Health

Health

Tackling health disparities in New Orleans.

Our Impact
Since 2011, Propeller has incubated and accelerated 293 ventures through the Impact Accelerator and Social Venture Fund. Collectively, they have generated over $262 million in external financing and revenue and created 485+ full- and part-time jobs. Our businesses and nonprofits overall have an 83 percent survival rate, compared to the national average of 56 percent.

As a result of our work with ventures in the health focus area, Propeller has influenced the following outcomes:

  • Served 25,512 people by providing direct healthcare or wellness services addressing chronic health conditions, preventative wellness and care, maternal/women’s health services, childbirth education, and in-home urgent care.
  • Served 3,200 people with aid or educational services about health disparities in childbirth, birth outcomes, breastfeeding, prenatal disparities, healthy pregnancy, and reproductive justice.
  • Provided fitness services to 20,550 people in yoga studios, parks, schools, juvenile detention centers, summer camps, and recreation centers.
  • Raised community awareness of the importance of health, serving 71,798 people in the areas of maternal and birth outcomes, perinatal disparities, breastfeeding, healthy pregnancy, reproductive justice, physical health, social/emotional health, breast cancer, breast health awareness, obesity, heart disease, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

Health Focus Area
Propeller addresses health disparities in New Orleans by working to increase affordable access to healthcare and wellbeing services both in and beyond formal medical settings. In 2016 alone, two Propeller entrepreneurs opened new medical clinics in previously underserved neighborhoods. Other small businesses and nonprofits are pioneering healthcare technology, including a platform to simplify healthcare plan choice and a powerful bioinformatics platform. Propeller entrepreneurs work in spaces where New Orleanians work, live, and play to address social determinants of health, from violent crime to access to green space.

Propeller’s health Accelerator focuses on supporting entrepreneurs providing direct health and wellness services, including clinical care, and services that address the social and physical determinants of health. To date, Propeller has accelerated 58+ health-focused ventures by providing access to contacts, contracts, community, capital, mentors, and subject matter experts (financial modeling, graphic design, customer pipeline, marketing, fundraising, etc.). This support has resulted in substantial success for these entrepreneurs.

Propeller Ventures working in this Sector

The Breath is Life Spa

The Breath is Life Spa

Julie Menhati Singleton

Areas of focus: Health
Phoenix Project NOLA

Phoenix Project NOLA

Erin Teresa Marrero-Savoie

Areas of focus: Health
Fleur-de-Lis Primary Care Clinic

Fleur-de-Lis Primary Care Clinic

Dr. Courtney Washington

Areas of focus: Health
CORE Louisiana Counseling & Recovery Center

CORE Louisiana Counseling & Recovery Center

Nicole Goldin

Areas of focus: Health
VIVIFY

VIVIFY

Latrina Woods

Areas of focus: Health
We Lift LLC

We Lift LLC

Irell T. Warren Jr

Areas of focus: Health
New Orleans Skate School

New Orleans Skate School

Bobby Bonsey and Louise Neal

Areas of focus: Health
Uptown Benefits

Uptown Benefits

Casey Urschel

Areas of focus: Health
Re-entry Mediation Institute of Louisiana

Re-entry Mediation Institute of Louisiana

Sr. Alison McCrary, Jack Ward, Julie Griff, Ian Honore'

Areas of focus: Health
Magnolia Yoga Studio

Magnolia Yoga Studio

Adrianne “Ajax” Jackson

Areas of focus: Health
Blossoming Minds Health Center & Family Services

Blossoming Minds Health Center & Family Services

Ebony Evans

Areas of focus: Health
Mother Wit Maternity & Consulting Services

Mother Wit Maternity & Consulting Services

Tanya Tringali

Areas of focus: Health
Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation

Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation

Christina Andrini

Areas of focus: Health
Integrative Spine Care & Wellness

Integrative Spine Care & Wellness

Dr. Rueben Carter

Areas of focus: Health
I-STARRT

I-STARRT

Sonita Singh

Areas of focus: Health
Domango Training

Domango Training

Shanda Domango Brown

Areas of focus: Health
Broadmoor Wellness Initiative

Broadmoor Wellness Initiative

Bethanie Mangigian, LMSW

Areas of focus: Health
Relief Telemed

Relief Telemed

Vishal Vasanji, Dr. James Davis

Areas of focus: Health
Gienetix

Gienetix

Metoqua Anderson, Justin Anderson

Areas of focus: Health
The Mastectomy Boutique

The Mastectomy Boutique

Dr. Iisha K. Bailey

Areas of focus: Health
The Split Second Foundation

The Split Second Foundation

Hope Leblanc, Darryl Willis, James E. Vinturella, Mark Raymond Jr.

