1st Lake Properties’ Bella Ridge Apartments, which recently opened in the Elmwood neighborhood of River Ridge, is a proud sponsor of the JEDCO Challenge culminating on March 25 during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.
The JEDCO Challenge in partnership with First NBC Bank is an opportunity for five local startups and entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas for products or services not yet funded. The winner will be awarded a prize package valued at over $60,000 which includes Jefferson Chamber membership, website design and development, social media consulting, training workshops, insurance consulting, public relations assistance, 12 hours of strategic and competitor research and one year of free office space.
The Jefferson Parish Econominc Development Commission’s mission with this challenge is to empower local entrepreneurs by providing them the tools, resources and relationships to succeed. Out of the 40 companies that applied to participate in the challenge, the top five were selected. The finalists are Alexander Girau; Alex Goss and Michael Angle; Blaine Lindsey; Sean Carrigan, Jason Palmer and Mike Melito; and Terry Ancar in the health, medical technology, mobile technology, online and manufacturer industries.
These five contenders will be scored based on pitch, business plan and crowd vote. 1st Lake Properties would like to wish each finalist the best of luck and is excited for the execution of the winning idea!