Pitch competitions are an excellent challenge. They’re hard — usually start-up founders are allotted just 3 or 4 minutes to persuade judges and audience that their mission tackles a real problem and does it in a smart way — but they force you to be very clear about what is most important.
And College Bridge’s Executive Director Paris Woods excels at just that.
Last night, Paris competed with 9 other outstanding education start-ups in the PitchNOLA: Education competition, sponsored by Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation and 4pt0 Schools. In tough competition, College Bridge advanced to the finals, in which presenters responded to judges’ feedback.
At the end of the night, College Bridge tied 3-ways for first place — and won a $3,000 prize!
Congratulations to all the competitors, and many thanks to the teams at Propeller and 4pt0 for creating opportunities like PitchNOLA to support new ideas in education.