900 Camp Street
The Idea Village is seeking a CEO to lead the organization in its growth strategy for the future. Candidates with experience in entrepreneurship, recruiting out-of-state, high-growth companies, designing or running accelerator programming, and creating and managing an investment fund are preferred. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for achieving the organization's financial objectives, long-range goals, strategies, plans, policies and mission.
Founded in 2000, The Idea Village was built on the knowledge that entrepreneurship transforms communities. Since then, we helped kick start a vibrant ecosystem that exists in New Orleans today, directly providing over 8,000 entrepreneurs with more than $26 million in resources, including the allocation of over 93,000 consulting hours and $3 million in seed capital. Of these entrepreneurs, 243 have been selected into our core accelerator program, with this portfolio producing more than $185 million in private capital, 3,022 jobs, and over $208 million in annual revenue.
As a result, according to the 2017 Innovation that Matters report conducted by the US Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans is the #19 Healthiest Startup City, #2 in Startup Culture, and #1 in Connectivity.
Minimum Education Required