New Orleans Accelerator Program Welcomes New Cohort of Social Innovators

Propeller is a New Orleans-based nonprofit that supports social innovation and entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental disparities in the region.

The organization has announced the 30 ventures joining their 2019 Impact Accelerator program, a four month program designed to transform local businesses at both the startup and growth stages of operations. 

This year’s Impact Accelerator welcomes 22 for-profit and eight nonprofit companies owned by 70 percent people of color and 63 percent women. The businesses focus on five sectors: community economic development, education, food, health, and water. 

Propeller and its partners provide the participating entrepreneurs with coaching and technical assistance to promote social impact, financial viability, racial equity, and a commitment to the New Orleans region. 

Meet the 2019 Impact Accelerator class: 

Community Economic Development

Ascent Blends | Beaucoup Eats | Brighter Horizons Construction | Connect2Black | Crazy Waffle Bar


ALAS | Excellent Readers, Inc. | Kaleidoscope Early Learning Center | Legacy Leadership Academy for Girls | Navigate NOLA | STEM Library Lab


Cajun Fire Brewing | NO Hunger NOLA | Piety and Desire Chocolate | Provost Farm | Schmelly’s Dirt Farm | Vaucresson Sausage


Broadmoor Wellness Initiative | Domango Training | I-STARRT | Integrative Spine Care & Wellness | Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation | Mother Wit Maternity & Consulting Services


Cicada Radio | Delta Flora Native Plants | Gravel Road Builders and Construction Services | Louisiana Land Art | The Solutions Journal | Sponge City