The 10th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is from March 19-23 and presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. tocelebrates business, innovation and entrepreneurship in New Orleans. This year, NOEW is working with local partners like NOLABA to host events in locations across the city, making NOEW a citywide affair that’s more accessible and engaging in neighborhoods across the region. NOLABA staff compiled some can't-miss events throughout the week.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that by 2050, nearly 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. Louisiana has the 5th-highest rate of diabetes in the nation. NOLABA partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System to seek innovative solutions to solve this epidemic by issuing a nationwide call for ideas, the NOLA Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI). Three finalists have been chosen to pitch their solutions for improving diabetes care on March 20.
This blog series is part of the campaign to promote the New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI), which will culminate with a pitch competition at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) in March 2018.
Parker N. Smith & David C. Rieveschl of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. explain how intellectual property is an important issue for health technology startup companies.