The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Cordina have combined forces to present the Cordina Challenge, a pitch competition for Jefferson Parish entrepreneurs. The Challenge is also in partnership with the Jefferson Chamber and the Idea Village. Four finalists were chosen from a group of 37 applications that were due on February 19th.
“These entrepreneurs are incredibly talented and we feel very fortunate to place them in front of the Jefferson Parish community,” says JEDCO Executive Director, Jerry Bologna. “I believe the companies we chose to compete are truly indicative of the bright, innovative minds present in Jefferson Parish right now.”
The Cordina Challenge will take place on March 19th, 2013 during NOEW at Drago’s Empire Room at 2:00 pm. The winning pitch will receive a combination of direct capital and in-kind services valued at more than $43,000.
“I was excited to meet with all of the entrepreneurs that applied for the Cordina Challenge. The event is proving that Jefferson Parish has what it takes to grow great companies,” says Cordina CEO, Sal LaMartina. “The entrepreneurs chosen to compete represent only a small sample of the talented and innovative startup companies here in Jefferson.”
Be Well Nutrition: Billy Bosch
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Zingboard: Jim Blitch
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