Each year, New Orleans-based social innovation hub Propeller hosts a series of pitch competitions for local entrepreneurs, awarding thousands of dollars in total prizes.
There are three separate pitches that are part of the annual PitchNOLA competitions. The pitches will take place this spring with three focus areas: water, education, and health and food.
“As a series, PitchNOLA demonstrates the power of entrepreneurs to increase quality of life for all New Orleanians,” says Crystal McDonald, Propeller’s Director of Entrepreneurship. “These entrepreneurs care about the people of our city, and they come to the stage with the tools, services, and approaches we need for a more inclusive, powerful city.”
The Water Challenge presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation will take place on April 3, the Education Challenge presented by Capital One will take place on April 17, and the Health & Food Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will take place on May 1.
Meet the 2019 PitchNOLA finalists:
Water Challenge presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation
The BAF Map | Bright Side Oysters | Green is the New Norm in Communities of Color Mastodonte | Oko Vue Produce | Tout Ensemble
Education Challenge presented by Capital One
ALAS | Burks Management Firm | Cipher 360 | Crescent City Corps | Girls Rock New Orleans
Kaleidoscope Early Learning Center | Let’s KNOW Card Games | Roots of Renewal
Health & Food Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Fly Circus Space | Domango Training | Louisiana Re-entry Mediation Program | The Ohm Well | Split Second Foundation
2nd Chance Donuts | Cajun Fire Brewing Company | Food Recovery Initiative | Provost FarmVaucresson Sausage Company
For more information or to register for any of the PitchNOLA events, visit gopropeller.org/pitchnola.