San Francisco and New Orleans are bound by a love of music, art, food, architecture, and culture.

San FraNOLA is a celebration of the commonalities, connections, and culture of New Orleans and San Francisco. This program is a chance to hear about the rebirth of one of the great American cities.

San Francisco entrepreneurs and creative & digital media professionals are invited to experience New Orleans music and complimentary food on June 26th! This is an excellent opportunity to network with like minded individuals, and learn about Greater New Orleans’ emergence as a hub for technology-based companies and startups.


Lagniappe Brass Band is an established brass band in New Orleans, Louisiana dedicated to bringing out the funkiest brass music to the dancing masses. We based our name on the French term, “Lagniappe” which is defined as “something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure.” Mark Twain writes about the word as “a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get.” The Lagniappe Brass Band is here to give you the best brass music – and a little extra.


A complimentary sample of jambalaya will be provided (while it lasts) by Jambalaya Girl, of Cook Me Somethin’ Mister®, a company which creates and distributes a mix based on the Preau family recipe.


GNO, Inc. - A regional economic development agency serving the 10-parish Greater New Orleans region.  GNO, Inc. serves to both market the region to companies seeking opportunities in Greater New Orleans, as well as to improve business conditions through policy, workforce and other initiatives.

The Canary Collective - A design and development studio whose projects range from small start-ups, larger foundations, and universities to internal, curated projects of their own making.

Dirty Coast - This team of designers and cultural ambassadors makes it possible to “be a New Orleanian wherever you are” in style.  Their products spark conversations of The Big Easy all over the world.