Fortunately there. Create -- seventy WW. WWL and have them -- 1053. I should go to climb inside -- thing. -- -- -- Or 66889. Always seventy. Is Garland. All this the ability to condemn them. Well. We're here thrown to bring viewers week -- idea village. And if you would dirt get detailed information -- in the old W dot org and I think -- so important to have a block party I think here. Tonight. And -- lot of musical a prudent in the pulling guns is good reason to come predict your home or small business. Only one to get into pistons. Aura small business it's struggling. When the once groped. Until you're the reason I decided no but he requested it two to three hours long lived here. This was most exciting thing I've seen since I've lived in New Orleans. I mean I've had to look into unknown number of times with -- organizations like final four forward. I do village. You know we. Some of universal entrepreneur programs. But I never understood the scope -- we do Google today Google has a -- represented here. And they have been here many many times. Immigrants said to them and winery here. -- -- -- good reason just simply can't complain net in other cities like here and she says you know. We actually. Quote this is going to be. The entrepreneur -- of this country. In the state of this country entrepreneur magazine. Producer on the front cover and agrees. Went through that election to be ensued -- last night. And probably a hundred. Young people Cornell university. In coo -- whom -- -- entrepreneurs investors bankers. Promoter -- world. And here to this week. But -- only just told similar week where they had. The established businesses like sports Internet in here telling the same thing. And we we we were sitting in the building I do do we choose to be. A group proved relatively small offices. To three blocks went from here. Don't think this is like four plus story is and there are hundreds. Of people here. I think 600 businesses. And there are all here feeding off of each other within going to be innovative and creativity. And for three -- which is a sampling of fraction of businesses here -- want them sitting -- from legal music -- with light city Lindsay welcome to the shouldn't. Thank you pick to be here you front. I am not from Tampa Florida so what do you do run on here is why am I yanked it down here for Teach for America and about four years ago. And -- -- with the city. -- I'm here on him -- for now put the mournful and that's it. Well there's no other city has such a sense of place when you and can't play can be anywhere and it went in -- -- you know you're in New Orleans keep it. -- your your business like city. Who what when where. I'm doing about it so let's city we help businesses who want to become more green. We sort of item in that process and then we connect in the -- wanna shop and support local green companies. By by connecting these two groups he said in -- money may also help protect our finite natural resources but. And I'm sure you've heard businesses aren't going green because of the planet. This is are going green because it helps themselves. These -- you went to Teach for America to lose with the now under constant. Is there was I was do your report on the Clean Water Act analysts with the gulf restoration network after Teach for America. We're -- hello -- stayed on the golf implement the Clean Water Act through. And just like education system our policy sisters are often reactive not preventive to problems so once the rivers polluted. In the cleanup once a student has been expelled six times in China really Coxnet student and reach that student. On and so while I was working at the gulf restoration network I can't this idea but. Tease people wanna be green why are people doing and I think it's because there's a lack of information. And at the time actually wanted Google to go green instead Google I have a go Greenspan reaching. I think you're sitting finance the best practices in places and maps of where -- if you do the green thing. Mom and decided to take that on myself and after working at it wants reform energy senior administrator there for a few years. I got into the idea village and as opportunities been an incredible as you said a support a network of. Have ideas that people feed off one another and improve each other's own businesses -- business ideas and. I'm thrilled to have lost my job a month ago and mountain -- time. Now -- to get to why you're here today puts a little election center. They see him build homes are just got through buildings and art studio and one of my thought was green yeah. Like to sit -- between -- -- save money. Or -- this is the same thing. How to -- contact lake city mortar like get when I'm calling it. So beyond offer it any something for businesses that is our assessment and certification. And I never -- through the green games with a green business competition. Or any business he gets assessed violent city also gets free advertising naturally thinks magazine was clear and on the green games is -- we -- -- green business competition that's in New Orleans it's something that we're running it's -- -- way -- saying. It -- violent scene and incessant targets -- your business to become WiMax oh boy you're here today on. It's not a new day that make it picks it -- participate in that and the whole weeks of events. But. A big company is launching agreeing games they launch at this week and it looked more businesses to participate. On potentially offer some companies and you can contact us and sign up for the green games of my life Citi dot com. Predicted -- -- individual can relate Citi dot com you got it and. And -- consumers can buy a card of the green car that gets you discounts answered by green businesses that can also be found on the website. So that again so so consumers who want to support local -- business good by the green cards -- dollars. And with the cards you get discounts at local green shops -- so the -- stories get more marketing and more publicity they get more customers. The consumer saves money and -- What is certified you can trust that brother after