Areas of focus: Health
Saul’s Light Foundation

Saul’s Light Foundation

Kimberly Novod

Areas of focus: Health
Playworks

Playworks

Qasim Davis, Brandi Freemen, Christine Saja, Trishana Williams

Areas of focus: Health
Magnolia Yoga Studio

Magnolia Yoga Studio

Adrianne Jackson

Areas of focus: Health
The Doc Griggs Foundation

The Doc Griggs Foundation

Dr. Eric Griggs

Areas of focus: Health
Mymee

Mymee

Mette Dyhrberg, Eric Lubow

Areas of focus: Health
SPLC Health & Wellness

SPLC Health & Wellness

Warren Lattimore

Areas of focus: Health
Sista Midwife Productions

Sista Midwife Productions

Nicole Deggins

Areas of focus: Health
JustBeFly Fitness

JustBeFly Fitness

Daymian McGuire

Areas of focus: Health
What’s Your Revolution

What’s Your Revolution

Dr. Charles S. Corprew, III

Areas of focus: Health
Mymee, Inc.

Mymee, Inc.

Mette Dyhrberg, Eric Lubow

Areas of focus: Health
YEAH! YOGA

YEAH! YOGA

Bonita Day, Camille Baldassar

Areas of focus: Health
High Level Speech & Hearing Center

High Level Speech & Hearing Center

Dr. Lana Joseph

Areas of focus: Health
Footprints To Fitness

Footprints To Fitness

April Dupre

Areas of focus: Health
Best Life Pharmacy and Restaurant

Best Life Pharmacy and Restaurant

Chris Sylvain & Cynthia Sylvain

Areas of focus: Health
Pine Biotech

Pine Biotech

Elia Brodsky, Jaclyn Williams, Dr. Claudia Copeland, Dr. Amitha Dasari, Dr. Leonid Brodsky

Areas of focus: Health
Santosha

Santosha

Haiyan Khan, Vicki Judice, Kimberly Vanwagner & Eva Sohl

Areas of focus: Health
Well Therapeutics

Well Therapeutics

Dr. Lori LeDuff & Nicole Goldin

Areas of focus: Health
Louvis Services

Louvis Services

Lou Anne White

Areas of focus: Health
PrepBiz

PrepBiz

Kenneth Bibbins

Areas of focus: Health
The Hite Law Group

The Hite Law Group

Nicholas Hite

Areas of focus: Health
Bike Rite

Bike Rite

Nicholas Reed

Areas of focus: Health
Lift Louisiana

Lift Louisiana

Michelle Erenberg

Areas of focus: Health
Ready Responders

Ready Responders

Benjamin Swig & Justin Dangel

Areas of focus: Health
LHS Solutions, Inc.

LHS Solutions, Inc.

Eliel Oliveira & Salvatore Peraino

Areas of focus: Health
Clear Health Analytics

Clear Health Analytics

Kathryn Wollan & Jennifer Sclar

Areas of focus: Health
Youth Run NOLA: WeRunNOLA Maps

Youth Run NOLA: WeRunNOLA Maps

Denali Lander

Areas of focus: Health
The Resilient Teacher

The Resilient Teacher

Stephanie Choy

Areas of focus: Health
Bausey Medical Solutions

Bausey Medical Solutions

Nathaniel Dorsey

Areas of focus: Health
504HealthLearn

504HealthLearn

Jahangeer Khan & Susan Todd

Areas of focus: Health
High Level Hearing Technology

High Level Hearing Technology

Lana Joseph

Areas of focus: Health
Treux North Wellness

Treux North Wellness

Danielle Burrell

Areas of focus: Health
RDnote

RDnote

Molly Hegarty

Areas of focus: Health
Clear Health Analytics

Clear Health Analytics

Kathryn Wollan and Jennifer Sclar

Areas of focus: Health
Coordinated Care for the Whole Child

Coordinated Care for the Whole Child

Connie Bellone

Areas of focus: Education, Health
Griffin Law Group LLC

Griffin Law Group LLC

Robyn Griffin

Areas of focus: Health
FitLot

FitLot

Adam Mejerson

Areas of focus: Health
Birthmark Doula Collective

Birthmark Doula Collective

Latona Giwa & Dana Keren

Areas of focus: Health
Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center

Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center

Emily Wolff

Areas of focus: Health, Education
The Well Integrative Medicine

The Well Integrative Medicine

Sarah Galos, Arwen Podesta & Sarah Mason

Areas of focus: Health