Entrepreneurs Compete for $10,000 to Tackle Educational Equity

Propeller Announces Semi-Finalists for PitchNOLA: Education presented by Capital One

22 September 2018

Propeller has announced the ten entrepreneurs who will pitch for a total $10,000 in total prizes at PitchNOLA: Education presented by Capital One, a pitch competition that awards funding for innovative ideas to narrow the achievement gap in New Orleans.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Propeller Incubator. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to RSVP via Eventbrite.

Meet this year’s ten semi-finalists:

Anytown NOLA is a project of NOCCJ that brings together Louisiana high school students for a one-week camp experience to share their diverse backgrounds.

Brothers Empowered 2 Teach generates a pipeline of teachers who mirror success for their students by recruiting men of color into classroom-based careers

Excellent Readers Early Education Intervention Pilot addresses areas of reading difficulty for young children by building the foundation for phonics, reading, and spelling skills in a multi-sensory, playful, and age-appropriate way.

The Innovation for Equity Project empowers educators on an individual level, guides schools through transformational change on an institutional level, and supports educators in a school redesign that combats inequities and systems of oppression.

Oxbow Education provides software designed to support high school students in building college readiness skills, while enhancing the college guidance process. 

STEM Library Lab is a local resource sharing facility for science equipment and planning resources for teachers designed to enable inquiry-based hands-on learning.

STEM NOLA grows future innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs through inspiration, engagement, and exposure in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Sugar Roots Farm fosters physical wellness and positive environmental impact in New Orleans by sharing farm-to-fork education and sustainable agricultural practices.

Ubuntu Village hosts a program that delivers social, economic, and transformational justice to children and communities affected by the criminal justice system.

Media Contact:
Cierra Chenier