Business Workshops

JEDCO Challenge powered by Greater Lakeside Corporation

The JEDCO Challenge, powered by Greater Lakeside Corporation, is a premier Jefferson Parish-based pitch competition for local startup companies. Join us May 14th to watch five innovative entrepreneurs go head-to-head in a high-energy pitch competition for $20,000 and additional in-kind services to boost their businesses.

Your vote will help us choose a winner!
Every person in attendance at the 2019 JEDCO Challenge receives a chip. That chip represents one vote. After hearing all five pitches, the crowd will have an opportunity to place their votes. The crowd favorite scores extra points toward the overall competition score.

Event Flow
5:00 PM: Product demos & networking
5:45 PM: Program begins
7:00 PM: Voting begins + Judges’ Deliberations begin
7:45  PM: Winner announced

This year’s fantastic finalists are:
Don’t Get Mad Get Paid
Poof Cotton Candy
RePurpose Food Co.

Join us to check out startup demos, vote for your favorite company, and have a drink and some snacks on us while you’re networking. Join us to celebrate creativity and innovation in Jefferson Parish!

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts
Huey P Long Ave & 4th St
Gretna, LA 70053
Hosted By JEDCO