lab” - a 496 square foot cinder block structure in New Orleans that took six feet of water when the levees failed following Hurricane Katrina.  Naked Pizza was formally launched in the fall of 2009 with a mission to reinvent fast-food demonstrating, by example, that this culturally ubiquitous industry could be part of the solution for the global epidemic of obesity and chronic disease attributable to diet.  While the recipe is based on the latest nutritional science, the taste is all pizza - saucy, cheesy, still round, still comes in a square box, and made universally accessible by the Trojan horse of the $60 billion global carryout and delivery pizza industry and its proven, popular, disciplined, and scalable business model. 
For Naked Pizza, mission and profit are inseparable because you can’t save the whales if you can’t afford the boat. 
Since its launch 17 months ago, Naked Pizza has secured the backing of two billionaire investors, earned international media coverage for its ground-breaking use of social media, attracted over 6000 franchising inquiries and today, has more than 450 stores under contract around the world with 70 scheduled to be opened by the end of 2011.  It employs more than 40 people in its New Orleans-based headquarters and helped to create more than 250 jobs and $5 million in new construction in 2010.  Naked Pizza’s goal is cultural influence:  Just as the bank robber robbed banks because that’s where the money is, Naked Pizza has hacked into fast-food because that’s where the “billions and billions’ are served.

NOvate Medical Technologies, LLC

NOvate Medical Technologies, LLC

NOvate Medical Technologies is a New Orleans-based medical device development company focused on commercializing low-cost medical products. NOvate’s first product offering, SafeSnip, is aimed at decreasing healthcare costs and increasing standards of care while addressing global health issues. SafeSnip is a disposable obstetric device that simultaneously cuts, clamps, and shields the umbilical cord from infection. The core technology, developed at Tulane University by a team of Biomedical Engineers, will become the foundation of a differentiated product line to provide front-line neonatal diagnostics, infant tracking, and umbilical cord blood collection.

Spa Workshop

Spa Workshop
www.spaworkshop.com

Spa Workshop promotes health and rejuvenation with water by bringing the latest technology to traditional spa treatments.

Spa Workshop’s TAG Shower products are multi-headed showers controlled by computerized technology.  The patent-pending valve system delivers shower experiences based on centuries of European hydrotherapy tradition.  At the tap of a touchscreen, a guest selects shower experiences that invigorate them, reduce stress, relieve muscle tension, reduce cellulite, or a custom treatment unique to that shower.

MSN Money states about the TAG Shower, “Think of it as your own personal massage therapist and a custom work of art.”

Clients with TAG Showers include the Spas at the Broadmoor Hotel, The Coeur d’Alene Resort, and Tucker’s Point in Bermuda.  These properties recouped the cost of the shower in 18-24 months and market their TAG Showers as distinguishing signature elements.

Spa Workshop is now looking for investment to expand the sales of the TAG Shower to the world luxury spa market and to mass market shower products targeting day spas and residential customers.

Professional Network Participants

The all-star events, accommodations and tools to help us spread the news about New Orleans Entrepreneur Week are made possible by a dynamic group of professionals in the New Orleans community. A warm thank you from The Idea Village for believing in us and making all of those pieces come to life!

ARB Meetings and Events

ARB Meetings and Events
www.arbmeetings.com

Calliope Consulting Group

Calliope Consulting Group
www.calliopeconsultinggroup.com

The Calliope Consulting Group members reflect the young, energized, creative trend that is becoming the hallmark of post-Katrina New Orleans. Founded in 2009 by Josh Friedmann, this young group has experience with new (as well as old) marketing and promotion trends.

