Once a member of the Idea Village IDEAxcelerator class, frozen beverage company Cordina has since expanded and has created a pitch competition of their own by teaming up with the Jefferson Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). Now, they are focusing on finding entrepreneurs in Jefferson Parish to assist by providing direct capital and business development services.
The Cordina Challenge, as it has been named, will officially kick off on March 19th, 2013 during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. In order to compete, entrepreneurs must: live, work or market in Jefferson Parish, generate between $0-$1 million in revenue; have between 0-10 employees, and be a for profit company. Applications are due next month on February 19th, 2013.
JEDCO is looking for, “big ideas with the high potential to grow and positively impact the community.” The competition is a great way to connect Jefferson Parish entrepreneurs and companies with those in Orleans Parish. The Challenge is also in partnership with Idea Village and the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce.
Applications are now being accepted through JEDCO’s website. Winners will be announced on February 1st so they will have time to prepare pitches.