Social innovation hub Propeller has launched applications for its third installment of the annual health-related pitch competition, PitchNOLA: Living Well. The competition seeks non-profits, for-profits, individuals, and organizations with entrepreneurial solutions to Louisiana’s public health crisis.
Propeller says the ventures should focus on financially sustainable ideas that tackle inefficiencies, opportunities, and bottlenecks in six main areas: nutritious, affordable and easy-to-access food, health conditions, physical activity, service delivery coordination, maternal and child health, and access to health insurance.
In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, they will award a total $10,000 social ventures. Semi-finalists will pitch in front of a live audience and a panel of judges from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25 at Propeller.
10 semi-finalists will be selected on the basis of potential social impact, financial sustainability, and viability.
“For existing for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations with over $50,000 in 2015 revenues, the proposed idea must be a new idea that is not currently implemented,” says Propeller. “Proposed projects and team members may be located outside of Orleans Paris; however, the project’s primary beneficiaries must be Orleans Parish residents.”
Apply online before April 25 to be in the running for the pitches next month in front a live panel of judges and over 200 audience members.