Early Deadline - PitchNOLA 2018: Living Well Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of LA

Apply by our priority deadline of April 1st, 2018 for the chance to secure a semi-finalist spot before the final deadline. We may fill a number of our 10 semi-finalist spots with ventures before the final deadline.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018
11:59 PM


4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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In 2017, Louisiana ranked 50th out of 50 states for community and environmental factors on health, including high rates of violent crime, children in poverty, infectious disease, and occupational fatalities. The results – high rates of obesity, infant mortality, and HIV, along with one of the lowest rates of uninsured residents – lower the quality of life of our neighbors and place a strain on local healthcare providers.

Most importantly, the burden does not affect all New Orleanians equally. With a life expectancy gap of 25 years between our city’s most affluent and low-income neighborhoods, it’s clear we need innovative solutions to ensure all New Orleanians have access to healthy lives free of trauma and oppression.

PitchNOLA 2018: Living Well, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, will award $10,000 in total start-up funding for ideas to make health and wellness accessible and affordable for all New Orleanians. Pitch your idea to a panel of judges and 200+ audience members on May 23, 2018.

PitchNOLA and its winners have received notable attention from publications including the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Times-Picayune, The Advocate, New Orleans City Business, WWNO, and WWLTV.

Early Decision Deadline: April 1, 2018
Final Deadline: April 15, 2018