Current Ventures

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2018 Growth Ventures

Bhoomi

Bhoomi

Arpit Bhopalkar & Elora Turner

Sector: Food
Bellegarde Bakery

Bellegarde Bakery

Mollie Sciacca

Sector: Food
Cupcake Fairies

Cupcake Fairies

Michele Burton-Oatis & Melissa Woods

Sector: Food
Recirculating Farms Coalition

Recirculating Farms Coalition

Emily Shinn

Sector: Food
Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken, and Waffles

Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken, and Waffles

Nicole P. Mackie & René P. Guzman

Sector: Food
Teaching Responsible Earth Education

Teaching Responsible Earth Education

Heather Szapary, Arianne Carson, Chris Lee

Sector: Water
The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans

The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans

Nathan Lott & Talia Latch

Sector: Water
EcoUrban Landscaping

EcoUrban Landscaping

Demetria Christo & Travis Cleaver

Sector: Water
Home by Hand

Home by Hand

Oji Alexander

Sector: Water
Urban Conservancy

Urban Conservancy

Dana Eness

Sector: Water
Mymee

Mymee

Mette Dyhrberg, Daniel Rothman, Eric Lubow

Sector: Health
The Doc Griggs Foundation

The Doc Griggs Foundation

Dr. Eric Griggs

Sector: Health
Magnolia Yoga Studio

Magnolia Yoga Studio

Adrianne Jackson

Sector: Health
Playworks

Playworks

Qasim Davis, Brandi Freemen, Christine Saja, Trishana Williams

Sector: Health
KID smART

KID smART

Elise Gallinot Goldman

Sector: Education
Juma Ventures

Juma Ventures

Torrey Fingal & Lance Brown

Sector: Education
Start the Adventure in Reading

Start the Adventure in Reading

Veronica Reed & Amanda Chittenden

Sector: Education
Overcoming Racism

Overcoming Racism

Matthew Kincaid

Sector: Education

2017 South Broad Business Initiative

Da Grill Mobile Catering Service

Da Grill Mobile Catering Service

Ben Smith

Custom Optical New Orleans, LLC

Custom Optical New Orleans, LLC

Derrick Perique

The Black Professional

The Black Professional

Tiffany Willis

Crescent Flight Operations

Crescent Flight Operations

Captain Philip Moore

Chef Mike, Personal Chef

Chef Mike, Personal Chef

Chef Michael Marina

La Vie En Rose Cafe

La Vie En Rose Cafe

Kirby Jones

Daiquiri Lounge

Daiquiri Lounge

Michael Thompson, Jr.

All Pro Maintenance Services

All Pro Maintenance Services

Henry Byous, Newtrell Brown, Jason Everett

Mackie One Construction

Mackie One Construction

Earl J. Mackie, MBA

The Godbarber

The Godbarber

Ardell Toney

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