Impact Accelerator

A 4-month program to start, grow, or transform your business.

Propeller’s Impact Accelerator is an interactive 4-month accelerator program that provides start-up and growth entrepreneurs with coaching, community building, curriculum, and technical assistance.

Our program enables entrepreneurs to build ventures that are grounded in financial viability, social impact, racial equity, and a demonstrated commitment to the prosperity of our city and region. 

Program Dates: August 6 - December 6

Focus Areas

Community Economic Development

Black and Brown-led brick-and-mortar businesses that create jobs and build community along the Broad Street corridor.

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Education

Ventures working to infuse  social-emotional learning, increase family and community engagement, and enact  equitable, culturally relevant practices, policies, and approaches to classrooms, schools, and education systems across New Orleans.

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Food

Entrepreneurs producing consumer packaged goods and other local food products with an emphasis on sustainable, healthy, affordable, and locally sourced ingredients. Propeller will prioritize ideas that will create equitable economic development of the New Orleans food system.

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Health

Entrepreneurs providing direct health and wellness services, including clinical care and services that address the social and physical determinants of health. Propeller will prioritize entrepreneurs working to serve a client base demographically representative of New Orleans.

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Water

Entrepreneurs working specifically in stormwater management, green infrastructure, coastal restoration, or adaptation and resilience. Priority: ventures  working to shape the water industry to be more representative of the majority-Black and Brown city they serve.

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