13 March 2019
Today, Propeller announces the lineup for PitchNOLA, a 3-part series of pitch competitions that will feature entrepreneurs tackling social and environmental inequities. PitchNOLA consists of three total pitch competitions, awarding a total of over $35,000 in funding throughout the series.
The series launches April 3rd with the Water Challenge presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, followed by the Education Challenge presented by Capital One on April 17th. The series concludes May 1st with Health & Food Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Tickets are free at GoPropeller.org.
“As a series, PitchNOLA demonstrates the power of entrepreneurs to increase quality of life for all New Orleanians,” says Crystal McDonald, Propeller’s Director of Entrepreneurship. “These entrepreneurs care about the people of our city, and they come to the stage with the tools, services, and approaches we need for a more inclusive, powerful city.”
Congratulations to the finalists:
Education Challenge presented by Capital One
ALAS | Burks Management Firm | Cipher 360 | Crescent City Corps | Girls Rock New Orleans | Kaleidoscope Early Learning Center | Let’s KNOW Card Games | Roots of Renewal
Health & Food Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Fly Circus Space | Domango Training | Louisiana Re-entry Mediation Program | The Ohm Well | Split Second Foundation
2nd Chance Donuts | Cajun Fire Brewing Company | Food Recovery Initiative | Provost Farm | Vaucresson Sausage Company
Propeller is a New Orleans-based 501c3 nonprofit that grows and support entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. Over the past decade, PitchNOLA has awarded $200,000+ in funding to entrepreneurs. PitchNOLA winners have gone on to open first and then second locations, reach over $2 million in annual revenue, and receive notable attention in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Biz New Orleans, Times-Picayune, The Advocate, WWNO, and WWLTV.