New Orleans Business Plan Competition to Announce Winner

Posted by: John Tozzi on April 12, 2009

If you’re in New Orleans on Saturday (April 18), check this out: 504ward, a group dedicated to keeping young and talented workers in New Orleans, is announcing the winner of its business plan competition. The competition (which we’ve covered before) drew more than 140 business ideas from 14 states. 504ward asked entrepreneurs to come up with businesses that would keep young workers in New Orleans to help sustain the city’s recovery.

The group is announcing the winner in front of a live audience, which will help the expert panel choose the winning business idea. The winner will get a $100,000 grant and another $100,000 worth of business services donated by local companies. For details and to join the audience, click here.

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