Entrepreneurs with arts-based business ideas highlighting the resources of downtown New Orleans have until Jan. 7 to submit pitches for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2015, which will begin March 23.

The downtown NOLA arts-based business pitch competition is sponsored by the Downtown Development District along with CANO and LCEF.

The winning pitch will serve to enhance way-finding and experiences in the built environment for everyday walking and living. The pitch event is aimed at identifying and supporting entrepreneurs who have a sustainable arts-based project or product that benefits the Downtown Development District, that is preferably scalable and is situated in the creative, architecture, technology, digital media or film/entertainment fields.

The DDD and other partners will provide a prize package valued at more than $25,000 to the winner that will consist of numerous hours of professional legal, accounting, public relations and marketing services and cash. To apply, visit downtownnolaartsbusinesspitch.com.