Only 25 Seats Available Each Month

Next Event: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

3 – 5 pm: Open Office Hours
Community mentors hold 30-minute, one-on-one sessions where they guide you through all things big or small. Bring all your burning questions. Spots are limited. Sign Up Now.

5 – 6 pm: Networking & Community Roundtable
Meet, mingle, listen, learn, share. All attendees have the opportunity to participate, and the more preparation, the more fun! The Roundtable Topic for this meeting: “Why invalidating is more valuable than validating.”

6 – 7 pm: Idea Pitch Competition
The night will end with a business idea pitch session awarding $1,000 cash prize. You’ll hear 3 ideas in 3-minute demonstrations with 3-minute Q&As! Ready to pitch?

Mentors & Leaders

Open Innovation office hours & roundtables are hosted monthly by industry leaders. Past and present mentors include:

Gerard Ramos
CEO & Co-Founder
Revelry

Charles Carriere
President & Founder
Scandy

Brent McCrossen
General Manager, Revelry Startup Studio
Revelry

Tim Dybvig
CEO
Calibrater Health

Thomas Knoll
COO
Revelry

Adele Tiblier
Co-Founder & Principal Strategist
Izeify

FAQs

Who Should Attend? Motivated and passionate creatives, out-of-the-box thinkers, entrepreneurs, startups, students, investors, innovators…

Is parking available? There are over 5 paid parking lots within a 3-block radius of Scale Workspace. Hunt for street parking or utilize one of the nearby lots.

I made it to Scale Workspace. Now what do I do? If arriving between 3p & 6p, please sign in at the front desk and the manager will give you access to the second floor. Someone will be there to greet you. If arriving after 6pm you will need to call the number on the door to access the building.

When are Open Office Hour appointments confirmed? Calendar invites will be sent 5-7 days prior to the event to confirm all appointments. Last minute additions may be contacted day before or day-of event via email.

How are participants selected for the Pitch Session? Sign up to pitch when you arrive. Random numbers will be selected choosing 3 to 5 volunteers from the list.

If I have two ideas do I have to pitch twice? Please.

What qualifies as a demo? Whatever you feel the best format is to demo your idea or product. This is not a fundraising pitch. Draw it on a napkin. Talk about it. Bring in a one-sheeter. Your idea doesn’t have to be built out to present.

Does my demo need to be a tech product? Nope. But if it’s food, ya better bring some!

Can established companies participate? No, but established individuals can.

Can universities, high school, and even younger students participate? Absolutely. 

Do I need to pay taxes on this $1,000 cash prize? Consult with a tax pro.

What do I do with the $1,000 if I win? Buy a plane ticket to go get a deal closed. File for a trademark. Form an LLC. Take a vacation. Buy some sweet new kicks and a sport coat. What would you do with the cash?

 

More questions? Sure! Contact us hello@innoconf.com.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Revelry helps companies design, deploy and manage scalable software solutions. We unleash human potential by building innovative products people love to use.

Scale Workspace is a hub for businesses and individuals interested in the production of innovative products, devices, designs, and art here in New Orleans.

A craft brewery founded in 2008 in New Orleans, NOLA Brewing Company makes high-quality beers for every palate. Motivated by the beer we make and the people we make it for.

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