A 3-part pitch series for entrepreneurs tackling inequities.

PitchNOLA is a 3-part series of pitch competitions that will award a total $35,000+ in prizes to emerging and developing entrepreneurs who tackle social and environmental disparities in the Greater New Orleans area. Each competition in the series focuses on a key system, challenging the entrepreneurs and audience to imagine a more equitable future for our city.

At each PitchNOLA challenge, entrepreneurs pitch to a judging panel of industry leaders, from c-suite executives to impact investors. Great minds deliver keynotes on the state of the city and opportunities for innovation. Common issues unite diverse New Orleanians, from entrepreneurs and elected officials, to community organizers and neighbors, businesses and neighbors.

Over the past decade, PitchNOLA has awarded over $200,000 in total financing to entrepreneurs. PitchNOLA winners have opened second and first locations, hit over $1 million in annual revenue, and received notable attention in the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Times-Picayune, The Advocate, WWNO, and WWL-TV.

Water Challenge

Presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation

$10,000 for entrepreneurs with equitable approaches to coastal restoration, stormwater management, resilience and adaptation.

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Education Challenge

Presented by Capital One

$10,000 for entrepreneurs working to ensure New Orleanians have equitable access an excellent education and fulfilling career.

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Health & Food Challenge

Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

$15,000 for entrepreneurs increasing equitable access to health, safety, and nourishment for all New Orleanians.

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Register to see the competition live. Tickets are free, seating is limited.