ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: TEDxNOLA – Robbie Vitrano – Entrepreneurship

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: TEDxNOLA – Robbie Vitrano – Entrepreneurship

Here’s Great Tip: TEDxNOLA – Robbie Vitrano – Entrepreneurship


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Robbie is a co-founder and Chairman of Trumpet, a venture marketing company that is a manifestation of the reinventing New Orleans. His point of view: New Orleans is the Social Innovation Silicon Valley, an urban microcosm of the economic, political, social, environmental and cultural issues being re-evaluated in the U.S. and around the world. As such, Trumpet has evolved its full-service brand communications disciplines to launch new ventures, incubating and developing them inside its 12,000 square foot renovated warehouse in the Creole district of the historic Faubourg St. John. The work there comprises advocacy, optimism, and socially responsible capitalism.
Robbie has recently launched Trumpet Ventures, assembling a team of entrepreneurs, business strategists, media artists, technologists, cultural anthropologists, data analysts, and product/environmental designers —- inspired by the NOLA startup laboratory — to help launch emerging businesses by helping them to become sustainable, authentic and profitable brands. Accordingly, Robbie has also recently come on board as a partner with Naked Pizza, a company re-skinning the $30 billion pizza industry and its take-out and delivery model with a social mission and the world’s first healthy/”functional” pizza, attracting the backing of billionaires Mark Cuban and Robert Kraft.
He is also a professor at Loyola University, serves on the boards of numerous social innovation organizations in New Orleans, co-founded and incubated the Idea Village and StartupNewOrleans.com, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, City Business’ Innovator of the Year/Best Place to Work/Rising Tide, Louisiana Technology Council’s technology of the year winner, GNO Inc. Digital Media Alliance co-chair, a two-time member of the Inc. 5000, an Adweek Creative All-Star, North American Board member of Worldwide Partners Inc. (world’s largest network of independent communications firms), and co-piloted the 1996 pinewood derby winner with his son Shane.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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