How to start a business, found a nonprofit & create impact in New Orleans

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2021 Propeller Holiday Shopping Guide

Do your holiday shopping with these Propeller ventures! View Resource >

Racial Equity Support Tool for Entrepreneurs

A customized tool for Propeller’s Accelerator program, created and graphically designed by K. Allen Consulting View Resource >

2021 BIPOC Contractors List

Propeller in collaboration with New Orleans Business Alliance, Thrive New Orleans, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, and The Collaborative have compiled a working list of BIPOC contractors in response to community needs post-Hurricane Ida. View Resource >

How to Start a Nonprofit in New Orleans

  • Selecting a Structure
  • 501c3 Tax Exemption
  • Developing a Board of Directors
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Getting Assistance for Your Nonprofit

Organizations and resources to support established and emerging nonprofits in New Orleans.

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24 Ways to Fund Your Business

  • Loans & Debt Financing
  • Using Equity Financing 
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Getting Certified as a DBE, MBE, or WOSB

The benefits of getting certified as a:
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
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Who Can Help Me Start My Own Business in New Orleans?

Organizations and programs that New Orleans entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses.

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Types of Business Structures

Figure out which business type is right for you and the required documents you’ll need for each one.

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Funding a Nonprofit in New Orleans

  • Grant financing
  • Loan & Debt Financing
  • Getting Donations
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Venture Assistance Request Form

For Accelerator Ventures & Alumni

If you're looking for support from Propeller’s subject experts and/or Pro Bono Network, please fill out the following form. For current Accelerator ventures, please approve any requests for technical support with your Lead Mentor prior to filling out this form. For alumni, please email Erik Paskewich at

This form is only for current or past participants of Propeller's Accelerator programs.