Meet. Greet. Compete.

Lavonzell Nicholson is the founder of Play NOLA, a sports and social club that is uniting a huge community of young people in the city of New Orleans. Lavonzell played basketball in college but after hurting her leg, she pursued a career in the non-profit world. She discovered a passion for improving communities and working […]

Star Chef: Allison Vines-Rushing

Check out our interview with award-winning chef, Allison Vines-Rushing. Growing up, Allison planned to join the Peace Corps. However, she discovered her true passion for cooking and on a whim, she applied to culinary school in New York City. Her passion and talent for cooking led to recognition from respected food critics and publications, including:  […]

Financing Recovery: Chonchol Gupta

Chonchol Gupta is the founder and CEO of Rebirth Financial, a peer-to-business investment firm that will begin operating soon in New Orleans. The firm is built on the principals of micro-financing, first pioneered by Muhammad Yunus and the Gramin Bank. The company will allow people to invest in local New Orleans businesses, to help finance […]

Kirk Coco’s Dream to Start a Brewery

NOLA Brewing is the dream of entrepreneur, Kirk Coco. After serving in the United States Navy for 11 years, Kirk returned to his home town of New Orleans to help rebuild the city and its economy after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans was once the brewing capital of the south. However, in […]