The New Orleans Startup Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) evergreen seed fund established by Greater New Orleans area business and financial leaders to accelerate the growth of early-stage, innovative businesses into venture-ready companies. The Startup Fund’s mission is to create jobs and economic prosperity for the 10-parish region of Greater New Orleans by providing seed capital and business assistance to early-stage firms that demonstrate significant growth potential.
The Startup Fund’s mission is to help strengthen the Greater New Orleans region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by:
- Developing a portfolio of companies that will create jobs, wealth, and opportunity;
- Building and strengthening the local angel investment network; and
- Attracting external venture capital to a region rebranded for innovation.
The result will be a stronger, more diverse economy for the future of New Orleans.