21 February 2017
Propeller is now accepting applications for PitchNOLA: Living Well presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, a pitch competition that will award $10,000 in total funding to narrow New Orleans’ widening health disparities.
Applicants who apply online before April 10th will receive feedback to help strengthen their application in advance of the final deadline on April 25th.
With a life expectancy gap of 25 years between our city’s most affluent and low-income neighborhoods, New Orleans need innovative solutions to ensure all residents have affordable access to healthy lives free of trauma and oppression. PitchNOLA: Living Well presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana seeks small, concrete solutions that will connect New Orleanians to fresh, healthy food, improve the city’s health infrastructure, create new healthcare technologies, strengthen the local food economy, and address social determinants of health.
Non-profits, for-profits, individuals, clinics, restaurants, and other organizations are invited to apply. Existing for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations with over $50,000 in 2016 revenues must present a new idea that is not currently implemented.
Interested applicants are encouraged to learn more at upcoming question and answer sessions and happy hours at Propeller (4035 Washington Ave.). Details at GoPropeller.org.
10 semi-finalists will be selected to pitch their solutions on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Propeller. Tickets are free and open to the public at Eventbrite.
ABOUT PITCHNOLA: LIVING WELL
Now in its fourth year, PitchNOLA: Living Well presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a pitch competition awarding funding to ideas for ideas to make health affordable and accessible for all New Orleanians. The event is made possible by partners the New Orleans Health Department, Second Harvest Food Bank, LSU Agriculture Center, Touro Infirmary, Ochsner Health System, and 504HealthNet.