NOEW SPOTLIGHT – The $100K Coulter IDEApitch

Jim Coulter – TPG Capital

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Friday, March 24, as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, the Coulter IDEApitch, a premier entrepreneur showcase featuring the best growth stage, capital ready companies, will take place at The Library at the Ogden Share, 925 Camp St., from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

         Hear from Jim Coulter, a founding partner at TPG Capital, and play a part in the decision of which company will receive a $100,000 investment towards their next round of funding. Founders will give 10-minute presentations, each of which is followed by Q&A with an esteemed panel.

         Previous participants include Audiosocket, zlien, MobileQubes, Lucid, Torsh, and ChapterSpot.

         Today, the following companies will pitch:


• SUPEREATS – Founded by Aaron Gailmor, Charlie Ruehr

         SuperEats is a New Orleans-based brand making familiar snacks from nutritionally balanced, purposeful ingredients.

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• ACREW – Founded by Crystal McDonald

         Acrew is adding depth to the hiring process by adding “the people” factor upfront in addition to the traditional resume and application. This feature adds depth, while streamlining the hiring process across multiple industries – and high-turnover industries in particular (service, healthcare, hospitality and retail). Hiring managers can efficiently and effectively screen and vet candidates through Acrew’s brief first impression videos. Employers are able to get a preview of personality, gumption, and overall likeability. Acrew will seamlessly integrate with a company’s current HR or applicant tracking system. Job seekers can complete a customizable application and video answering specific questions identified by the employer. Once the interview and application is complete, the information will filter into the employer’s applicant tracking system (ATS). Hiring managers can review the brief videos when it’s most convenient for them making a clear evaluation of motivation, fit and performance.

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• CATALYST:ED – Founded by Leona Christy

         Catalyst:Ed is a national marketplace connecting education organizations to vetted experts for short­term, mission­critical needs. We offer education organizations and experts a quick, reliable and affordable way to connect with each other.

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         Coulter is a founding partner of TPG, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Founded in 1992, TPG manages more than $55 billion in assets in more than 130 countries. Coulter is also co-chair of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission. The LEAD Commission was created in response to a challenge from the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Education to develop a blueprint detailing the opportunity for using technology as a catalyst to improve American education. Coulter also serves as a member of numerous corporate and charitable boards, including Common Sense Media, Creative Artists Agency, J. Crew Group and the Vincraft Group. He is on the board of trustees for Dartmouth College, Stanford University and San Francisco University High School. Coulter holds a B.A. in business and engineering sciences from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

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