We Equip, Connect, & Empower  

Entrepreneurs of Color

to Launch and Grow Thriving Businesses Across New Orleans

Only 2% of Sales Receipts in New Orleans Go to Minority Owned Businesses

What will you do to raise the 2%?

A chance for local businesses to thrive:

Thrive Green Business Academy

A hands-on curriculum that equips landscaping professionals and contractors with the business certifications and technical stormwater management skills to expand their business into  the growing water management industry.

Business Coaching

Alumni receive 2+ years of professional business coaching, access to mentors, professional services, and business connections.

Affordable Workspace

Professional coworking, permanent desk, and private meeting space located at 1433 Claiborne Ave. The Hub for local small businesses to connect and grow

Grow through Green Infrastructure

Graduates of our Green Business Academy Win Big at PitchNOLA

Celebrating Reedy Brooks and Greg and Nicole Nixon

Stories of a Thriving New Orleans:

Small Business
Academy & Support

Artist, Bernell, Designs a Groundbreaking Future for Himself and His City

A New Orleans local with a history of incarceration, using his creative talents to help with resilience efforts in the city.

Thrive @ New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Creative minds came together during NOEW 2022 and Thrive held 2 panels about racial equity in NOLA.

City of New Orleans Presents on Upcoming Green Infrastructure Opportunities for Businesses

As the National Disaster Resilience Operator for the city of New Orleans, we will continue to be a hub for information about Green Infrastructure and sustainability so that more dedicated business owners and workers can get involved.

“Living Proof”: Our Program Graduates and Newest Member of our Team Speak Side-by-side on Loyola’s Water Panel

We are proud of Willie, but also Arien and Luisa as they have become prominent green infrastructure advocates in the New Orleans community.

LaunchNOLA Green Grads Win big at PitchNOLA 2021

Meet Reedy Brooks, Nicole Nixon, and Greg Nixon: members of our LaunchNOLA Green Alumni who are being recognized for their important work to create a less flooded, more sustainable New Orleans.

Supplies & Affordable Housing

A Thrive Cares Thanksgiving for New Orleans Seniors

Ms. Joy, soon-to-be director of Thrive’s newest pillar (Thrive Cares), spent Thanksgiving weekend with seniors in our community, bringing them the delicious meals, a bit of hope, and care.

Thrive Pivots to Serve New Orleans During Hurricane Ida: 700+ Neighbors Supplied

To truly serve people in our city’s unpredictable environment, we must adapt to their needs.   

We empower families, communities, and businesses across
New Orleans to Thrive.

Like and Follow Us On

Thrive New Orleans
1433 North Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA. 70116

Phone: 504.564.7739