Candidates to compete for over $25K in resources
We would like to thank all those entrepreneurs who submitted applications to compete for over $25K in resources. We received a number of talented candidates and great ideas.
Below is a list of the five finalists. Each is committed to relocating to, or conducting business in, Downtown New Orleans. They all have the ability to foster a hub of innovation by attracting buzz, talent and economic activity:
CAD Printing LLC – Enhancing Downtown media by applying concrete adhesive material on pavement corners to guide visitors to various landmarks in the CBD.
CineCorps – A nonprofit production company that builds relationships between satellite Hollywood productions and locally-based filmmakers.
Passion Dance Center – A school for commercial dance and performing arts.
The Wild Life Reserve – Preserving, protecting and promoting a creative ecosystem by creating a foundation for fashion designers to learn, brand and design.
Tutti Dynamics – Developers of a multimedia platform that enables users to study the techniques of experts in the arts and sciences.
As a Strategic Partner of the 2015 Entrepreneur Season, spearheaded by The Idea Village, the DDD along with Creative Alliance of New Orleans and Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation will host the Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2015, the premier annual business festival, on Monday, March 23rd.
The Business Pitch 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/entertainment fields that benefits the Downtown Development District and is scalable.