Our Network

Through shared experience, they help guide our entrepreneurs & startups.

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Our network consists of some of the best local and national talent around. Drawing on years of industry and entrepreneurial experience, this group regularly lends their expertise to those New Orleans founders working with The Idea Village in a variety of ways.

Ben Cappiello

CSO & Founder, Bioceptive

Kirk Coco

CEO, NOLA Brewing Co.

Patrick Comer

CEO, Lucid

Craig Cordes

CFO , Cordina Frozen Cocktails

Nicole Dillard

Advisory Services Director, trepwise, LLC

Joel Dondis

Co-founder & Chief Experience Officer, Sucre

Tereson Dupuy

IDEAsessions Mentor, The Idea Village

Brendan Finke

Co-founder, ChapterSpot

Kevin Gremillion

Managing Director, Windward Strategy

Megan Hargroder

Social Media Strategist, CONVERSATIONS, LLC

Maureen Huguley

Owner, MS Communications

Shuchi "SK" Khurana

COO and Co-founder, Bioceptive

Chris Laibe

CEO, Staffinsight

Isaac MacDonald

Advisory Services Associate, trepwise

Chris Mangum

President & CEO, Servato Corp.

Brent McCrossen

CEO, Audiosocket

Crystal McDonald

CEO, Acrew

Kristen McEntyre

President, Director of Operations, Tutti Dynamics

Joe McMenemon

Co-founder, ChapterSpot

Jen Medbery

CEO, Kickboard

Bobby Minyard

Associate Equity Analyst, Iberia Capital Partners

Rand Ragusa

Co-founder, SVP Business Development, Better Day Health

Kevin Ryan

Managing Director, Ryan Group

Kevin Wilkins

Founder & Managing Director, trepwise, LLC

Dave Wilson

Marketing and Sales Executive, UPS

Scott Wolfe

Founder and CEO, zlien