If you didn't know, New Orleans is a hot bed for innovative startups and budding entrepreneurs. Whether it's the southern hospitality or the innovative spirit of the bayou, startup founders of all shapes and sizes flock to this southern haven for the support and inspiration you can only expect in somewhere as unique as New Orleans.
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is an innovative showcase of startups and entrepreneurs that call this southern city home. You'll see everything from philanthropic startups to industry-changing ideas at this conference, along with delicious food and enough culture to make your head spin.
I will be judging the Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition tomorrow, March 21st at 10am in hopes of discovering new startups in this burgeoning ecosystem. If you happen to be in the area, come to the Ace Hotel at 10am to check out some of these innovative startups before they make it it big:
Myra Mirrors is currently developing an operating system that will seamlessly integrate information into the surfaces in your home. As a proof of concept we are developing a consumer product, Myra. Myra is a luxury home smart mirror designed to simplify life.
EntreLinc offers a solution to large corporations and enterprises, serving their supply chains through smaller businesses that can meet their product and service needs while helping them drive innovation and inclusion.
This company develops educational instructions with technical training content that enhances learning and knowledge reinforcement to today's students, instructors, and training managers. The platform includes tools for analytics, data analysis, job support, technical content research, content recommendations to provide users and clients with assessments and real time feed back.
The Lightning Bug
The Lighting Bug, technically called the Light Safety Control Module (LSCM) is a new product that assures immediate and automatic recovery from a headlight failure. For less than $100 per vehicle and five minutes of installation time, the patented technology in the Lighting Bug can prevent the many negative outcomes by automatically depowering the high-beam to “function” as a low-beam.
My Veggie Chef
My Veggie Chef removes the friction of trying to eat healthy by eliminating time wasted on planning, shopping, and chopping. It takes the guess work out of what is healthy. They create a weekly package of 5 plant-based meals of four servings each. Meals are frozen to lock in the freshness. They keep it affordable and ship it directly to your door.
Somavac Medical Solutions
Somavac Medical Solutions is creating a wearable suction device for the removal and collection of post-surgical fluids after major surgeries, like mastectomies and hernia repairs, that affects more than 70,000 patients a year in the US alone.
Energy H20 is an artesian mineral water company. Their goal is to provide entrepreneurs and consumers with this superior artesian mineral (alkaline) water in a Biphenyl a (BPA) free, environmentally friendly bottle in various sizes.
Kalikoe is a fintech startup is an add-on toll that allows content developers to monetize their social media videos without the need for intrusive ads.
Skycision is a world leader in providing decision support to farmers based on proprietary technology which converts aerial imagery to actionable data. Skycision’s technology is world class in diagnosing crop stress, disease, fertilization needs, and other issues farmers face on a weekly and seasonal basis.
Cocoa Belle Chocolates
Cocoa Belle Chocolates creates artisan made chocolate products inspired by Southern desserts for a nostalgic not novelty taste. Cocoa Belle offers monthly subscriptions of curated boxes shipped conveniently to your door.
Think Ink Recycling
Think Ink Recycling is proposing a plan to divert and reduce waste being dumped at Stones Throw Landfill, and develop a Material Recovery Facility with waste transfer station and a Household Hazardous waste facility. While implementing a curbside service program and recycling drop-off sites for recyclable material.
Let's be honest, the current education puts no emphasis on cooking. Despite the culinary arts being a more than suitable profession, there is a woeful lack of education for these positions. Edible Education fixes this by providing a la cart education for people that want to learn how to cook.
Bootsie's Delta Funk BBQ
Let's get straight to the point; Bootsie's Delta Funk BBQ is here to funk up your food. Handcrafted in the heart of Mississippi, this company provides souther barbecue at it's very best.
Cosmetic CAR TECH
There are at least 200,000 mobile technicians that work for car dealers and body shops. Cosmetic CAR TECH‘s main goal is to bring underground mobile technicians and the retail market together. Most people don't know how to find these mobile technicians and, with Cosmetic CAR TECH, they come to you at your convenience.
HABERDAShe is a made-to-measure brand for women’s suiting using a virtual fit digital platform. 3D body scanning extracts customer measurements, virtual fitting rooms mimic the weight, and drape of the fabric so the customer can experience the garment on a personal avatar and computer aided design software (CAD) allows us to make one garment at a time to each customer’s fit specifications.
RaftUp has developed an amazing and fun namesake mobile app for recreational boating which uniquely integrates with a next generation 911 software as as service platform. The mobile application provides end users with the ability to find and add friends, interact with a mobile map with points of interest, and notify and request assistance through an SOS feature that alerts and shares a user’s position in real time to nearby users, friended users, 911, or an outdoor outfitter business.
Read more about the New Orleans startup ecosystem here at Tech.Co