This year, we’re competing in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s headline event, The Big Idea. The competition consists of a month long online voting. The top 12 teams by votes go on the the Big Idea block party on Fulton Street in New Orleans. Then it gets really interesting. The public can vote for their favorite companies by purchasing a $35 chip, and dropping it in that company’s bucket. The companies get $25 for every vote, so no one goes home empty handed. The top three companies by chips then get up on stage to pitch for the grand prize, $25,000.
ORA Estuaries is developing a pilot project to put our winnings to use. That’s right, your vote at the Big Idea is going to help us put more oysters in the water. In the mean time, please vote at www.voteforthecoast.com.