Current Ventures

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We’ve been running our accelerator programs since 2011, helping nonprofits and small businesses impact thousands of lives. Our entrepreneurs are working to tackle disparities in food, water, health, and education.

2018 Startup Ventures

24 Carrot Garden

24 Carrot Garden

Angel Chung Cutno, Lauren Barron

Areas of focus: Food
Bailey’s Grocery and Market

Bailey’s Grocery and Market

Conrad M. Bailey, Wanda G. Bailey

Areas of focus: Food
Beautify

Beautify

Kiyann Clanton, Maya Sewell

Areas of focus: Education
Bright Side Oysters

Bright Side Oysters

Nathan Herring

Areas of focus: Water
Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture

Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture

Pepper Bowen

Areas of focus: Water
FASOLEAF

FASOLEAF

Ulrick Yameogo

Areas of focus: Food
GEM Construction Group

GEM Construction Group

Glenn Moore

Areas of focus: Water
Gienetix

Gienetix

Metoqua Anderson, Justin Anderson

Areas of focus: Health
Insanitea Kombucha

Insanitea Kombucha

Jordi Figueras

Areas of focus: Food
Irene Morgan Schools

Irene Morgan Schools

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

Areas of focus: Education
The Mastectomy Boutique

The Mastectomy Boutique

Dr. Iisha K. Bailey

Areas of focus: Health
Mastodonte

Mastodonte

Arien Hall, Luisa Abballe

Areas of focus: Water
The New Orleans Council for Community & Justice

The New Orleans Council for Community & Justice

Jordan Bridges

Areas of focus: Education
New Orleans Stormwater Training Corps (NOSTC)

New Orleans Stormwater Training Corps (NOSTC)

Oji Alexander, Monique PiliƩ, Daniel Johnson

Areas of focus: Water
WhereWeGo

WhereWeGo

Ben Ifshin, Leah Lykins

Areas of focus: Education
KNOW Card Games

KNOW Card Games

Freddi W. Evans

Areas of focus: Education
Relief Telemed

Relief Telemed

Vishal Vasanji, Dr. James Davis

Areas of focus: Health
RePurpose Food Co.

RePurpose Food Co.

Shani Christopher

Areas of focus: Food
Saul’s Light Foundation

Saul’s Light Foundation

Kimberly Novod

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
Water Block, LLC

Water Block, LLC

Atianna Cordova

Areas of focus: 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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