Tim Williamson

Founding Member


Tim Williamson is Co-Founder and CEO of The Idea Village, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing a dynamic network of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and professionals committed to helping startups launch in New Orleans. Under Tim’s leadership, The Idea Village has established itself as a globally recognized leader in developing place-based entrepreneurial ecosystems and he has led the efforts to position New Orleans as a significant entrepreneurship hub.

Tim is a dynamic business leader who successfully started multiple ventures in cities across the country before founding The Idea Village in 2000. He has been a steadfast advocate for entrepreneurship in New Orleans and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and leadership at conferences across the country and internationally. Over the years, Tim has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, USA Today, The New York Times, Business Week, CNN, Inc.com, Forbes, and Japan’s Nikkei Times.

A New Orleans native, he received a B.S.M. in Finance from Tulane University in 1987.