Events Calendar

New Orleans Mini Maker Faire

10am - 5pm

The Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University
Tulane University, 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the maker community in New Orleans and the surrounding region. The inaugural event was held on April 5, 2014, and was attended by over 1,000 people. As the event grows, our mission is to continue to seek out and showcase the culture of art, design, and Do-it-yourself that has made New Orleans one of America’s unique cities.

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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW)

03/20/2015 - 03/27/2015

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK, is the annual festival celebrating business, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village, 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.

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JEDCO Challenge

2pm- - 5pm

Southport Hall
200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans, LA 70121
(504) 835-2903

Apply online. The application opens November 6, 2014. Deadline to apply is December 12, 2014.

Through a rigorous review process, JEDCO will narrow down the applicants to 10 for the semifinal round. Interviews for that portion of the competition will happen in early January.

Our panel of experts will help us choose our finalists, some of which will also be eligible for the Big Idea pitch.

Our finalists will prepare for their pitch and submit a business plan in advance of the competition.

Finalists will have a table to showcase their product at the 2015 JEDCO Challenge. The audience and judges get 30 minutes to browse.

Finalists will have just seven minutes to pitch their ventures to a panel of Jefferson Parish business leaders and a live audience.

The judges and the audience will choose a winner.

The winning pitch receives $20,000 in cash and additional in-kind business services to help grow their company locally.

Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

04/10/2015 - 04/12/2015

NOLA Motorsports
11075 Nicolle Blvd Avondale, LA 70094
(504) 302-4875

The first ever Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana is hosted at NOLA Motorsports Park, in Avondale, Louisiana. This three-day weekend festival will attract party-goers from all over the world to witness this first-time action packed event. The newly designed NOLA Motorsports Park facility will feature a 2.67-mile track with 13 turns that incorporate passing zones suitable for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy Series. This event promises to offer outstanding racing, local New Orleans flare and family-friendly activities for all of those that attend.

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2015 Super Region Canvas: A Benchmarking Workshop

04/19/2015 - 04/21/2015

Greater Phoenix (PHX) and Tucson (TUS) regions of Arizona

In 2009, business leaders in the Baton Rouge Area, led by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), and Greater New Orleans, led by Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), developed the Southeast Super-Region Committee (SRC). The SRC is an unprecedented partnership that works to foster cooperation for mutual economic benefit between the Baton Rouge Area, Greater New Orleans, and the Houma-Thibodaux region.

In order to understand more about how our regions can work together, and observe best practices that can be implemented in our communities, the SRC will host the 2015 Super Region Canvas: A Benchmarking Workshop, in the Greater Phoenix and Tucson regions of Arizona in April 2015.

SRC Trip


The 2015 Satellite Center Video & Animation Festival (SCVAF)

4pm - 8pm

The St. Charles Parish Professional Learning Center (or PLC)
12727 HWY. 90
LULING, LA 70070

The 2015 Satellite Center Video & Animation Festival (SCVAF) will take place on April 24, 2015 at the Professional Learning Center (PLC) in Luling, Louisiana. Admission is free to all who would like to take part in the screening of entries during this year’s festival, which will begin at 4pm. Following the screenings we will hold the 9th Annual SCVAF Awards Ceremony (begins at 7:15PM). Wether you are attending as a creator or a critic we hope you have a wonderful time and take time to talk to the impressive young talent the Greater New Orleans area has to offer.

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