April 8, 2022 — Entrepreneurs, city leaders, investors, and creatives came together to celebrate and learn alongside each other, collectively working to build scalable businesses and create a more vibrant future for New Orleans. Through in depth conversations about the intersections of diversity and entrepreneurship, climate and innovation, and culture and technology, we had an impactful week discussing topics that will shape the next 20 years of New Orleans’ entrepreneurial ecosystem. After missing two years of in-person NOEW due to the pandemic, NOEW 2022 offered both protégés and seasoned professionals valuable in-person networking opportunities and hosted over 60 thought leading panel discussions from top industry experts like Jim Coulter (CEO of TPG), Jessica Norwood (CEO of RUNWAY), Damario Davis (New Orleans Saints football linebacker), Evan Spiegel (CEO of Snapchat), Jamie Lynton (CEO of The City), Patrick Comer (Founder of Lucid – A Cint Group Company), and so many others!
There were incredible moments throughout NOEW 2022, but 5 huge NOEW 2022 happenings took everyone by surprise (some even jumping out of their seats in excitement!). Here are 5 NOEW 2022 takeaways: