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Isaacson sees New Orleans in its third wave of entrepreneurship

View the Slideshow >> (Gallery by David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune) By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  Follow on Twitter 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, […]

By |2013-08-20T14:41:43+00:00August 20th, 2013|Design, Events, New Ideas, News and Events, Startups, Thoughts|0 Comments

New Orleans gets top rankings for the port and information technology jobs from business site selection magazine

Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres are spread out atop pallets on a fork lift as the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Cold Storage hosts the dedication of the Henry Clay Avenue Refrigerated Terminal Wednesday in July 2012. The $40 million project includes a 142,000 square-foot warehouse for storing and freezing perishables located along the […]

By |2013-08-06T10:41:21+00:00August 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing New Orleans market research start-up recruits executives from Los Angeles

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  Follow on Twitter on July 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM, updated July 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM A 3-year-old, growing New Orleans company that connects market researchers with pools of survey takers on the Internet announced it has recruited an executive working for an international market research firm in Los […]

By |2013-08-06T10:37:50+00:00August 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Upstart Start-up Takes on Jim Cramer

  Institutional Investor July 23, 2013   The unsolicited offer by New Orleans–based Spear Point Buyout Group for New York media company TheStreet is just a taste of the economic renaissance of the Big Easy. By Jan Alexander   Nicolas Perkin and Rodney Bienvenu Jr., who run seven-month-old New Orleans–based Spear Point Buyout Group, are big […]

By |2013-08-04T17:16:59+00:00August 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reddit co-founder urges entrepreneurs to dive in during Launch Fest in New Orleans

Reddit co-founder urges entrepreneurs to dive in during Launch Fest in New Orleans Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the Reddit social news web site, speaks to New Orleans entrepreneurs at Launch Fest 2013 at the New Orleans Museum of Art on May 2, 2013. (Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)   By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  […]

By |2013-05-03T07:35:19+00:00May 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Friends & Family Investors

A good read from Forbes.com, written by former VXG client Mitch Free.  -Chris Mangum 4/22/2013 @ 4:18PM | Forbes.com Entrepreneurs: If You Love Your Family, Don’t Let Them Invest in Your Startup When an entrepreneur is starting a new business they usually do not have the cash to fund the startup purely by themselves and will […]

By |2013-04-22T15:12:31+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Fund Raising, Thoughts|0 Comments

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 […]

By |2013-04-21T20:55:52+00:00April 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

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, […]

By |2013-04-21T20:45:49+00:00April 21st, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Thoughts about Angel Lunches/Dinners

As someone who has attended my fair share of these angel events with clients, for our own companies and as guests, here are some of the lessons learned and some thoughts about these events. Paying to Present I am typically not a fan of paying to access the organizer’s network without getting much other benefit.  […]

By |2013-04-20T07:18:04+00:00April 20th, 2013|Fund Raising, Thoughts|0 Comments
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