Fund 17 at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2017!

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in Community Partnerships

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, presented by our partners at Idea Village, is the city’s premiere event for entrepreneurship. As part of the Startup Catalyst, we showcased a different entrepreneur each day of the week!


Showcasing our Entrepreneurs

A huge thanks to Square Button consulting for sponsoring our booth in the NOEW Startup Catalyst!

Day One: Kayla Flot of Glam ‘n Gleux Makeup Artistry

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Kayla is currently working with Fund 17 Fellow, Bry Rechan, to launch and grow her new business. Check out her brand new website here.

Day Two: Journey Allen, Artist

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Journey is currently working with Fund 17 Fellow, Narisa (pictured here together). Fund 17 Creative Intern recently built a website for Journey, check it out here.

Day Three: Shelia Hutchinson of Shelia’s Delights

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Shelia worked with Fund 17 Fellow Claire Brown during Fall/Spring 2015-2016. Learn more on her Facebook page.

Day Four: “Khulu” Kevin Buckner of Sangoma House and Paula Bland of The Love of People

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Khulu worked with Fund 17 Fellow Ruth Aitken during Fall/Spring 2015-2016. Learn more on his Facebook page.

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Paula worked with Fund 17 Fellow Ruth Aitken in Fall 2016. Check out her brand new website and shop products here.


Check out our Executive Director’s Instagram Video from NOEW 2017!


“City as a Startup” Summit

Venture for America organized this year’s City as a Startup Summit on Day One of NOEW. Our Executive Director, Haley Burns, sat on a panel on Diverse Economies alongside leaders in the entrepreneurial and small business space.

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