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Isaacson sees New Orleans in its third wave of entrepreneurship

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(Gallery by David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune)

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
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on March 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM, updated March 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM

The 300-year sweep of New Orleans history includes three major surges inentrepreneurship, with the city now in the midst of the third one, said Walter Isaacson, the best-selling author and New Orleans native, on Monday. He spoke at Gallier Hall for the opening the New Orleans Entrepreneur Week festival of start-ups.

An era from the founding of the city, when boosters for New Orleans sought to recruit people from an unusual mix of cultures, […]

New Orleans Jobs Shifting Closer to Downtown

New Orleans is among the top cities where jobs are shifting closer to downtown, study finds

The area around South Rampart Street and Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans. A Brookings Institution study found the city among the leading locations in the country for an increasing concentration of jobs close to central business districts. (David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
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on April 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM, updated April 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Examining how the Great Recession influenced the way jobs spread across cities and surrounding areas, the Brookings Institutionon Thursday ranked New Orleans […]

OpenCo Innovation Festival Expands Locations for 2013

OpenCo Innovation Festival Expands To New York City, London, Detroit and San Francisco for 2013
 
Indiegogo Funding Campaign, Host Company Application Process and Early Attendee Registration Open Today
 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2013 – Today OpenCo, a new kind of conference-as-festival where a city’s most innovative companies open their doors to the general public, announced the expansion of the event series for 2013. On the heels of a very successful inaugural San Francisco event last Fall, OpenCo is expanding to highlight innovation on the East Coast via an event in New York City from May 22-24, 2013 as part of Internet Week New […]

Chris Mangum quoted in The Times-Picayune

Resurgent New Orleans attracting seasoned entrepreneurs

A welcoming business climate

Chris Mangum, 45, is from Arkansas but worked in Atlanta for 20 years for BellSouth and in venture capital before moving to Monroe as an executive with the Century Link telecommunications firm. His wife, who’s from New Orleans, was recently pregnant with their first child, and he craved more entrepreneurial pursuits. So he studied her hometown.

What sold him on the strength of the New Orleans market was a scene he spotted walking by the iSeatz office in the Warehouse District on the Friday evening before the 4th of July holiday. In […]