Announcing our 2013-2014 Social Venture Accelerator Fellows!

This year’s exciting new ventures will tackle a range of issues, from improving special education in public schools to transforming blighted properties for community use.

21 August 2013

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our 2013-2014 Social Venture Accelerator Fellows! Our selection committee was impressed with and inspired by all who applied, and we can hardly wait to get started with our 15 wonderful new ventures.

“Last year, we accelerated 12 ventures that have really made a difference in our community,” said Andrea Chen, Propeller’s Executive Director. “This year, we’ve expanded the program, and we look forward to an engaging and productive accelerator year with our 15 new ventures.”

Without further ado, our 2013-2014 Social Venture Accelerator Fellows are:

• Crescent City Connections (Zach Cheney, Monique Labat, Teddy Nathan)
• The Durationator – Limited Times, LLC (Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Ron Gard)
• Farm City Project (Sanjay Kharod)
• FitLot (Adam Mejerson)
• Griffin Law Firm LLC (Robyn Griffin)
• I Heart Louisiana (Katrina Brees)
• iSTEM NOLA (Deborah Anderson, Howard Conyers, Jaime Wright)
• The Land Trust for Louisiana’s Urban Lands Initiative (Bridget Kelly)
• LEO (Brandie Burris, Alex Gallagher)
• Our NOLA Garden (Ica Crawford, Hillary Ervin, Jarlyn Johnson, Zane Kenney)
• Pelican Bomb (Amanda Brinkman, Cameron Shaw)
• Social Vaccine Strategies (Richard Witzig)
• TrueSchool (Amy Vreeland)
• Werkly (Eric Bernstein, Alix Keller, Kristie Weatherford)
• Where Y’art (Catherine Todd, Collin Ferguson)

We’re excited to welcome them all to the accelerator program and our incubator facility. September 3rd marks the start of the new accelerator year—just two short weeks before we’re under way!