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African American Area Landscapers Compete For Cash Prizes In Pitch Competition

Baton Rouge based nonprofit, MetroMorphosis, is hosting an entrepreneur pitch competition for graduates of its Launch BR initiative. The contestants are owners of area landscaping and lawn care businesses that completed a 14 week business development and green infrastructure training at the MetroMorphosis office site at Jacob’s Construction. The competition is taking place Thursday, June 27 from 6-8pm at Cristo Rey Franciscan High School, 4000 St. Gerard Ave.

Launch BR is one of several initiatives spearheaded by MetroMorphosis which focuses on transforming urban communities from within. Participants in the Pitch competition will be given three minutes to pitch their business and judged on the effectiveness of their business model, ability for their business to scale up, and the prospect of profitability. Top finishers will be awarded cash prizes to assist in the growth of their business or to fund startup ventures. The keynote speaker is Collis Temple III, National Sales Director with Primerica and former LSU basketball standout.

For more information on the work of MetroMorphosis and the Launch BR initiative visit or contact Tyra Sterling, MetroMorphosis’ Innovation and Partnership Catalyst of Business Development at

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