Food

In food, Propeller’s Impact Accelerator sponsored by Advancing Cities, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Capital One Bank, Entergy Corporation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Hancock Whitney Bank, The RosaMary Foundation, Thrive New Orleans, US Department of Agriculture, US Small Business Administration, the Weishaupt Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, focuses on supporting entrepreneurs who have an existing consumer packaged good (CPG) brand, or whose food service businesses are pivoting to produce consumer packaged goods and other local food products, with an emphasis on sustainable, healthy, and affordable products made with locally-sourced ingredients. Propeller will prioritize innovative ideas that will build a more equitable, just and sustainable food system.

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For additional information, view our Program Overview.

Program Dates: July 23 - November 15

Priority Application Deadline: May 15, 2022

Final Application Deadline: June 12

Key Dates

Applicant Info Session Q&A: April 14
Applicant Info Session Q&A: May 12

Program Eligibility

  • Propeller Entrepreneur Profile

  • Entrepreneurs who have an existing consumer packaged good (CPG) brand, or whose food service businesses are pivoting to produce consumer packaged goods and other local food products that are one or more of the following:

                ◦ Environmentally sound

                ◦ Locally-sourced

                ◦ Healthy

                ◦ Or have other compelling social or environmental impact

  • Propeller will prioritize companies led by BIPOC entrepreneurs
  • Solo founders are welcome to apply, but applying with a co-founder or key team member is encouraged

Success Story

Bhoomi

Bhoomi Cane Water

“Propeller’s team helped us achieve strategic goals, connected us with marketing support, and strengthened our team by introducing an incredible mentor.”

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