Since 2009, Propeller tackles the tough challenges in New Orleans by launching socially-minded ventures.
Propeller helps start up companies that have environmental and social missions. Their accelerator program helps entrepreneurs with solutions in four primary sectors: health care, healthy food access, education, and water. They’re trying to create a critical mass of entrepreneurs tackling these issues from multiple angles in order to move the needle forward on tough topics like obesity, childhood education, and getting more people in Louisiana insured.
This current class has been engaged in a 10-month fellowship, from September to June. Propeller provides technical assistance for each fellowship, matches each business with a consultant, and holds monthly meetings around a different topic to help these young businesses thrive.
Julia Stewart, director of Programs at Propeller, guides us through the 9th meeting with this season’s fellows where we meet entrepreneurs from Community Plates, Brothers Empowered 2 Teach, The Cookbook Project, and Million Dollar Scholar.
Written by Eve Abrams for the Community IMPACT Series and produced by WWNO in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Learn more about Propeller.