the company. Gary you know that the companies is as -- yet there's five levels of -- occasionally offer so it's not like your greenery or not. Aren't and are based on certification requires businesses to do the minimum of things like recycle and then a 30% post consumer recycled paper. Have no smoking in the endorsed and some other baseline requirement that's level one of our certification and then we have. Four other levels if -- -- five star certification program there are actually partner in the city. So the city with the public private partnership that -- the city will recognize the businesses who are certified at the highest level and give them some on breaks. Because. Knoller and get a lot of the growing businesses. A lot of people just throw company and sit on the American money -- us. We're not doing you can spend a lot of money was somebody's good or -- they're doing even though they're selling the grain products. Right is brainwashing. So we our goal is to make sure that you know not only -- as a consumer when he set foot into business you're guaranteed that there. Truly and many environmental responsible practices. That's indication looks at the upstream purchasing. Operations. Of the of the business sells a piece of the content service. Look at all of those areas they also and then within -- energy water materials and and people. And how he's -- natural resources. Maybe emissions soon I think I heard -- hearing impairment bit of competition or something and then number two. He. What is -- Purdue or weakened particular I do believe Japan to at all. Was entrepreneur. Being here I can not only speak to other businesses who wanna go green and I can offer. Then our services and I can help indeed and can gain a competitive edge over the appears. But I can become educated about what they -- it as well we teach each other they feed off each other help each other I taught a session about. The triple bottom line and how your business in developed that that I attended many sessions that are helping my company as well. So cruel if it's Hillary -- -- compete in portrait and some competing for 50000 dollars today well yeah what sort of -- So the idea village as -- they called the idea village entrepreneur challenged they -- every year he can apply in the fall. And a fifteen opportunity entrepreneurs are selected I was one of those people. And in that group of fifteen yet a pot of money at the end of the sessions and then end the six months. You although as a peer group two of your group gets that money literally in the room that live lives that day so I'll make it to its. It has its last -- or concerns top floor the pitch again to give us a lot come tonight with the details not. And into the ground. Losing to thank you so much. Thank you for once you do it's great idea. Great talking to you and all the success thank you so much we will be back we're broadcasting live three. I'm gonna tell you if you're looking for a reason to be. Optimistic. There's a -- -- you can -- to produce it and the human -- each and every talking about local people Talking Heads into. This corner who is going to. Garland Robinette on WWL PM FN dot com C news talk and sports leader. 260187. -- -- 866889. OH seventy. And they're. -- we're broadcasting the real saliva to you entrepreneur week their village. Under villages and downtown New Orleans. And we're doing at the request would know it's usually. This and no commotion. I was doing some critical Louisiana. And New Orleans is long and been here twenty years TV anchor. So here's a moon isn't five and confusion over the radio. It's quite frankly have never seen anything like clips we have young entrepreneurs. All over the city. They're coming in regular basis or paying permanently. In New York from Stanford there from Cornell different into there from Google and I can go wrong and wrong and won't there. Hundreds of them in this building today I went to dinner last night where every young person I talked to. There's other running a business -- intends round losers here -- invest in the business here and we have Google -- approach -- news. And I say I'm thrilled that -- through -- -- walk -- the -- the reasons. And it's a good. Confirm that and in the city know. We think this entrepreneur magazine. Editor owner shall we this event. Banking types in billionaire investor doesn't tell me don't care. End to the people that are here today. This has a very good chance of becoming here entrepreneurs city. And state of the country. Now. You only could another group is -- a lot to bring new business and and early April read correctly refuses -- fortunately. Saying the same exact thing considering Red Cross your burger quarter. We can either. Cool the route -- we become something we never dreamed. Or Google where we wore special. -- Gumbo crawfish. And that was about it -- -- did it more than that but the attitude was we're special. We're only change Katrina says. You can't do this you're gonna survive. -- not only were surviving and improve forget the lone -- goodness there's someone that credibly and some can import about how important decisions. I never thought that it received notes. I would virtually -- there was interest in sitting across from me or in plum and -- candidate from Stanford. Really. We've -- doing here and well I. It's -- eight Stanford. So my eye doesn't say -- I -- -- NBA and master's in education student also it's different. And got really excited about last year because of all the great things that are happening with the school system aren't. In New Orleans and it got here and realize that it isn't just the school system that's doing really exciting innovative things but it's the larger business community so I. Made the trip back and brought a new team a seven additional -- is -- me this year that so there's three important this year there are her. Errors I guess eighteens and MBA seventeen of -- is and eight an eight NBA's from each -- -- And what do you expect to get around this -- and out of -- you're gonna see him do I got. Gotten so much data already I guess. Learning tremendous amount from