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2017 Startup Ventures

Science Teachers’ Equipment Lending Library

Science Teachers’ Equipment Lending Library

Todd Wackerman, Sarah Sievert

Sector: Education
The Great Delta Tours

The Great Delta Tours

Barbara Johnson, M.P.A, FM

Sector: Water
The Juror Project

The Juror Project

William Snowden

Sector: Education
2nd Chance Donuts

2nd Chance Donuts

Chris Keefe

Sector: Food
Mymee, Inc.

Mymee, Inc.

Mette Dyhrberg, Daniel Rothman, Eric Lubow, Sarah Seegal

Sector: Health
Greek Girls Rice Pudding

Greek Girls Rice Pudding

Artemis Antippas

Sector: Food
Schmelly’s Dirt Farm

Schmelly’s Dirt Farm

Nicola Krebill

Sector: Food
Erosync

Erosync

Alfred Matthews III, Jared Bluford

Sector: Education
Marine Gardens, LLC

Marine Gardens, LLC

Michael Boatright, Kristen Boatright

Sector: Water
Goshin-Kai Academy

Goshin-Kai Academy

Andre Maximum

Sector: Education
Orleans Resource Center, LLC

Orleans Resource Center, LLC

William Belisle, Ph. D.

Sector: Water
Instar Farm, LLC

Instar Farm, LLC

Erika Nolan, Maggie Kaiser

Sector: Food
FollowMyCal

FollowMyCal

Richard Carthon, Jonathan Redmann

Sector: Education
What’s Your Revolution

What’s Your Revolution

Dr. Charles S. Corprew, III

Sector: Health
Magnolia Landscape Architecture

Magnolia Landscape Architecture

David Abadie

Sector: Water
Huntington Health Innovations

Huntington Health Innovations

Chris Wheelahan

Sector: Health
JustBeFly Fitness

JustBeFly Fitness

Daymian McGuire

Sector: Health
Lower 9th Ward Co-op Kitchen

Lower 9th Ward Co-op Kitchen

Ben Perrin, Burnell Cotlon

Sector: Food
Clean Course Meals

Clean Course Meals

Kim Sawyers

Sector: Food
Crescent City Corps

Crescent City Corps

Brent Godfrey

Sector: Education
SPLC Health & Wellness

SPLC Health & Wellness

Warren Lattimore

Sector: Health
Sista Midwife Productions

Sista Midwife Productions

Nicole Deggins

Sector: Health
TBD

TBD

Kristen Butcher, Eva Hillmann

Sector: Water
Yoga 504 Youth

Yoga 504 Youth

Bonita Day, Camille Baldassar

Sector: Health

2017 Growth Ventures

Batture, LLC

Batture, LLC

Robert Mora & Jennifer Snape

Sector: Water
Best Life Pharmacy and Restaurant

Best Life Pharmacy and Restaurant

Chris Sylvain & Cynthia Sylvain

Sector: Health
Bluefin Data

Bluefin Data

Andrew Petersen

Sector: Water
Circle Food Store

Circle Food Store

Brooke Boudreaux

Sector: Food
College Beyond

College Beyond

Paris Woods & Sarah Payne

Sector: Education
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Deborah Visco Abibou

