$200,000 for the business plan that keeps young talent in New Orleans

A New Orleans nonprofit is offering $200,000 to the business idea that can retain the networks of talented young people who came to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. The Idea Village, a nonprofit devoted to supporting NOLA entrepreneurs, launched the initiative last week with a party at the landmark Tipitina’s. The winning entrepreneur will get $100,000 in funding and as much in business services donated from local vendors. Entries for the first round are due Dec. 4.

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