The Idea Village is an economic development organization whose mission is to ignite innovation by providing strategy, talent and resources for entrepreneurial ventures.
The organization was founded by a group of local entrepreneurs who believe that innovation creates economic change. While they feel New Orleans has the natural assets to be a world-class entrepreneurial community, they believe we must create a linked network of resources to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial ventures to unleash this powerful spirit.
Specific programs include Village Ventures, Innovative Spaces, IDEAcorps™ and The Innovation Network.
The success of these programs can be seen in what has been accomplished. As of July 2007, the Idea Village has: