Community Solutions PitchNOLA Competition

PitchNOLA 2012 is a free event, open to the public. Registration required.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Parking can be found on Newcomb Place after 5:30pm.


Tulane University: Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, LA 70118

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The Challenge:
New Orleans still faces tremendous challenges in education, poverty, health, food, environment, etc.

The Pitch:
Pitch your idea for a sustainable solution that solves a pressing social or environmental challenge.

The Prizes:
$5,000 First-Place cash prize, $500 “Audience Favorite” prize, pro bono services, and exposure in front of 200+ attendees.

More Info:
Read the press release featuring the ten Semi-Finalists and our celebrity judges.

More Info

PitchNOLA 2012: Community Solutions is a live pitch competition event that showcases New Orleans’ best ideas for solving an environmental or social challenge in our city. We received many high-quality project proposals, from which we selected 10 Semi-Finalists. The Community Solutions event is when these individuals and teams will pitch their idea in front of a live audience and panel of “celebrity judges” for the chance to win First-Place, a $5,000 cash prize, and/or win “Audience Favorite,” a $500 cash prize. Propeller will also offer technical assistance to the winner to help with project implementation.

Event Agenda:

6:30 Reception: light dinner + hors d’oeuvres
7:00pm Welcome to PitchNOLA: Community Solutions
7:15pm Semi-Finalists Pitch
8:30pm Winners Announced; dessert reception to follow


  • Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation
  • Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Tulane Social Innovation Initiatives
  • Adams & Reese Law Firm
  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Tulane Entrepreneurs Association
  • New Orleans Metro SourceLink (Regional Planning Commission)
  • Zande + Newman Design
  • Capital One Bank
  • Louisiana Office of Community Development