$100,000 Up for Grabs at Startup St. Bernard Pitch Competition

Entries are now being accepted for the sixth annual Startup St. Bernard pitch competition. The prize package is currently valued at more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind services. 

Startup St. Bernard is open to any business that will locate operations in St. Bernard Parish for at least two years, improve St. Bernard Parish, and actively participate in the St. Bernard Parish entrepreneur ecosystem.  

The Startup St. Bernard pitch will take place during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in March and award at least $5,000 to each of the three finalists. 

Co-organizers the Meraux Foundation and the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation shared: “Judges will score entries based on the quality of the business plans and how the startups will improve St. Bernard by creating jobs, investing capital into the parish, providing needed products or services to the region, and/or contributing to the growth of the core Startup St. Bernard sectors: creative digital media, cultural arts/cultural economy, health and wellness, advanced manufacturing/value-added manufacturing, logistics, and the seafood industry.”

The deadline to apply is February 24. Visit startupstbernard.com for more information or to apply.