March 2015 - IDIYA

Archive for March, 2015



New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK, is the annual business festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and advanced thinking, produced by The Idea Village. IDIYA will have a booth so be sure to stop by and see some of equipment and current projects created by our members.  Join us on Fulton Street March 20-27, 2015 for this year’s event!


Let’s Party! IDIYA will be hosting a Grand Opening block party at 2705 S Broad St in New Orleans on March 26, 2015 from 5pm-9pm. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm, patrons will enjoy cold beverages and award winning Jambalaya provided by Chad Blanchard (aka Gumbo King) of Charlie’s Restaurant. Additional refreshments will be provided by our neighbor Laurel Street Bakery. Joule Solar will have an open house with refreshments and display some of their solar powered and LED lighting solutions. 3 Potato 4 – a company that featuring organic, vegetarian and vegan foods will be providing samples of their baked potato fries and coconut frozen yogurt. Hope to see you all there!

PLEASE let us know you are coming by JOINING our event: Join IDIYA’s Grand Opening Event on Facebook


IDIYA Grand Opening Schedule of Events

Times Details
5:00-5:30pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Words from District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell. Presentation of scissors to cut ribbon.
5:30-6:15pm Meet, greet and mingle with IDIYA team members, new IDIYA members, teachers and other makers. Members will enjoy refreshments at IDIYA, Joule Solar, Laurel Street Bakery and free samples at 3 potato 4.
6:15-6:30pm Introduction of proprietors from Green Coast Enterprises, Joule Solar Energy, Laurel Street Bakery, and 3 Potato 4 by Andrew Ward
6:30-6:35pm Introduction of IDIYA owner Domenic Giunta by Andrew Ward and Opening words from Domenic Giunta
6:35-6:50pm Presentation – How to take an idea to reality. Multimedia presentation with video, PowerPoint and hands on demonstration with audience interaction.
6:50-6:55pm Introduction of Russell from 3D Systems by Andrew Ward
6:55-7:05pm Russell talks about capabilities of 3D systems equipment
7:05-7:10pm Introduction of Curt from Auto Desk by Andrew Ward
7:10-7:20pm Curt talks about how Autofusion and how to use it to design and build.
7:20-8:20pm Teachers of IDIYA will be set up to provide information about upcoming classes.
8:20-9:00pm Members welcome to hang around at the party and last opportunity to take advantage of pre-sale special with first month free and lock in rate for life!