New Orleans has an opportunity to be a leader in the next iteration of the internet and our competitive advantage is our creativity.
NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) January 26, 2023
Historic landmark “The Eiffel” located at 2040 St. Charles Avenue has undergone a high-tech transformation and the vision is ready to be revealed to the city in the form of The Nieux – a campus designed to connect a global collective to cutting edge technology projects born in New Orleans. The Nieux is operated by NieuxCo, a New Orleans-based Web3 venture studio that is the brain trust of local entrepreneurs and business leaders Tim Williamson, Patrick Comer, Zach Kupperman and Lindsey Roussel.
“The Nieux is more than a real-estate development project for us,” shared Zach Kupperman, local developer and Co-Founder of NieuxCo. “From our physical location in the heart of the New Orleans' Garden District, we aim to encourage large-scale adoption of technology to unleash the creative potential of our city.”
The Nieux campus will be home to several bars, a restaurant, podcast room and meeting spaces. NieuxCo will host events that foster a collaborative spirit within the community and seek to inspire new approaches to real world communities and entrepreneurial opportunities.
“New Orleans has an opportunity to be a leader in the next iteration of the internet and our competitive advantage is our creativity,” shared Tim Williamson, CEO and Founder of NieuxCo. “Historically, we have had to play catch-up throughout various cycles of innovation, but now we are on the front end of the fastest-growing tech sector from the last 30 years. We hope to reap the benefits as a first-mover.”
Millions of people visit New Orleans each year, spending billions on food, art, music, and cultural experiences, but a very small percentage goes to local creators. The rise of Web3 technology can be leveraged as tools to redefine the creator’s rights in our digital world, helping local artists build wealth by reaching a wider audience and selling work without intermediaries.
“Web3 technology is all about democratizing access to tools that have traditionally been controlled by giant tech platforms,” added Patrick Comer, Co-Founder of NieuxCo. “In the early nineties when people started talking about the internet, it was mostly disregarded as a passing fad, too complicated to ever become the powerful tool we all now use every day. The same could be said of the ‘entrepreneur wave’ in the 2000s; no one wanted to take this initiative seriously. NieuxCo recognizes Web3 as the logical evolution and our goal is to help everyone in New Orleans see the potential and understand how to best utilize it.”
Lindsey Roussel, Managing Director of The Nieux Society, added, “This city and its people are exceptional, and we are dedicated to shining a spotlight on the powerful creative energy that is the pulse of our community. Despite the colossal value of their work, many artists and culture bearers in New Orleans are still undervalued. Adopting new technology offers a range of tools to safeguard the digital legacy of artists and opens up new opportunities to expand their reach while allowing them to maintain greater control throughout the process.”
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NieuxCo is a New Orleans-based Web3 venture studio that uses cutting-edge technology to strengthen real-world communities. NieuxCo’s genesis project is Nieux Society, a global collective exploring Web3 to showcase New Orleans’ full creative potential. NieuxCo’s portfolio of projects includes 504 Founder NFT, Mardi Gras NFT, Nieux Brieux NFT, Secret Garden NFT, Nieux University and The Nieux Campus. NieuxCo is led by New Orleans entrepreneurs Tim Williamson, Patrick Comer, Zach Kupperman, and Lindsey Roussel. For more information: http://www.nieux.co
About Nieux Society
The Nieux Society is a global collective of entrepreneurs, artists, and citizens of the world exploring Web3 technology in New Orleans. Founded by 504 of the city’s creative, business, and professional leaders, the collective seeks to strengthen the community by educating and integrating the city of New Orleans into the next generation of the internet. The goal is to empower local creators with cutting-edge Web3 technology to bring New Orleans’ rich culture to the world. Notable advisors include bounce rapper Big Freedia, internationally renowned author Walter Isaacson, Saints linebacker Demario Davis, Commanders Palace Co-Proprietor Ti Adelaide Martin, Preservation Hall creative director Ben Jaffe, Former Saints player and ALS Champion Steve Gleason and New Orleans Web3 & real estate maven Tara Hernandez. The Nieux Society is a project of NieuxCo, a New Orleans-based Web3 venture studio. For more information: http://www.nieux.xyz