the onto the doors here. At the idea village. On meeting just really exciting hard working innovative people around the normally. This in California. It's a different spirit I think the people out there sort of take. Energy for granted and he'll feel as much and so being down here. On there's just like an excitement around on a partnership that is kindness. I think get taken for granted out there. So you never thought in my lifetime much hit him with the -- review whatever. Turned Stanford and so it really think for special that you connect -- -- got freaked out job. Cornell team leader. Why. I'm internal but. -- Well last year it was the first year that corn on participated in the I do you -- challenge. And don't look that is that through my silly idea court challenges. What Lewis was telling us about which is eight NBA teams that come down to New Orleans from very various parts of the US and we help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. So each team is partnered with an entrepreneur and and our intention is is sitting. You know -- The awareness and and the presence of entrepreneurs. All over the US basically -- -- -- -- -- That you did you realize you're New Orleans January in Cornell and yes these pictures harper bird didn't go to. Moon you can grew a lot of big cities do the same thing -- here. Right so that Cornell team that that participated last year when they came back to campus. You should've seen the energy that they came back with it was amazing it was it was and they were on fire. Based on just how vibrant that week was for them how how impact full that we was to them. And so when I saw that. It totally -- -- to New Orleans so much so that I actually spent my summer town in New Orleans and what I did was I interned for an entrepreneur. Within the -- building that we're in right now. To help him with his marketing strategy so. It during that time I fell in love with new ordinance and I'm from Chicago so who look so much so that I would actually consider moving down to New Orleans. After graduation so for me to come back for this week and help I'm not another entrepreneur. That's that's exciting to me -- Aren't I've spent a lot of time in San Francisco and other year for Stanford to. Is this something that's throwing more and more people from same produce the same thing -- corner of the message went out and this is unique this is different. Yes absolutely so I'm so our team right down eight people and we had ever three times the number of applications as people that could come now with us three -- him I. I'm and that's considering that ever ever spring break period where there are required school trips so this is drawing from my. A pool of probably a hundred or so people -- or even available to come and we had. You know twenty something people want to like demeaning to be on here -- Look I would get a break for news and the only thing both Serbia and -- -- thank you for being here and -- but we really mean it. I mean because. Received. The quality of entrepreneurs here and excitement. Would then -- A lot here. And to see this is collector and a big miracle to thank you so much and make your team room computers you croak which encrypt with the Mormon. There's no real Italian -- thank you so much extra -- of the cigarette break come right back. When news breaks out we break in the day in each weekday and weekend. The news talk and sports a leader in the big 871053. WWL FM and double. -- -- dot com. I knew it certainly comparable Linux and -- consideration for the I'm in the mission where you can probably the most exciting thing I've ever seen since I've lived in the city and have been here for. Here's reliable location at entrepreneur -- I -- affiliate. In the I would to a dinner last night. For young people -- -- bankruptcy pressures Cornell student Google. Didn't tell you name it they're all here for entrepreneurs will be. Well -- -- usual most sudden. Here all the time. Because believe it or not. We're being told -- that the Google's in the corn sales. Agreed to possibly in the DT on trooper -- -- center. Of this country and have two people can remove me at this point don't one of important New Orleans and ring to. When the only people additionally mr. tuner -- no -- -- called leader. Your for the Cornell team welcome to show. And I also just shoot they've -- temper. Britain and who tracks. Analytical owner who could one here. Exactly what's happening here we are told to warn a pure -- Cornell but -- And you went to Goldman Sachs. In new York and what you want you back what are you seeing what you do. I'll -- -- -- -- I'm originally from what went ahead and post-Katrina I've always look for opportunities to continue to make an impact. On the city got a front. And wanted to reasons. I decided to go to Cornell for business school when I was looking at a different schools. Com I noticed at Cornell was involved in this up in this experience and assistant and wanted to do this opportunity to help entrepreneur growing commercialize his business here -- fifty which ultimately helps revitalize our city. I'm in -- spirit of entrepreneurship. But in -- constitutional insulate -- obviously whether. You're you just can't do talk about it very very good at math. And you have. Yourself from when you're hearing Charlie is pretty poor education system you can reach the heights Cornell. You're coming back. You've accomplished what you've accomplished. -- -- couldn't. And you've had opportunities that people wouldn't have because of the little intelligent education. What about this building what about this group mission -- so this may be conclusively. -- you know I think what's happening is that is the opposite the blood pouring trying to. Right post-Katrina and England has pointed in our society where we have a high growth of of innovation and technology. You know. This is at the perfect opportunity for new politics New Orleans to attract top talent. Idea of religion and fostering a community of of entrepreneurship and opportunity and not only attract top talent but could keep count. Encourage. Indelible. You know -- who who may seek opportunities in New York City to work on Wall Street to encourage in the compared to make a difference. -- We you weren't working and Goldman Sachs and in -- -- duty and he -- -- blue you can presume you've got totally you can only usual Tuesday we. He's got. People from all of the country what would you tell somebody go in search of New York actually you're -- New Orleans because. Because of culture. Because people are continually hear you know it is something a -- You know two people who live and. But really how we -- this is very different than in New York you know in New York you can focus solely on a goal here you you focus more than people. And that aspect distance of the nasty northeast very intrusive are those are people Culpepper and and effects -- -- 50000 dollars -- Yes Carlin we are competing in the the -- Owens idea village water challenge 2000 women contest on Monday made a pitch with. Oh with two other companies and course like visit as a winner. And Margaret solutions I will take his new fixing. I don't know what is -- -- for a cleaner environment was in the this -- affects exists for cars sort of research done at Tulane University here locally and armed. Doctor Vijay John at their chemical engineering environment like when -- department doing and is & Associates came up with this technology have a patent pending on it. And basically we use. Carbon from sugar. Sugar -- grown here in Louisiana. And combine it with than men who aren't articles and -- it with today polymer. Made from art crawfish in Kerala crab shells. And have companies in the ground walked into the ground where this contaminate ground water and our goal is to clean up contaminate ground war. You were wanna think we talk about energy all the time uses sequestration. Of carbon sequestration. The clinical elements that we have put underground and there's always the argument can't do a repeater. That is coming up back up to the nobody's gonna insure against that Susan -- projects like in Florida where utilities have been built. Round sequestration. Have never even started because the insurance -- can you product. Possibly in the future revenue effect on the downside of pollution. Arab and I think generally expert in that area that is a look to -- talk show -- choose line -- so you know -- Well here I am from Louisiana not been living in this area of the world to steal this wouldn't sound like to leave. Developed is a you can connect. I want been in the -- -- remediation business since a 1982. And have worked all over the country have managed offices were for the first -- company went public on the stock market back in -- specializing in ground ground water mediation. And two. An old associate an old friend doctor -- else -- -- at two lions he heard about the people in the chemical engineering department that this technology and I. He got us together. When you walk through this building in my credit rating that there's something I've never seen never felt. Going on in this city here. I I agree completely and time and now heard you talk during the break about Arabs why is there are so much energy -- of energy now in the Ahmanson. Attorney out there really think it has something do with in the world at large seen or have continued Norah Jones in this area. During Katrina and then in the -- peace don't. And I really think that a large part of it has some to do with that lamented John Kennedy's speech don't ask what your country can do for you give -- -- in my generation. And we didn't really fancy and you could do that well this is a new generation -- -- very good -- and -- Erin for allegedly. You're from here of what is immune from -- risk that the he's -- to think they're young people losing right now lower income groups. Or in groups where they feel like they're not gonna have an opportunity. When would be race religion creed or whatever what do you say to them because. You you overcame a lot of obstacles to do where you are today with. And I think we're in a new world we're in a world where where information is free. Where the opportunities that exist at that people are traditionally not exposed to they can become exposed to. You know growing up I didn't hear our army knew nothing about investment banking trading consulting. Venture capital are private equity but that's not necessarily the case that these days because kids have access to the Internet. And within the access they can't. Things to look a plethora of opportunities -- and I love him to. To you know to achieve its relationship that -- superstar. The financial wealth or our people and we'll put our most important building and sustaining. Information is free it's. And that's something I've never been brewing. It -- you can of course. Dealing with the visiting -- and as soon. -- -- -- that this is David Cameron's wanted to also send out things there's. Feelings technology transfer department and then nobody tomorrow's final innovations innovate and tremendous help to us as well as -- been -- literature seems to be really you. Brave new world of reliving here and then you -- you very much part of -- thank you so much -- what you -- we're talking. We're break movie that has New Orleans is -- on the Lakefront the -- 871053. Jeff -- WWL dot com. It's Garland Robinette a think tank on WWL PM after German car. 18748668890. Wait seventy. Oregon fortunately Williams a few minutes of -- through. It was true -- -- -- -- Once we're Newsweek. -- hopefully you get to loosens some the show and I think you can use it to you just really -- something extraordinary. Every person that's -- at Cornell. To. But the bankers to the investors. Choose Stanford. To Google. Revulsion at the same thing they think this. -- And will be the only -- to New York senator the United States. And to me that's why it's his son Tim where it was certainly move me one thing -- founders of articulate. You didn't request a live show producers who requested. The -- minutes ago. Everytime you bring in a new group here when the I've done get more more curious no matter how cynical I -- in coming here today ten times