VenturePop! Brings Entrepreneurs Together This Weekend

What: VenturePop!
What: A two-day conference for entrepreneurs in creative industries
When: Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art
Why: The conference works to foster community for New Orleans’ entrepreneurs working by themselves in small businesses, often from home. Many accelerator programs first address entrepreneurs whose businesses are scalable; VenturePop! tries to reach those whose businesses aren’t.

Sales of the Cocktail

In previous years at Tales of the Cocktail, I’ve heard stories of rogues worthy of Elmore Leonard. I’ve heard from someone who managed water and ice for a pop-up bar at Burning Man. This year, I listened to the argument that non-alcoholic is the new vegetarian, and that “the future of our business lies in non-alcoholic” (due in no small part to the high profit margin on NA drinks).

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