Current Ventures

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2018 Startup Ventures

24 Carrot Garden

24 Carrot Garden

Angel Chung Cutno, Lauren Barron

Sector: Food
Bailey’s Grocery and Market

Bailey’s Grocery and Market

Conrad M. Bailey, Wanda G. Bailey

Sector: Food
Beautify

Beautify

Kiyann Clanton, Maya Sewell

Sector: Education
Bright Side Oysters

Bright Side Oysters

Nathan Herring

Sector: Water
Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture

Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture

Pepper Bowen

Sector: Water
FASOLEAF

FASOLEAF

Ulrick Yameogo

Sector: Food
GEM Construction Group

GEM Construction Group

Glenn Moore

Sector: Water
Gienetix

Gienetix

Metoqua Anderson, Justin Anderson

Sector: Health
Insanitea Kombucha

Insanitea Kombucha

Jordi Figueras

Sector: Food
Irene Morgan Schools

Irene Morgan Schools

Adrienne Wallace, Melanie Dukes, Malaika Hankins, Ella Every-Wortman

Sector: Education
The Mastectomy Boutique

The Mastectomy Boutique

Dr. Iisha K. Bailey

Sector: Health
Mastodonte

Mastodonte

Arien Hall, Luisa Abballe

Sector: Water
The New Orleans Council for Community & Justice

The New Orleans Council for Community & Justice

Jordan Bridges

Sector: Education
New Orleans Stormwater Training Corps (NOSTC)

New Orleans Stormwater Training Corps (NOSTC)

Oji Alexander, Monique PiliƩ, Daniel Johnson

Sector: Water
Oxbow Education

Oxbow Education

Ben Ifshin, Leah Lykins

Sector: Education
KNOW Card Games

KNOW Card Games

Freddi W. Evans

Sector: Education
Relief Telemed

Relief Telemed

Vishal Vasanji, Dr. James Davis

Sector: Health
RePurpose Food Co.

RePurpose Food Co.

Shani Christopher

Sector: Food
Saul’s Light Foundation

Saul’s Light Foundation

Kimberly Novod

Sector: Health
The Split Second Foundation

The Split Second Foundation

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

Sector: Health
Sports Series

Sports Series

Dr. Sonya Wesley

Sector: Education
Water Block, LLC

Water Block, LLC

Atianna Cordova

Sector: Water

2018 South Broad Business Initiative

A Priority One Rental Car

A Priority One Rental Car

James Washington Sr. & James Washington Jr.

Chef D’z Cafe on the Ave.

Chef D’z Cafe on the Ave.

Donald Smith

Emerald Service

Emerald Service

Ty Davis

We Bleed Ink Tattoo Shop

We Bleed Ink Tattoo Shop

Trevone Sansom

Umoja Visions

Umoja Visions

Beverly D. Smith

The Lipstiq Lady Cosmetics

The Lipstiq Lady Cosmetics

Tara Simmons

Nola Organic Mani-Pedi Spa

Nola Organic Mani-Pedi Spa

Sonjauh V. Green

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