Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge is a student entrepreneurship pitch competition created through a partnerships between the Brees Dream Foundation, Junior Achievement, and The Idea Village. It is a chance for the best and brightest young entrepreneurs to compete for up to $15,000 in continuing education funds as well as up to $7,500 for their school.

This year's program at NOEW 2018 will include:

TYCIC (Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge) Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum : This unique event brings together local high school students, entrepreneurs, and professionals to discuss issues related to economic growth in the city of New Orleans. Students are invited to submit questions to the panel and to express their views on opportunity and entrepreneurship.

Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge State Finals : State final pitch competition for the Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge program. 4 finalists teams representing New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Lafayette will compete for $10,000 in continuing education funds and $5,000 for their schools.