PitchNOLA: Water Challenge

Presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Water Challenge presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation is the first 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 Water Challenge presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation will award $10,000 in total prizes for entrepreneurs working to ensure equitable protection and participation of every New Orleanian in coastal restoration, urban stormwater management, resilience and adaptation.

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

WHEN

6:30–8:30pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

WHERE

Propeller Incubator
4035 Washington Avenue

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PitchNOLA: Water Challenge Competitors

Bright Side Oysters

Nathan Herring

The BAF Map

Philip Moore

Green Is the New Norm in Communities of Color

Angela Chalk

Mastodonte

Luisa Abballe & Arien Hall

Oko Vue Produce

Kaleb Hill

Tout Ensemble

Amanda Coleman

Prizes

First Prize: $10,000 
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

  • Water Management and green infrastructure
  • Coastal restoration
  • Adaptation and resilience to climate change

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, April 3rd.

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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