Sector: Water
Dancing Grounds

Dancing Grounds

Laura Stein & Jeremy Guyton

Sector: Education
Descant Ranch Food Hub

Descant Ranch Food Hub

Seth Descant & Chris Fry

Sector: Food
Footprints To Fitness

Footprints To Fitness

April Dupre

Sector: Health
High Level Speech & Hearing Center

High Level Speech & Hearing Center

Dr. Lana Joseph

Sector: Health
Kids of Excellence Child Development Center

Kids of Excellence Child Development Center

Kristi Givens & Precious Acker

Sector: Education
STEM NOLA

STEM NOLA

Dr. Calvin Mackie

Sector: Education
Wilcox Academy of Early Learning

Wilcox Academy of Early Learning

Rochelle Wilcox

Sector: Education
LifeCity

LifeCity

Liz Shephard (CEO), Jessica Nehrbass (Director of Impact) & Molly Richard

Sector: Water
Sugar Roots Farm

Sugar Roots Farm

Sharessa Garland & Ecoee (Joan) Rooney

Sector: Food

2016 Startup Ventures

Mothers & Caretakers Mending Family Foundations

Mothers & Caretakers Mending Family Foundations

Charmaine Washington, Chanda Washington, and Joan Surgent

Sector: Food
New Orleans Eat Local Challenge

New Orleans Eat Local Challenge

Lee Stafford

Sector: Food
Sugar Roots Farm

Sugar Roots Farm

Sharessa Garland

Sector: Food
Ready Responders

Ready Responders

Benjamin Swig & Justin Dangel

Sector: Health
Electric Girls

Electric Girls

Flor Serna & Maya Ramos

Sector: Education
Coastal Communities Consulting (CCC)

Coastal Communities Consulting (CCC)

Sandy Nguyen, Cristina Duong & Katrina Williams

Sector: Water
The GlassLand Project

The GlassLand Project

Guy Packard Seaberg, R. Thomas Seaberg, Chris Prasad & Joseph Santiago

Sector: Water
Maritant

Maritant

Chris Stuckey

Sector: Water
Lift Louisiana

Lift Louisiana

Michelle Erenberg

Sector: Health
Landscape Metrics

Landscape Metrics

Benjamin Wellington & Matthew Seibert

Sector: Water
Bike Rite

Bike Rite

Nicholas Reed

Sector: Health
The Hite Law Group

The Hite Law Group

Nicholas Hite

Sector: Health
PrepBiz

PrepBiz

Kenneth Bibbins

Sector: Health
Louvis Services

Louvis Services

Lou Anne White

Sector: Health
The Southern History Project

The Southern History Project

Sheila Sundar

Sector: Education
Kids of Excellence Child Development Center

Kids of Excellence Child Development Center

Kristi Givens & Precious Acker

Sector: Education
Well Therapeutics

Well Therapeutics

Dr. Lori LeDuff & Nicole Goldin

Sector: Health
Santosha

Santosha

Haiyan Khan, Vicki Judice, Kimberly Vanwagner & Eva Sohl

Sector: Health
The University Medical Center Urban Farm

The University Medical Center Urban Farm

Catherine Hudson

Sector: Food
College Beyond

College Beyond

Paris Woods & Sarah Payne

Sector: Education
IT’S LIT: Words on Ice

IT’S LIT: Words on Ice

Douglas Keller & Aubrey Edwards

Sector: Education
Descant Ranch

Descant Ranch

Seth Descant

Sector: Food
Fresh Hands

Fresh Hands

Trey Green

Sector: Food
Whole Village Art Therapy

Whole Village Art Therapy

Holly Wherry

Sector: Education
TrainingGrounds

TrainingGrounds

Christine Neely & Melanie Richardson

Sector: Education
Louisiana Coastal Services, Inc.

Louisiana Coastal Services, Inc.

