Congrats to everyone who participated in NOEW for another successful year. Once again, the DDD, CANO and LCEF hosted hosted the Creative Industries Summit featuring the Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch. The day consisted of two forums aimed at engaging industry leaders and emerging creative artists in a dialogue on growing the profile of the creative industries. The day culminated with the annual DDD Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch which is aimed at identifying and supporting entrepreneurs that have an arts-based project or product situated in the creative, architecture, technology, digital media or film and entertainment fields that benefits Downtown and is scalable. Click here to see highlights and this year’s winner –Culturalyst – a web platform that creates an organized and highly visual directory of a city’s creative population, accompanied by a support mechanism.
“Once again we had another great contest with an incredibly gifted pool of finalists,” said President & CEO Kurt Weigle. “I would like to commend all the participants and wish all of them much success as they continue to grow and develop their businesses.”
The DDD, along with other Downtown partners, awarded a prize package of seed capital and pro bono legal, accounting, PR, and real estate services valued at over $40,000, to the winner.
Sponsors for the Pitch included Corporate Realty; Jones Walker; Hedge Media; Postlethwaite & Netterville; Beta and Wisznia.