New Orleans Community

The Project

NOLAbound is an all-expenses-paid program for 25 well-connected individuals from across the country within four targeted business sectors—arts-based businesses, biosciences, digital media, and sustainable industries—to assess the status of New Orleans as a model of new business progress and thinking.

From March 14-18, 2012, we'll invite these individuals to explore the city and share their observations and insights about New Orleans and its entrepreneurial community. Those experiences and opinions—positive, negative, or otherwise—will be shared with the world, unfiltered and in real-time, on the NOLAbound website and via participants’ own social media networks.

The entire five-day program will be filmed, and a documentary will premiere in New Orleans in October 2012.

Sound like something you're interested in? We're taking applications through December 31, 2011. Apply, share, and be NOLAbound.

The project is made possible with generous funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

View the teaser-trailer for the documentary here
Industry Categories
  • Arts-Based Businesses

    The art-based sector includes both for-profit and nonprofit businesses involved in the creation or distribution… More →

  • Digital Media

    The digital media sector in New Orleans -- including software development, video game development, modeling,… More →

  • Biosciences

    New Orleans has long been a strong health services provider and hub of research. With… More →

  • Sustainable Industries

    The term "sustainable industries" describes products and services that help companies manage -- and profit… More →

Latest Press

PSFK—Why New Orleans Is The New Frontier For Entrepreneurship And Innovation

In mid-March, cutting edge creative business minds in the arts, biosciences, digital media, and sustainability fields will meet in New Orleans for a program that merges the city’s character with fresh and inventive entrepreneurship. Read More →

New Orleans Tech—NOLAbound Program Showcases New Orleans…

Organizers plan to give 25 qualified professionals the opportunity to experience New Orleans entrepreneurial community firsthand in March 2012By Aretha Frison New Orleans Tech Read More →

MarketWatch—Launch of NOLAbound Program Showcases New Orleans…

Program to Give 25 Qualified Professionals an All-Expenses-Paid Opportunity to Experience the New Orleans Entrepreneurial Community Firsthand in March 2012 Read More →

Startup Memphis—NOLAbound is seeking applicants…so when is Memphis getting on board?

...I’m thrilled to see the Crescent City surging forward with a spirit of innovation and optimism only a few years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. On the other hand, I’m wondering why Memphis isn’t doing the same. Read More →

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