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Celebrating Innovation and Advanced Thinking, 365 Connect to Participate at 7th Annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, the New Orleans-based, award-winning online technology platform provider for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that 365 Connect Founder and CEO Kerry W. Kirby will be serving as a speaker and panel judge at the 7th Annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). 365 Connect will also be a sponsor of some of NOEW’s events. NOEW will be held on March 20-27, 2015, at various venues throughout the New Orleans area.

This year, 10,000+ attendees, consisting of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, nonprofits, students, and professionals, are expected to engage at over 70 unique events designed to foster discussion, debate, education, competition, and celebration to support new ideas and elevate entrepreneurial thinking in New Orleans. Launched in 2009 and produced by The Idea Village, NOEW has evolved into one of the most authentic entrepreneurship festivals in the country.

365 Connect Founder and CEO Kerry W. Kirby stated, "365 Connect is proud to participate in this celebration of entrepreneurship that showcases the innovation taking place in our hometown. Since our founding 12 years ago, we have watched New Orleans reinvent itself into one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs and technology innovators to build and start businesses. With our national reach, we wanted to shine a light on the expanding entrepreneurial community in New Orleans. This event amplifies our message across the nation that great things are being created right here in Louisiana."

New Orleans has emerged as one of the most unique and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems in the country, with NOEW rapidly becoming its premier showcase event. Linking over 40 organizations to engage entrepreneurs, techies, innovators, dealmakers, thought leaders, investors, and community members, NOEW delivers a platform for the entire community to participate in the entrepreneurial movement.

On Monday, March 23rd, Kirby will be a judge on a panel at The JEDCO Challenge Event from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event showcases five startup companies that will pitch their business before a live audience. The entrepreneur with the winning pitch will receive $20,000 in direct capital and additional in-kind services to help grow the company. This highly attended event will be held at Southport Hall, located in the New Orleans area of Jefferson Parish. 365 Connect is also a sponsor of this event. On Tuesday, March 24th, Kirby will be a featured speaker and panelist at an NOEW Event from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Zach Kupperman, Co-founder, Chief Business Officer and General Counsel of Dinner Lab and Brent McCrossen, CEO of Audiosocket will join Kirby in a comprehensive discussion on how to close deals and secure strategic partnerships. This highly anticipated event will be held at The Chicory, located in downtown New Orleans.

About New Orleans Entrepreneur Week: New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK, is the annual festival celebrating business, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village, NOEW engages a dynamic global to support growing companies and elevate entrepreneurial successes through eight days of discussion, debate, education, competition, and celebration. For more information: www.NOEW.org

ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect was founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to transforming how apartment communities market, lease, and retain residents. As a leading provider of award-winning technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, we deliver a fully-integrated suite of comprehensive solutions that automate marketing, simplify transactions, and serve residents after the lease is signed. 365 Connect allows its clients infinite expansion, robust integrations, and the ability to revolutionize user experiences. Explore: www.365connect.com