more excited. Talking to these people base of theories that -- to -- -- is just -- extraordinary want to connect. But yeah I work here every -- is great to see and I see it that you're right. Girl and I think it it is time for the rest of the CC was really. That did the magic this happening right now because you have some the best talent in the world coming to the -- to work for the local entrepreneurs and -- -- -- today. But there really is a common theme there's something special going on New Orleans. We have an incredible leadership group from the business community to the university student government to civic leaders and is a connective tissues that really. If it is supportive of the individuals with new ideas they -- support them here but they wanna keep them here so Garland in the the idea from the idea village was the built on a network was to build a new community that's what entrepreneurship and what's so great gratifying is to see the physical manifestation of that. Tell me all the good things about the block party tonight but let's also talk about could gratuity I talked to be vulnerable to life. I'm sure there boutiques or magazine. Last night and she's monitoring. What you guys -- in particular naked pizza death. As a business model -- multiple parties upon the let's talk about. Small -- people -- and tokens to people who are struggling or you can doing well. Come into an exporter in the area. Might actually benefit your business. Without the hyperbole in good really much to deliver a good stuff. Offer associate part of our our model it is pay it forward so we support entrepreneurs in the them. The idea beyond when they would -- it sports a naked pizza is -- sponsor tonight's party. We don't work -- the skies for three years. And we're -- close -- -- Gerard street in between camp in magazine -- -- that in the magazine roared right right right by the PGA is right there in camp but we're close in on the street. And this is meant to be a celebration for the community everyone's invited we're gonna have local musicians. Food trucks we're gonna have the feel goods Twitter page we're gonna have. All the NBA's folks from Google all the corporations the -- this is meant to be for anybody in the community. That was to see feel it -- in the -- is on the entrepreneur ecosystem that's created so if you're not trickle down you never know he's standing next to be ready for your pitch. It could be a major investor could be so from Google that. You know don't drink too much -- -- have some fun but this is -- doing here to celebrate archbishop and this is by doing business and that's why we wanted tonight once celebrate the debate that that the -- community to feel it. I have been to Poland on yesterday. And and went to the general entrepreneur -- And a host it so that every met this lady she just won 500000 dollars. No no exit the detriment of solidity. Cheap to -- so and so and so between 500000. Patients with young I was so very impressive Garland you're really doing -- homework. But somebody else. The Blue Line without due diligence some program -- their newborn 500000. Not your recipient what you tell me what you organizations doing -- Sure Harlem. Played -- it was -- goes into a fund and yeah we invest in these startup companies they come and pitched to us and nearly get a great background here are due diligence. We know when somebody comes might do village doesn't know what they're talking about so for so we'd love when they're pitching to us. -- says something about. Paying it forward. You know what we have as a group that gives you it to group there's a structure for successful business people to participate in -- ownership movement. That's that's pretty much centered here and I do village. They can participate by investing in the companies so that they truly paying it forward they've made there -- there. Fortune or or there there money each and now they're investing in start up companies. -- to bring to bring -- collision of. Usually deliberately Tillman tell me -- I misunderstood. On the opposite side and I had a wild -- a while back. There were created just a chain -- -- well I don't do it sure is a very little overhead. If I have been better if I wanted to do that I it has plenty of bank the bank put resilient we need investors. Aren't going to be telling investors. Which is the big big money people like to once -- finally backed -- local consumer news as well you investors. To prove to us. The big convention is that the brilliant new. We hear the early stage investors right where we're before you go to venture we take the concept you're still probably not cash flow positive here. The public defender and have sales yet right whichever great idea that you can bring to the group explained it's for the group and and basically hell must have faith that you can take that forward we've we've fund that. And then that company gets going when tickets and moving along and then they can go to the venture here. There's just ordered 500000 dollars to. On the academy we're we investors didn't have them what they didn't win it I mean I got an investor aren't they got investment let the ticket they earned it isn't very much earned that we take an equity stake in the companies as they grow we will make -- real -- And Garland discipline most exciting things to see. For profit investors come into this community because they're not doing to feel good they're doing it invests in so there's anything real. Entrepreneur community that is providing values that I got a reputable government time conservative for some younger than three hours pushing it to -- This is just exceptional. And gives everybody hope very quickly -- 40% to starting at 6 o'clock tonight. Ended on Gerard street in between -- and then using her clothes off the whole city and this is a celebration launch from a small community you own the company usually never have a better opportunity. To better your business. Kimberly can thank you so much -- my three telecommuting and we'll come right back to go to -- Please and thank you and everybody being -- -- and they've pub brawl.