Finalists announced for fifth annual JEDCO Challenge
Pitch competition scheduled for March 20, 2017
The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and First NBC Bank are pleased to introduce the five companies scheduled to compete in the fifth annual Jefferson Parish-based pitch competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) presented by IBERIABANK, which is produced by The Idea Village in partnership with Solomon Group.
JEDCO received more than 20 applications for the JEDCO Challenge powered by First NBC Bank from entrepreneurs with ties to Jefferson Parish. Through a rigorous review process, a selection committee of business leaders chose five companies to participate in the live pitch event at Southport Hall. The JEDCO Challenge features a diverse group of startup companies with backgrounds in a variety of industries tied to Jefferson Parish.
Drone Party Planet: Phil Taylor
Drone Party Planet combines fun social gatherings with the thrill of flying a drone. Drone Party Planet brings drone flying virtually anywhere via its patent-pending DroneZone. The DroneZone is a modular enclosure, which can be easily set up without tools, and can be scaled from a small (1200 cu-ft ) demo size used in retail applications to a very large size (approx. 20,000 cu-ft ) used during festivals and conferences. The company offers onsite Drone Birthday Parties, engaging drone-build classes, and flight rentals at its Clearview Mall location. It is the first company to offer existing party service companies a turnkey drone party product that will satisfy the ever-growing drone market.