I  The Idea Village


     Office Locations:

900 Camp Street, Ste 308
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-291-2563



  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet



    The Idea Village is a non-profit accelerator founded in 2000 to identify, fund, support, and retain start-up ventures in New Orleans. Since its inception, the organization has provided direct support to over 3,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs by engaging over 2,400 professionals to allocate 94,220 consulting hours and $3.45 million in seed capital. Collectively, its current portfolio generates over $100 million in annual revenue and has created over 2,000 jobs for the New Orleans community. Programs within the Idea Village include the IDEAinstitute (a weekly series of workshops), IDEAsessions (90-minute strategy sessions), IDEAcorps, and IDEAxcelerator. The IDEAxcelerator is an intensive, 11-week, startup-focused program leveraging successful entrepreneurs as mentors for a cohort of 15 early-stage, New Orleans-based ventures. To date, 66 startups have participated in IDEAxcelerator, 83% of which are still in business.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Adama Kamara Programs and Promotions Associate
    Jon Atkinson CEO


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