10 Entrepreneurs Pitch for Funding to Ensure Every New Orleans Student Can Achieve

Propeller and 4.0 Schools Announce Semi-Finalists for PitchNOLA: Education

27 October 2017

Propeller and 4.0 Schools announce the 10 early-stage entrepreneurs who will pitch at PitchNOLA: Education presented by Capital One, a competition that will award $10,000 in total startup funding to nonprofits and business working to increase access and resources for New Orleans schools, educators and the youth they serve.

Now in its third year, PitchNOLA: Education presented by Capital One will take place on Wednesday, November 8th, from 6:00–8:00pm at Propeller (4035 Washington Avenue). Tickets are free and open to the public at Eventbrite.

Following the pitches, prizes will be awarded by panel of judges including Overcoming Racism founder Matthew Kincaid, Orleans Parish School Board member Nolan Marshall Jr., MasteryPrep COO Jared Loftus, and KIPP Renaissance student Jovanshay Brass. 

PitchNOLA: Education Semi-Finalists

We Play Center supports, trains, and provides educational programming to parents and caregivers with children ages birth to five.

Eat Your Words provides students, teachers, and parents with learning tools that assist in the early learning experience using food.

Gigsy provides photography and videography services to nonprofit and businesses, while training and providing work opportunities for high school and college-age youth who are interested in digital creative media.

JR NOLA prepares and inspires local youth for careers in journalism by providing opportunities to cover local news and live events under the editorial guidance of professional media mentors.

Sugar Roots Farm works to foster compassion and physical wellness in metro New Orleans communities through farm-to-fork education.

Parent Advocators collaborates with schools and families to break down barriers between home and school, elevate parent voice in education, and build school communities that work together to provide an excellent education for every child.

Arts NOLA develops, implements and facilitates school-based cultural arts education initiatives that help youth experience, engage, and develop a deeper social, cultural, and performative understanding of New Orleans’ indigenous cultural traditions

Upbeat Academy provides underprivileged, at-risk children with an opportunity to learn how to produce and perform music.

FollowMyCal improves parent to school engagement by centralizing personal,
professional, and social events into a single platform.

EROSYNC provides safe, innovative strategies that enhance student transportation and reduce ride costs.