Propeller Is Accepting Applications for PitchNOLA 2019


NEW ORLEANS – Propeller is now accepting applications for PitchNOLA, their pitch series that will award $30,000 total funding to entrepreneurs tackling local inequities.

This year, PitchNOLA will run as a 3-part series. Each competition will focus on a key issue area. Applications for all competitions are due on Monday, Feb. 18.

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Visit the PitchNOLA website to apply.

At each PitchNOLA challenge, entrepreneurs pitch to a judging panel of industry leaders, from c-suite executives to impact investors. Great minds deliver keynotes on the state of the city and opportunities for innovation. Common issues unite diverse New Orleanians, from entrepreneurs and elected officials, to community organizers and neighbors, businesses and neighbors.

Over the past decade, PitchNOLA has awarded over $200,000 in total financing to entrepreneurs. PitchNOLA winners have opened second and first locations, hit over $1 million in annual revenue, and received notable attention from local and international media outlets.

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Water Challenge presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation:

$10,000 in total prizes for entrepreneurs working to ensure equitable protection and participation of every New Orleanian in coastal restoration, urban stormwater management, resilience and adaptation. Competition date: April 3, 6:30–8:30pm


Education Challenge:

$10,000 in total prizes for entrepreneurs ensuring every New Orleanian has equitable access an excellent education and fulfilling career path. Competition date: April 17, 6:30–8:30pm


Health & Food Challenge presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana:

$10,000 in total prizes for entrepreneurs ensuring every New Orleanian has equitable access to health, safety, and nourishment. Competition date: May 1, 6:30–8:30pm


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