New Orleans: An entrepreneurial hub
Over the past 15 years, the Greater New Orleans region has transformed into a hub for entrepreneurial activity. Founders are drawn to the unique culture and supportive community, and investors get to take advantage of a cost of doing business that allows their capital to stretch farther than competing markets. The area is rich in diversity, allowing investors to back minority- and woman-owned companies at a higher rate than competing regions. In fact, metro New Orleans is #4 in the USA for Woman and African-Americans in tech and digital media.
Our Proven Track Record
Funders can leverage a rich suite of tax incentives, including a 25% digital media cash credit. Over the past year, there have been more than a dozen major exits in New Orleans, including Lucid ($1.1B), SunPro Solar ($850M) and Levelset ($500M), driving significant returns to investors from across the country, and globe.
Grow with the community
Creativity, ingenuity, passion—the culture of New Orleans is unmatched. And the network of strategic investors and funding organizations is helping it grow more than ever. Because when we invest in New Orleans, everyone wins.
JA of Greater New Orleans Students Win State Finals of the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge
May 30, 2023 – For the second year in a row, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans students have won the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge State Finals. Caroline Brady and Vivian Vazquez are the founders of Pl...Read More
PosiGen procures $250 million debt facility to fund energy communities projects
Mary 15, 2023 – PosiGen, a residential solar installer for low- and moderate-income families, has lined up a $250 million funding commitment from the direct lending infrastructure fund of Brookfield Asset Managem...Read More
THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO CHECK OUT THE NEW ORLEANS TECH SCENE
March 14, 2023 – Those in startups often talk about The Flywheel Effect, a phrase coined by the American author Jim Collins as a way to describe how momentum builds by accumulating small wins over time. Cities lo...Read More
New Orleans startup that helps musicians collaborate wins $100,000 pitch competition
May 8, 2023 – DAWn Audio, a start-up that creates compatibility between digital audio networks, allowing musicians to collaborate online without having to email audio files back and forth, won the top prize at th...Read More
Four finalists from New Orleans named for BREW pitch competition
May 4, 2023 – An online platform for historical real estate records, a software company that helps shoppers find the best deals online on groceries, a company that makes it easier for musicians to collaborate dig...Read More