Entergy to Donate $5,000 in Prizes to Select Startups at PowerMoves.NOLA

PowerMoves.NOLAEntergy has partnered with PowerMoves.NOLA, designed to increase the number of venture-backed minority entrepreneurs, to launch the Entergy Power Boost Challenge. The company will award $5,000 to both a Louisiana-based company and Entergy “Series A” Power Pitch participant who receives the most votes via Facebook.

The votes can be cast on Entergy’s Power to Care Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thepowertocare.

PowerMoves.NOLA is a new initiative about creating power and opportunity through entrepreneurship in New Orleans. The goal is to increase the number of high-growth, minority-owned businesses through connecting entrepreneurs to mentors, financing and technical assistance both locally and nationally. PowerMoves.NOLA launches July 3-5 in conjunction with the ESSENCE Festival™ Presented by Coca-Cola.

More specifically, the $5,000 prizes in the Entergy Power Boost Challenge will go to:

1. The company among the eight participating in the Entergy ”Series A” Power Pitch (Friday, July 4 at 2 PM at Manning’s Restaurant) that receives the most consumer votes, including:

2. The Louisiana-based company participating in PowerMoves.NOLA that collects the most consumer votes. Those companies include:

“Entergy is proud to support PowerMoves.NOLA in helping minority-owned businesses access the capital and resources necessary to thrive,” said Patty Riddlebarger, director of corporate social responsibility for Entergy Corporation.

“We are proud to have Entergy as a sponsor of PowerMoves.NOLA and appreciate their bringing this extra boost of resources  to allow us to involve others in our efforts to support and expand minority entrepreneurship,” said PowerMoves.NOLA founder Leslie Jacobs.