Collaborative for Enterprise Development

Collaborative for Enterprise Development
www.cednola.com

The Ehrhardt Group

The Ehrhardt Group
www.theehrhardtgroup.org

Entergy Innovation Center

Entergy Innovation Center
www.entergyinnovationcenter.org

Fisher Zucker

Fisher Zucker
www.fisherzucker.com

FSC Interactive

FSC Interactive
www.fscinteractive.com

Gambit New Orleans

Gambit New Orleans
www.bestofneworleans.com

Knudr, LLC

Knudr, LLC
www.knudr.com

Malcolm M. Dienes, LLC

Malcolm M. Dienes, LLC
www.mmdcpa.net

Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark
www.makersmark.com

New Orleans Tech

New Orleans Tech
neworleanstech.net

Project Homecoming

Project Homecoming
projecthomecoming.net

Sponsors

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is brought to life by our tireless supporters and those who believe in the power of innovation. The Idea Village would like to thank the following generous believers in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week for their unflagging support, and for making it all possible:

The City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans
www.nola.gov

Penny and Jim Coulter

Penny and Jim Coulter

Downtown Development District

Downtown Development District
www.neworleansdowntown.com

The Downtown Development District of New Orleans (DDD) was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1974 as the nation’s first assessment-based business improvement district (BID) to provide enhanced services in economic development, cleaning and safety.

EDA

EDA
www.eda.gov

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) was established under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 3121), as amended, to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the United States.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs
www.goldmansachs.com/Small-Business

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help create jobs and economic opportunity in the United States. The initiative will unlock the growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, mentors and networks, and financial capital.

Google

Google
www.google.com

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world’s largest search engine - an easy-to-use free service that usually returns relevant results in a fraction of a second.

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Greater New Orleans Foundation
www.gnof.org

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Every day, the Foundation joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with our family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $100 million in our region since it opened its doors over 25 years ago to respond to community needs.

HP

HP
www.hp.com

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.

Jones Walker

Jones Walker
www.joneswalker.com

Since our inception in 1937, Jones Walker has grown over the past several decades in size and scope to become one of the largest law firms in the Gulf South. We serve local, regional, national, and international business interests in a wide range of markets and industries. Today, we have nearly 300 attorneys in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

Kevin Clifford Family

Kevin Clifford Family

Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation

Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
www.louisianahelp.org

LDRF is a people-first organization. Our staff works directly with those impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita to learn first-hand about their needs, strengths and aspirations.

Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit

Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit
www.doa.louisiana.gov/CDBG/dr/drhome.htm

The Disaster Recovery Unit within the Division of Administration’s Office of Community Development is dedicated to helping Louisiana’s citizens recovery from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. As the state’s central point for hurricane recovery, the OCD-DRU manages the most extensive rebuilding effort in American history, working closely with local, state and federal partners to ensure that Louisiana recovers safer, stronger and smarter than before.

Naked Pizza

Naked Pizza
www.nakedpizza.biz

Naked Pizza has a mission to change the nutritional profile of fast food through an all-natural pizza and the leveraging of the $44 billion global carryout and delivery pizza industry as a Trojan horse, has more than 350 stores under contract. Naked Pizza launched its franchise company one year ago with backing from influential investors and international attention for its success with social media.

Tulane University

Tulane University
www.tulane.edu

Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane offers degrees in architecture, business law, liberal arts, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.

The Brees Dream Foundation

The Brees Dream Foundation
www.drewbrees.com

French Market Coffee

French Market Coffee
www.frenchmarketcoffee.com

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints

Mary Wisdom Freedom Foundation

Mary Wisdom Freedom Foundation

RosaMary Foundation

RosaMary Foundation

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC
www.bakerdonelson.com

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company
www.gulfbank.com

Limousine Livery

Limousine Livery
www.limolivery.com

Thirty North Investments

Thirty North Investments
www.thirtynorth.com

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Lane

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Lane

4.0 Schools

4.0 Schools
www.4pt0.org

Acme Oyster House

Acme Oyster House
www.acmeoyster.com

Greater New Orleans, Inc

Greater New Orleans, Inc
gnoinc.org

New Orleans Hornets

New Orleans Hornets

The Laitram Corporation

The Laitram Corporation
www.laitram.com

Regions Bank

Regions Bank
www.regions.com

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Beer

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Beer

David Darragh Family Foundation

David Darragh Family Foundation

James R. Moffett Family Foundation

James R. Moffett Family Foundation

Big Easy Blends

Big Easy Blends
www.bigeasyblends.com

Drop the Chalk

Drop the Chalk
www.dropthechalk.com

Kracke Consulting

Kracke Consulting
www.sarahkracke.com

Tutti Dynamics

Tutti Dynamics
www.tuttidynamics.com

Premier Partners