Ochsner Innovation Stage

Funded by Jim and Penny Coulter and Patrick Comer, the IDEApitch presented by IBERIABANK is the premier showcase for emerging startups poised for rapid growth in the New Orleans region. The competition awards a $50,000 investment prize held by The Idea Village in the company's next open round of funding. This culminating event of NOEW is an opportunity for our region's next three break-out companies to announce themselves on a national stage by pitching to an esteemed panel of local and national investors in front of a live audience.

The competition will be hosted by Kareem Maddox, producer with "The Pitch" podcast from Gimlet Media.