Representing St. Bernard in the Greater New Orleans Startup Report

The Meraux Foundation is thrilled to be a partner of the 2020 Greater New Orleans Startup Report, organized by the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane University. If you didn’t get a chance to see last year’s report, we encourage you to give it a read at

This research will build upon last year’s report to help Greater New Orleans better understand its early stage economic landscape, and it will supply local leaders with tools to affect policy, attract investment, apply for grants, implement relevant programs, and measure success.

It is important that St. Bernard Parish is well represented in the 2020 report. To fill out the survey, please visit

The deadline to complete this survey is February 7; however, if you complete the survey by January 31 you and your organization will be eligible to be selected as one of the Founder Spotlights in the report. (This is a half to full page spotlight.)

Additionally, all companies that complete the survey by the deadline will receive an early invitation to sign up for mentor matching during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. This program helps connect local founders with industry experts, investors, and thought leaders.

The Lepage Center will utilize the data provided to generate community averages, which will be displayed in the report. Your response will be anonymized; the specific information you provide will not be published.

Learn more about (and complete) the survey at

Thank you for your time. Please do not hesitate to send any questions regarding the project to Ann Marshall Tilton (

PS: The average response time is ~20 minutes, so we recommend dropping some time on your calendar now to dedicate to the Greater New Orleans community. 

2020 Startup St. Bernard to be Announced Soon 

Stay tuned for news on the 6th annual Startup St. Bernard competition presented by the Meraux Foundation in partnership with the St Bernard Economic Foundation. 

The Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation

Learn more about the Meraux Foundation, our work, and how you can connect at our website and on Facebook.