About Startup NOLA

Let us help you reach your goal

Startup NOLA was created to allow startups, workers and funders to connect in one place. Whether you’re looking for funding, a job or just a new connection, this is the hub for entrepreneurs to find and support each other in New Orleans.

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OUR GOALS

HIGHLIGHT SUCCESS STORIES

Learn about the local startups and entrepreneurs that are making a name for themselves in our city.

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Showcase Ecosystem Benefits

Connect to the people and startups that are helping New Orleans thrive.

VIEW ECOSYSTEM
PROVIDE TOPICAL RESOURCES

Read the latest news on startups, funding opportunities and more in New Orleans.

VIEW BLOG
Facilitate Connections

Get connected with other entrepreneurs and startup folks at local networking events.

VIEW EVENTS
Our Mission

To create a region with a thriving economy and an excellent quality of life, for everyone.

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StartUp NOLA is a product of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Greater New Orleans, Inc. is the regional economic development nonprofit organization serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana that includes Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.
OUR TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

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Evie Poitevent Sanders

Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

epoitevent@gnoinc.org
Michael Hecht
Michael Hecht

President & CEO

mhecht@gnoinc.org
Grady Fitzpatrick
Grady Fitzpatrick

SVP Business Development

gfitzpatrick@gnoinc.org
Anthony Bodin
Anthony Bodin

Business Development Director

abodin@gnoinc.org

The mission of GNO, Inc. is to create a region with a thriving economy and an excellent quality of life, for everyone. The ultimate indication of our success will be the presence of a robust, accessible, and growing middle class in Southeast Louisiana where our children and grandchildren can live and prosper.