SENO 2012 Gala
Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
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Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans.
We launch and support early-stage companies—for-profits, nonprofits, and hybrids—that have the potential to solve our city’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Our vision is to achieve lasting systemic change in our community through a collaborative, multi-level process engaging both grassroots innovators and high-level policymakers. Our target sectors for change include public health, education, food access, criminal and social justice, housing, economic development, and coastal erosion.
Propeller focuses on the social impact, financial sustainability, and scalability of the ventures we work with. Our theory of change involves analyzing and assessing sectors for gaps, building a strong pipeline of social innovators, accelerating the most promising early-stage ideas, and providing a collaborative workspace for innovators in our 10,000 s.f. facility.
At the core of our work lies our 10-month Social Venture Accelerator, designed to launch and scale the innovative solutions of social entrepreneurs, both for-profit and nonprofit. The Accelerator provides strategic consulting, mentorship, access to networks and funding, and technical assistance in areas such as accounting, marketing, and legal.