Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge Winner: Realized Designs Projects

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

Chaffe McCall congratulates Realized Designs Projects for winning this year’s Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge Award

In collaboration with The Idea Village, Chaffe McCall recently presented The “Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge Award” to local entrepreneur, Realized Designs Projects, a start-up business that moved to New Orleans within the past year. Realized Designs Projects was chosen as the winner of a business-development prize valued at $20,000.  Five local entrepreneurs participated in an interview process to compete for free legal services and organization/structure advice provided by Chaffe McCall.  A much anticipated feature of The Idea Village’s Entrepreneur Season, this year marked its fifth year for the Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge.

About the Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge

The Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge is a business competition.  The Idea Village nominates five entrepreneurs from its 2017 Strategic Consulting Portfolio who exhibit great ideas and potential for growth. Each local nominee is selected based on the venture’s need for legal advice and mentoring. Additionally, engagement level, presentation to committee members, and stage of business development are factors taken into consideration.

“What grabbed our attention about Realized Designs Projects was its commitment to better our community, combined with its creativity and innovation in their products and services. We felt we could provide the necessary legal counsel to Realized Designs Projects to take their ideas to next level,”   said E. Howell Crosby, Chaffe McCall Managing Partner.


About Realized Designs Projects

Realized Designs Projects is a two person operation, which includes Anna Finch and Brien Teasley.  The duo help companies research the market for potential competitors and help their clients figure out how to make their products better and more competitive.  They assist in the design and development phases of bringing their client’s products to market, including assistance with prototyping and production.  They have key contacts with a number of factories around the world, which provide sourcing and manufacturing.  Realized Designs Projects’ mission is complete when a client’s product is sold in the market place. For more information on Realized Designs Projects, please visit


About The Idea Village

The Idea Village Entrepreneur Season runs annually from July – March, connecting a collaborative network of local and national partners to identify, support, and celebrate local start-up enterprises through a broad array of innovative educational and consulting services. The 2017 season culminates with the 9th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week held on March 19-24, 2017. For more information on The Idea Village and its annual Entrepreneur Season please visit

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