New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

2019 Speaker Interest Form

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., is the annual business convening celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and new thinking in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village in partnership with Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, NOEW features speakers, pitch competitions, workshops, networking events, and panel discussions that support innovation and entrepreneurial thinking in the region.

NOEW 2019 will take place March 24-29, 2019 with citywide events happening Sunday, March 24th through Wednesday, March 27th and the NOEW Summit taking place on Thursday, March 28th and Friday, March 29th at The Ace Hotel.

In addition, the Idea Village actively recruits speakers with ideas to share with founders and start-up teams throughout the year.

Please use the form below to express interest in sharing an educational topic or 'lessons learned' that you believe would be valuable to future entrepreneurs, start-up founders, employees of scaling start-ups, and corporate innovators.

Potential speakers will be assessed on a first come first serve basis based on fit for the overall program, educational value and level of insight, degree of innovation and fit for the audience.  Proposals that focus on elevating attendees level of knowledge around a specific skill relevant to starting and scaling start-ups will be prioritized.

Presenters should plan for a 30 minute high impact presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.  Allowances for more or less time can be made on a case by case basis.  

Speakers not selected for NOEW will be considered for future speaking opportunities on a case by case basis.

This is an initial expression of interest only.  Not a full proposal.  Clarity and brevity below is appreciated.  The expression of interest should clearly identify and incite interest in the proposed topic, explain why this is innovative and important to the audience and why you are the right person to deliver this message.  

The Idea Village team will reach out to selected speakers to flesh out the topic before a final decision is made.

If you have any questions about the process, please email

We appreciate your interest in NOEW and the Idea Village and thank you for taking the time to submit your idea.  We look forward to seeing you at NOEW 2019. 


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