8 April 2014
This year marks the launch of PitchNOLA 2014: Living Well, a live pitch competition sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that focuses on getting New Orleanians healthier, more active and better nourished.
Louisiana ranks 48 out of 50 states for overall health. Let's change this!
$11,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded to three innovative ideas that have a high potential for social impact, a plan for financial sustainability and the entrepreneurial "grit" to make it happen.
Don't miss the chance to attend. Seats are going fast!
Event Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Location: Propeller, 4035 Washington Avenue
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m. Seats are first come, first served)
A suggested $5 donation helps fund audience favorite award (voted by live text)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE VOTES ARE IN!
SEMI-FINALISTS FOR PITCHNOLA 2014: LIVING WELL
In alphabetical order...
BarceNola Social Aid and Pleasure Club
A collaborative business that trains coaches, players, and referees; creates access, sources equipment, raises funds, and spreads the love of soccer, thereby improving the health of the New Orleans community.
Coordinated Care for the Whole Child
We are removing health barriers to education for at-risk youth by embedding health and preventative care in schools.
FitLot is committed to building a bike-able network of outdoor fitness parks throughout New Orleans.
Just Bee Cause
Just Bee Cause, a campaign of Capstone, will work to increase honey production and sales, which will be used to offset the cost of the farm's operations and allow food to be given away to those in need.
Lower 9th Ward Market
Ward "Mack" McClendon
The Lower 9th Ward Market is a community driven outdoor market space providing residents with easy access to healthy and fresh produce.
Move It Nola
Find your workout match, and get your guide to healthy living. #MoveItNola
NOLA Birth Center
Dana Keren & Latona Giwa
The NOLA Birth Center is an out-of-hospital facility that will better Louisiana birth outcomes by providing holistic maternity care.
NOLA-Movement is a city-wide wellness-oriented initiative aimed at assisting 1,000 New Orleanians in losing 10,000 pounds over a 12 week period.
RD Note is an app that offers healthcare providers an easy, mobile way to customize and manage client services to ensure dynamic, high quality nutritional care.
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
ReHabbit is a proprietary system that collects and synthesizes patient sleep, activity, and pain data using commercially available activity trackers for treatment planning and documenting functional improvements.
Treux North Wellness
Truex North Wellness is a premier provider of community wellness services, with a focus on fitness.
Your Nutrition Anytime
Your Nutrition Anytime enables employees to access fresh nutritious meals anytime, day or night.
TO MAKE THE FINAL DECISION, WE'RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR THREE CELEBRITY JUDGES:
Christy Wallace Slater
Program officer for the New Orleans team with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Dr. John B. Elstrott
Emeritus Executive Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business & Chairman of the Board, Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Emcee Extraordinaire: Eve Troeh
News Director at WWNO, New Orleans Public Radio
Charlotte Morgan Parent, RN, BSN, MHCM
Director of the New Orleans Health Department
Eat Fit NOLA, Fit NOLA, Health 2.0 New Orleans, LSU Health New Orleans, marketumbrella.org, Ochsner Health System, The Berger Group, LLC., and Tulane’s Prevention Research Center