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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a new entrepreneurial culture is taking hold in New Orleans.

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By Jason Meyers

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If New Orleans needs a symbol of its entrepreneurial uprising, this is it: A grand building in the heart of the Warehouse District, once home to one of the city's old-line law firms, has been completely taken over by young business renegades.

By April, the lawyers had been swept out of the building at 643 Magazine Street. It was freshly rehabbed, christened the Intellectual Property, and the future started moving in: businesses like TurboSquid, an emerging player in the wild art of 3-D modeling, and iSeatz, the online engine behind major travel and entertainment sites.

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