Propeller, the non-profit that incubates innovative community-based ventures to solve New Orleans’ social and environmental challenges has announced PitchNOLA 2014: Living Well.
The third installment of the PitchNOLA social innovation competition will focus on health and wellness throughout the city.
“It’s time to change,” says Propeller. Louisiana has a poor health ranking with an obesity rate clocking in at 69%. The state also has the most diabetes-related deaths and the fourth most cases of HIV/AIDS in the nation.
PitchNOLA will award a total of $10,000 startup funding and technical assistance to participants with solutions that will reduce health disparities and encourage a healthier, more active and better nourished New Orleans.
There is a Q&A session coming up on Monday, February 24th at Propeller (4035 Washington Ave).
The application deadline is is March 27th. Semifinalists will be announced on April 7th and the competition will take place on April 24th, also at 4035 Washington Avenue.
First place receives $5,000 in cash prizes. Second place receives $3,000. Third place receives $2,000. There will also be an audience-funded Audience Favorite vote.
For more information, visit GoPropeller.org/pitchnola.