Pitch Competition Seeks Ideas In Healthcare & Food Access


NEW ORLEANS — Propeller has opened applications for PitchNOLA: Living Well presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, a pitch competition for ideas to increase access to affordable healthcare and fresh, healthy food for all New Orleanians. Now in its fifth year, the competition will award a total of $10,000 in startup funding. 

Businesses, nonprofits, and individuals with ideas can apply online until the final application deadline of April 15. Propeller will offer a series of webinars for interested applicants and will give priority review to those who apply by the early deadline of April 5.

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The competition is open to all ideas to increase equitable health outcomes for New Orleanians with priority on the following areas: affordable access to nutritious food, reducing food waste, health infrastructure, healthcare technology, and social determinants of health. Propeller will evaluate all applicants on their potential for social impact, financial sustainability, and viability.

PitchNOLA: Living Well presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will take place on May 23,
2018, 6:00–8:00pm at the Propeller Incubator. Tickets are free and open to the public.

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