Grow Gentilly Small Business Competition 2011


Applications due


Competition Organizer

Urban League of Greater New Orleans; Capital One Bank

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Individuals entering this competition must have an existing startup business with the potential to grow and create jobs in the Gentilly (Louisiana) community. Businesses must be in operation as of February 1, 2011, but must not have annual revenues over $1 million.  
Important Dates

All application materials are due on August 1, 2011. Finalists will make 20-minute presentations to a panel of community and business leaders at a later date.

Competition Prizes

The winner of the competition will receive a $10,000 cash prize. The runner-up will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Both the runner-up and the winner will also have the opportunity to explore access to additional capital through Capital One Bank.

Other Info

Applicants to the Competition can participate in educational classes and seminars offered by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and Capital One Bank.