Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) has announced they have opened applications for their annual JEDCO Challenge, a pitch competition showcasing the brightest entrepreneurs living and working in Jefferson Parish.
The pitch competition will elevate opportunities for early-stage companies in the area. JEDCO seeks entrepreneurs with unique ideas that have the high potential to grow and positively impact Jefferson Parish.
Entrepreneurs who apply must live, work or have a strong presence in Jefferson Parish, generate less than $500,000 in revenue, have fewer than five full-time employees and be a for-profit company.
Applications will be accepted now through November 15, 2015.
JEDCO Challenge will again be held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), the annual celebration of entrepreneurship. The challenge will take place Monday, March 14, 2016 at Southport Hall.
A panel of Jefferson Parish business leaders will determine the winning pitch, valued at $20,000 in direct capital and additional in-kind business services.