Finalists in The Water Challenge by Propeller will compete for $15,000
NEW ORLEANS — Entrepreneurs will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes as they pitch their solutions to the most pressing water-related issues facing the greater New Orleans community at the Water Challenge by Propeller and Thrive New Orleans. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at the Senator Ted Hickey Ballroom at the University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive. There will be a judges’ panel of industry leaders and experts, and a virtual address from Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans and a White House senior advisor and infrastructure coordinator. The event is presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and sponsored by JPMorgan Chase AdvancingCities, the New Orleans Business Alliance, Entergy and the City of New Orleans.
Entrepreneurs will pitch solutions to water-related issues facing the community and compete for $15,000 in cash prizes in The Water Challenge on June 1.
The contest, by Propeller and Thrive New Orleans, presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase AdvancingCities, New Orleans Business Alliance, and Entergy, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2000 Lakeshore Drive, Senator Ted Hickey Ballroom.
The judges’ panel will feature industry leaders and experts. Highlights will also include a virtual address from Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor of New Orleans.
“The Greater New Orleans Foundation is proud to be the presenting sponsor of The Water Challenge,” Andy Kopplin, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation said. “The Water Challenge aims to solve some of the biggest environmental issues we face here in Southeast Louisiana while simultaneously helping early-stage entrepreneurs showcase their ideas and innovations to achieve equity in the water sector. The Foundation created The Water Challenge a decade ago to advance our initiative to live better with water and we are thrilled to once again support this year’s event and can’t wait to see what our entrepreneurs have in store!”
Propeller is excited for the in-person return of this collaborative event, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts in response to water-related issues.
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