Erik Mayo

Sector: Water
Overcoming Racism

Overcoming Racism

Matthew Kincaid

Sector: Education
Garden on Mars

Garden on Mars

Jeanette Bell

Sector: Food
Pine Biotech

Pine Biotech

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

Sector: Health

2016 Growth Ventures

Clear Health Analytics

Clear Health Analytics

Kathryn Wollan & Jennifer Sclar

Sector: Health
Grow Dat Youth Farm

Grow Dat Youth Farm

Johanna Gilligan & Mike Kantor

Sector: Food
Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens

Colleen Butler & Anthony Mayer

Sector: Water
Hollygrove Market & Farm

Hollygrove Market & Farm

Angelina Harrison

Sector: Food
The Healthy School Food Collaborative

The Healthy School Food Collaborative

James Graham

Sector: Food
Martin Ecosystems

Martin Ecosystems

Nicole Waguespack

Sector: Water
Operation Spark

Operation Spark

John Fraboni & Max Gaudin

Sector: Education
ORA Estuaries

ORA Estuaries

Tyler Ortego

Sector: Water
Royal Castle Child Development Center

Royal Castle Child Development Center

Pearlie Harris & Tim Harris

Sector: Education
Sankofa

Sankofa

Rashida Ferdinand & Rosamar Torres

Sector: Food
TrueSchool

TrueSchool

Maggie Riddell & Gabrielle Alicino

Sector: Education
Whetstone Education

Whetstone Education

Libby Fischer

Sector: Education
XS Martial Arts Dojo & Save One Now Acquisition

XS Martial Arts Dojo & Save One Now Acquisition

Jason B. Horne & Monica F. Horne

Sector: Education
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

William Stoudt

Sector: Education
eNre

eNre

Eliel Oliveira & Salvatore Peraino

Sector: Health

2015 Startup Ventures

Capstone

Capstone

David Young

Sector: Food
High Level Hearing Technology

High Level Hearing Technology

Lana Joseph

Sector: Health
Dishroom Heroes

Dishroom Heroes

Jeff Gulotta

Sectors: Food, Economic & Workforce Development
Louisiana Farm to School Alliance: Farm2School Database

Louisiana Farm to School Alliance: Farm2School Database

Katie Mularz

Sectors: Food, Economic & Workforce Development
Gator & Crane, Inc.

Gator & Crane, Inc.

Emily Gaddis and Darrell Griewe

Sector: Food
Friends of Lafitte Greenway: Growing the Greenway

Friends of Lafitte Greenway: Growing the Greenway

Sophie Harris & Nellie Catzen

Sector: Food
Top Box Foods

Top Box Foods

Sam Heyman & Connor DeLoach

Sector: Food
Beyond the Bayou Excursions

Beyond the Bayou Excursions

Wendy Billiot

Sector: Water
Coastal Rewards

Coastal Rewards

Amory Walker

Sector: Water
Connected Earth Sciences

Connected Earth Sciences

Christopher Spring

Sector: Water
New Orleans Mosquito Control Board

New Orleans Mosquito Control Board

Claudia Riegel

Sector: Water
Coastal Waters Workforce

Coastal Waters Workforce

Christina Quijano

Sector: Water
504HealthLearn

504HealthLearn

Jahangeer Khan & Susan Todd

Sector: Health
Bausey Medical Solutions

Bausey Medical Solutions

Nathaniel Dorsey

Sector: Health
Harmony Health Care

Harmony Health Care

David Kulick, Joanna Jao, Kurt Fiore, Jonah Mink & Erin Yastrow

Sector: Health
The Resilient Teacher

The Resilient Teacher

Stephanie Choy

Sector: Health
Adinkra NOLA

Adinkra NOLA

Elizabeth Fletcher

Sector: Education
The Beautiful Foundation, Incorporated

The Beautiful Foundation, Incorporated

Lauren Perry

Sector: Education
New Orleans Kids Partnership: NOLA Go! Youth Smartcard

New Orleans Kids Partnership: NOLA Go! Youth Smartcard

Alex Becker, Kim Tran, ToniAnn Chetta, Lindsey Prevost, Matthew Hendrickson, Yolanda Gondwe

Sector: Education
Upturn Arts

Upturn Arts

Dana Reed

Sector: Education
Be A Champion for Child Care

Be A Champion for Child Care

Maria Montoya & Teresa Falgoust

Sector: Education
RisingFoundations

RisingFoundations

Kelly Orians & Calvin Duncan

Sector: Education
unCommon Construction

unCommon Construction

Aaron Frumin

Sector: Education
Young Creative Agency

Young Creative Agency

Alberta Wright

Sector: Education
Coastal Engineering Solutions

Coastal Engineering Solutions

Brent Duet

Sector: Water
mySickleHealth

mySickleHealth

Rishi Chavan

Sector: Health
Youth Run NOLA: WeRunNOLA Maps

Youth Run NOLA: WeRunNOLA Maps

Denali Lander

Sector: Health

2014-2015 Ventures

Community Plates

Community Plates

Melissa Spiesman, Lauren Rudzis, Kevin Mullins, and Jeff Schacher

Sector: Food
The Cookbook Project

The Cookbook Project

Adam Aronovitz and Alissa Bilfield

Sectors: Food, Education
New Orleans Food and Farm Networks @ Edible Enterprises

New Orleans Food and Farm Networks @ Edible Enterprises

Ashley Mann and Sanjay Kharod

Sector: Food
Center for Restorative Approaches

Center for Restorative Approaches

Troi Bechet

Sector: Education
Live Oak Wilderness Camp

Live Oak Wilderness Camp

Jack Carey, Bene Webster, Caleb Dufresne, Iris Howorth, Jeremy Guyton, Lucy Scholz, Oskie Creech, and Team

