Water Challenge 2023, Co-Hosted by Propeller and Thrive New Orleans

Hear Presentations and Cheer on Water Entrepreneurs during the 2023 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


The Water Challenge 2023 is part of a key investment into blue-green infrastructure and coastal restoration in Louisiana, providing pathways to contracts and business expansion opportunities for local small businesses in the water economy, and a stage to work together to tackle the critical water challenges faced by our region.

New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week (NOEW) is a 6-day entrepreneurial fest where startup founders, business leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and leaders come together to celebrate, learn, and network at the intersection of innovation and culture.

This year’s entrepreneur showcase will feature presentations by eight BIPOC, growth-oriented entrepreneurs whose businesses focus on innovation in the coastal and green infrastructure industries. Review panelists will feature executives from Louisiana’s anchor institutions and local government agencies, including Ghassan Khorban, CEO of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, Brenda Breaux, CEO of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, and Oliver Thomas, City Council Member, District E.