To whom it may concern,
In the past 4 years Lisa Lloyd has served Idea Village as a contractor in several capacities.
As Entrepreneur-In-Residence she helped develop a new accelerator for food and beverages businesses where she created programming, hosted 1:1 sessions and worked closely with the cohort to prepare them for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.
As a Small Business consultant Lisa provided strategic 1:1 consulting for all types of businesses and start-ups including, but not limited to, technology, retail, manufacturing, industrial and entertainment businesses. Through those sessions participants valued Lisa’s diverse expertise, her ability to get to the core of the issues and provide actionable next steps, all within an hour session.
Once a year we host New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, the biggest event on the Gulf Coast featuring a week long series of events, workshops and pitch opportunities culminating with “The Big Idea” our grand finale pitch competition where the winner is awarded $25,000 or more. Lisa has been invaluable in preparing those accepted into the competition for both their off stage booth pitches and the coveted on stage pitch. Lisa has a unique way of educating even the most technical of companies; communicate their value to a general audience.
In the years that Lisa has been working with us to serve the NOLA entrepreneur community she has consistently received high marks on our feedback forms and helped hundreds of budding entrepreneurs with her genuine personality and sage wisdom. She is known for going above and beyond the terms of the agreement in an effort to see our entrepreneurs be successful. For that reason I would highly recommend anyone looking to fill this type of roll for their business or organization.
The Idea Village