Water Challenge 2012


Application deadline



Competition Organizer

The Idea Village; Greater New Orleans Foundation

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Green
Who's Eligible

Open to for-profit ventures located in the 9 Parish New Orleans region. Ventures must have a focus in the sustainable water industry, specifically flood management. 

Important Dates

Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2011. Selected entrepreneurs will then receive six months of technical assistance and the chance to pitch their business plan on March 12, 2012 at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

Competition Prizes

Participants have the chance to pitch for $50,000 in seed money. 

Other Info

All participating entrepreneurs will also gain access to a variety of resources, including mentorship, networking opportunities, media exposure, and educational training.