Sector: Education
Million Dollar Scholar

Million Dollar Scholar

Ras Asan and Derrius Quarles

Sector: Education
Brothers Empowered 2 Teach

Brothers Empowered 2 Teach

Kristyna Jones and Larry Irvin

Sector: Education
Early Education Centers in Unison

Early Education Centers in Unison

Kanitra Charles, Kristi Givens, Pearlie Harris, and Rochelle Wilcox

Sector: Education
Coordinated Care for the Whole Child

Coordinated Care for the Whole Child

Connie Bellone

Sectors: Education, Health
Clear Health Analytics

Clear Health Analytics

Kathryn Wollan and Jennifer Sclar

Sector: Health
RDnote

RDnote

Molly Hegarty

Sector: Health
Treux North Wellness

Treux North Wellness

Danielle Burrell

Sector: Health
Greenman Dan

Greenman Dan

Dan Johnson

Sector: Water
Magnolia Land Partners

Magnolia Land Partners

Mark Bernstein

Sector: Water
Public Lab: the Riffle Project

Public Lab: the Riffle Project

Stevie Lewis

Sector: Water

2013-2014 Ventures

Network Voluntours

Network Voluntours

Zach Cheney & Melissa Garber & Theodore Nathan

Sector: Economic & Workforce Development
Farm City Initiative

Farm City Initiative

Sanjay Kharod

Sector: Food
FitLot

FitLot

Adam Mejerson

Sector: Health
Griffin Law Group LLC

Griffin Law Group LLC

Robyn Griffin

Sector: Health
Land Trust for Louisiana

Land Trust for Louisiana

Marisa Escudero & Bridget Kelly

Sector: Water
Limited Times LLC

Limited Times LLC

Elizabeth Townsend Gard & Ron Gard

Sector: Economic & Workforce Development
Pelican Bomb

Pelican Bomb

Amanda Brinkman & Cameron Shaw

Sector: Economic & Workforce Development
Social Vaccine Strategies

Social Vaccine Strategies

Richard Witzig

Sector: Health
TrueSchool

TrueSchool

Amy Vreeland

Sector: Education
Werkly

Werkly

Eric Bernstein & Alix Keller & Kristie Weatherford

Sector: Economic & Workforce Development
Where Y’Art LLC

Where Y’Art LLC

Catherine Todd & Collin Ferguson

Sector: Economic & Workforce Development

2012-2013 Ventures

VertiFarms

VertiFarms

Douglas Jacobs & Kevin Morgan-Rothschild

Sector: Food
Birthmark Doula Collective

Birthmark Doula Collective

Latona Giwa & Dana Keren

Sector: Health
BreakOUT!

BreakOUT!

Wesley Ware

Sector: Social Justice
The Well Integrative Medicine

The Well Integrative Medicine

Sarah Galos, Arwen Podesta & Sarah Mason

Sector: Health
Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana

Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana

Ameca Reali & Adrienne Wheeler

Sector: Social Justice
Healthy School Food Collaborative

Healthy School Food Collaborative

James Graham

Sector: Food
VEGGI Farmers Cooperative

VEGGI Farmers Cooperative

Khai Nguyen & Daniel Nguyen

Sector: Food
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours

Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours

Lindsay Pick & Marie Gould

Sector: Water
Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center

Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center

Emily Wolff

Sectors: Health, Education
Nola Tilth

Nola Tilth

Megan Webbeking

Sector: Food
New Orleans Master Crafts Guild

New Orleans Master Crafts Guild

Jonn Hankins

Sectors: Economic & Workforce Development, Education

2011-2012 Ventures

New Orleans Food Co-Op

New Orleans Food Co-Op

Lori Burge

Sector: Food
Goods that Matter

Goods that Matter

Tippy Tippens

Sector: Water
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

William Stoudt

Sector: Education
Dryades Public Market

Dryades Public Market

John Burns

Sector: Food
Good Citizen

Good Citizen

Nolan Marshall, Jr. & Nolan Marshall III

Sector: Education
Greenlight New Orleans

Greenlight New Orleans

Andreas Hoffmann

Sector: Water
Resurrection After Exoneration

Resurrection After Exoneration

John Thompson

Sector: Economic & Workforce Development