City as a Startup Summit @ Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans [20 March]

City as a Startup Summit


183
20
March
09:00 - 13:00

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
City as a Startup (CaaS) is an annual summit that focuses on one city to explore themes and challenges relevant to its progress and process towards growth, inclusivity, and innovation. It brings together smart, motivated people who are passionate about improving their communities.

This year's summit is hosted in conjunction with New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW): tinyurl.com/noew-caas

RSVP VIA EVENTBRITE AT: tinyurl.com/gvomx3n

***ANNOUNCING THIS YEAR'S FULL LINE-UP***

9-10a — QUANTIFYING URBAN TRANSFORMATION: DATA AND THE NEW ORLEANS RENAISSANCE, featuring:
— Andreanecia M. Morris (Executive Director, GNOHA)
— Katy Dupre (Manager, Economic Competitiveness NOLABA)
— Lamar M Gardere (CIO, IT and Innovation, City of New Orleans)
— Alvin David (Director of Strategic Initiatives, RSD)
— Bernardo Espinosa (Data Analyst, The Data Center)

10a — 10:45 — FOOD ENTREPRENEURS: TRADITION, ACCESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, featuring:
— Alon Shaya (James Beard award-winning executive chef,
Shaya, Domenica)
— Ian McNulty (Journalist, Author, The New Orleans Advocate)
— Rémy Robert (Freelance Writer, Cookbook Developer)
— Burnell Cotlon (Owner, Galvez Grocery)
— Jabari Brown (Hive Coordinator, Grow Dat Youth Farm)

10:45 — 11:30 — PIPELINES FOR A DIVERSE ECONOMY, featuring:
— Aaron Walker (CEO and Founder, Camelback Ventures)
— Haley Burns (Executive Director, Fund 17)
— Mike Ricks (District Director, US Small Business Administration)
— Ting-ting Rivers (Advisor, Trepwise)
— Rob Lalka (incoming Executive Director of Tulane University's
Lepage School of Entrepreneurship)

11:45 — 1 — KEYNOTE: Leslie Miley, Director of Engineering of Slack, (featuring an intro by Rooted Schools Founder and CEO Jonathan Johnson)
Leslie Miley is the former Director of Engineering at Slack
and President: West Coast, for Venture for America's
Entrepreneur in Residence Program
tinyurl.com/ju6o4gk — who will speak on how playing to
strengths found in diversity not only empowers employees
but revitalizes businesses.

— New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, presented by IBERIABANK, is the annual business festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and new thinking in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village in partnership with Solomon Group, NOEW engages a dynamic locally relevant, globally significant network of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, non-profits, students, and professionals to support growing companies and elevate entrepreneurial successes through six days of discussion, debate, education, competition, and celebration in a city like no other.
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