The public can participate in events at the Delgado City Park Campus scheduled March 24-26 during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week at 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. A tour and market will be held at the campus to encourage and promote entrepreneurship, and a trolley will be available from campus for other events in the city.
A trolley will be available to take students and community members to the Delgado/Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Resource Alley, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the NOEW Resource Alley on Fulton Street. The trolley stop is from the Delgado front lawn on City Park Avenue on the half-hour starting at 10 a.m. The last trolley from the NOEW Resource Alley to Delgado will be at 3 p.m. Parking will be free at DCC in designated lots.
The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour will stop at DCC from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday on the Delgado front lawn. The tour will expose visitors to the opportunities entrepreneurship provides and encourage entrepreneurship as a viable career path. Entrepreneur speakers showcase the many opportunities for starting a business. Participants may register at www.extremetour.org/delgado. The first 100 registrants receive a free copy of “The Student Success Manifesto: How to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose and Prosperity” by Michael Simmons.
The Delgado Student Marketplace will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26, on the front lawn of the campus. The public can shop and support DCC student entrepreneurs.
The student businesses will include custom jewelry, plants, desserts, vintage clothing, landscaping, custom decals made onsite, clothing boutiques, crafts, candy apples, music CDs, organic hair products and massage therapy, among others.
Delgado students are able to test prototypes, pricing strategies, estimate market demand for products and services, and gather feedback by featuring them at a market-style bazaar. It fosters experiential learning and gets students out of the classroom and into the market.
For information about Delgado’s New Orleans Entrepreneur Week activities, to reserve trolley seats or for registration assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 671-5563.