PitchNOLA: Health & Food Challenge

Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

The Health & Food Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is the third pitch competition in Propeller’s three-part PitchNOLA series. Each competition in the series focuses on a key system, challenging the entrepreneurs and audience to imagine a more equitable future for our city.

The Health & Food Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will award $10,000 in total prizes for entrepreneurs ensuring every New Orleanian has equitable access to health, safety, and nourishment.

PitchNOLA and its winners have received notable attention from publications including the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Times-Picayune, The Advocate, New Orleans City Business, WWNO, and WWLTV.

WHEN

6:30–8:30pm
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

WHERE

Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Avenue

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PitchNOLA: Health & Food Challenge Competitors

Barre Above

Shanda Domango Brown

Fly Circus Space

Liza Rose

The Ohm Well

Valerie McMillan

Louisiana Re-Entry Mediation Program

Alison McCrary

Split Second Foundation

Mark Raymond

2nd Chance Donuts

Christopher Keefe

Cajun Fire Brewing Company

John Renthrope

Provost Family Farm

Angie Provost

Vaucresson's Sausage

Vance Vaucresson

Food Recovery Initiative

Adelle Bergman & Alyssa Hernandez

Prizes

Food Venture Prize: $5,000
Health Venture Prize: $5,000
Audience Favorite: $500 (minimum)

Eligibility

All Competitions

  • Business structure: Entrepreneurs operating nonprofit and for-profit ventures are welcome to apply. Nonprofits must demonstrate earned revenue.
  • Focus area: Venture aligns with competition focus area. See below for detail.

Focus Areas

Health

  • Maternal and child health outcomes
  • Mental health outcomes
  • Access to physical activity

Food

  • Access to healthy affordable food
  • Access to local food products

Audience Participation

Audience members play a key role at each PitchNOLA competition. RSVP here to join us!

The suggested $5 donation goes towards funding our Audience Favorite Award. Votes are cast by a text-in vote at the competition on Wednesday, May 1st.

We also encourage audience members to bring relevant contacts, resources, or constructive feedback to help the entrepreneurs in pursuing their ideas. Feedback cards will be provided at the competition.

Admission is free and open to all, and seating is available on a first come first serve basis. Doors (and refreshments) open at 6:30pm!

EVENT REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED

All our events are open to the public, but we ask that you please re-register for this event so we know you're coming. Thanks!

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Events

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



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