PitchNOLA: Education is the annual event hosted by Propeller that aims to increase equitable education outcomes for all New Orleanians.
The live pitch competition will take place on October 17 at Propeller. Tickets are free and open to the public.
Ten semi-finalists have been selected to participate in the event. “These entrepreneurs bring ideas to narrow educational disparities in New Orleans, from early childcare to post-secondary education and additional alternatives to four-year degrees,” shared Propeller.
The semi-finalists, a mix of early-stage entrepreneurs and alumni ventures, include:
Anytown NOLA is a project of NOCCJ that brings together Louisiana high school students for a one-week camp experience to share their diverse backgrounds.
Brothers Empowered 2 Teach generates a pipeline of teachers who mirror success for their students by recruiting men of color into classroom-based careers.
Excellent Readers Early Education Intervention Pilot addresses areas of reading difficulty for young children by building the foundation for phonics, reading, and spelling skills in a multi-sensory, playful, and age-appropriate way.
The Innovation for Equity Project empowers educators on an individual level, guides schools through transformational change on an institutional level, and supports educators in a school redesign that combats inequities and systems of oppression.
Oxbow Education provides software designed to support high school students in building college readiness skills, while enhancing the college guidance process.
STEM Library Lab is a local resource sharing facility for science equipment and planning resources for teachers designed to enable inquiry-based hands-on learning.
STEM NOLA grows future innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs through inspiration, engagement, and exposure in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Sugar Roots Farm fosters physical wellness and positive environmental impact in New Orleans by sharing farm-to-fork education and sustainable agricultural practices.
Ubuntu Village hosts a program that delivers social, economic, and transformational justice to children and communities affected by the criminal justice system.