(Metairie, La) – On March 19 at Drago’s Empire Room in Metairie, four Jefferson Parish entrepreneurs will compete in the first-ever Cordina Challenge business pitch contest. The winning pitch will receive a prize package of in-kind services and direct capital valued at more than $43,000.
Grown from a partnership between the Jefferson Chamber, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), Cordina New Orleans Cocktails and the Idea Village, the Challenge is the first major effort to identify, engage and assist up-and-coming innovators in Jefferson Parish.
“I was excited to meet with all of the entrepreneurs that applied for the Cordina Challenge. The event is proving that Jefferson Parish has what it takes to grow great companies,” says Cordina CEO, Sal LaMartina. “The entrepreneurs chosen to compete represent only a small sample of the talented and innovative startup companies here in Jefferson.”
Meet Our Entrepreneurs:
Be Well Nutrition: Billy Bosch
Be Well Nutrition has launched ICONIC, a healthy lifestyle beverage made with all natural ingredients. This unique drink provides customers with a delicious taste experience, healthy energy and increased focus. It is the only all-natural and nutritionist developed and recommended product in the beverage category. With a single daily serving of protein, vitamins, fiber and minerals, ICONIC provides consumers with what they need without having to stop for a meal. There’s nothing quite like this drink on the market right now.
Clinicate: Matt Doyle
The Clinicate™ file-sharing platform gives healthcare providers and patients a unique and easy way to access and electronically share information related to medical and pharmaceutical products, medical conditions, and treatments. Clinicate’s web and mobile applications are designed to promote clinical education, awareness and collaboration with the common goal of improving patient care and outcomes.
Memorandom is a private communication platform that allows individuals to capture and selectively share everyday moments with close friends and family. Think about the last conversation you had with a close friend or family member. Do you remember when it was, where you were or what you talked about? Shouldn’t text messaging and other digital communication platforms reflect how we categorize, find and recall those moments? Memorandom seamlessly integrates the privacy of sharing through text messaging and chat while organizing it into a searchable format based on user created tags, location and people – all preserved for posterity.
An online, self-evaluation tool for students in 1st through 8th grades, ZingBoard measures and celebrates individual accomplishments in the school, home and community. Those measurements can then be tied with a school’s value systems. More than just a social network to commemorate accomplishments in soft skills, the secure program also provides school administrators with a simple, efficient and powerful tool to analyze a school’s impact on student values. This data can be very useful differentiating the school on grant applications, refining the school culture, and individualizing classroom curriculum. ZingBoard measures the school within the child.