Alumnus competing for $50K prize during entrepreneur event

Loyola University New Orleans College of Business alumnus Stephen Fingerman MBA ’88 is competing in the Big Idea, the culminating event of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Fingerman is pitching his digital ordering system product, Clothesline, for $50,000 during the public pitch round.

Fingerman will present that “Big Idea” March 22 outside Manning’s on Fulton Street downtown. The Big Idea is one of the only public pitches, so anyone can attend and mingle with the entrepreneurs. The event is free and is from 5 to 8 p.m. A free concert on Fulton will follow the event.

The Big Idea, presented by IBERIABANK, features 15 of New Orleans’ most promising startup ventures, including Fingerman's, and a celebrity judging panel.

Fingerman, co-founder and president of Avalon Retail Consulting, Inc., has been advising retail businesses for 16 years. His company currently advises more than 30 retail businesses in the U.S. and Central America. His management experience in the retail and wholesale sectors includes buying, distribution, operations and customer service.

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