Entrepreneurship

Rob Lalka
December 19, 2023
Rob Lalka, executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was interviewed by NOLA.com for a story about the findings of the 2023 Greater New Orleans Startup Report, an annual publication of the center that tracks startup and small-business activity across the region.
Skyline of New Orleans showing Superdome
December 13, 2023

New Orleans area startups are staffing up and attracting more investment funding despite headwinds from higher interest rates, inflation and pessimism over the national economy, according to Tulane University’s 2023 Greater New Orleans Startup Report.

Josh McCoy of Tipzy deliver Pitch Friday pitch on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023.
October 30, 2023
Tulane student entrepreneurs brought their startup ideas before a panel of judges and Wave Weekend audiences during a homecoming round of the Freeman School's Pitch Friday competition.
October 25, 2023
The A. B. Freeman School of Business has received a $5 million gift from Todd and Gina Schwartz to expand opportunities for students to “learn by doing.”
Rob Lalka teaches Venture Accelerator 2 in Lepage Incubator
August 07, 2023

With interest in entrepreneurship growing among students, Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business will launch a new program this fall to introduce undergraduates to the fundamentals of business creation.

HEARTio pitches its business model at the 2023 Tulane Business Model Competition
March 31, 2023

HEARTio, a digital diagnostic company that uses the power of artificial intelligence to help clinicians better diagnose heart disease, won first place and the grand prize of $75,000 at the 23rd annual Tulane Business Model Competition.

Rob Lalka
March 24, 2023

Rob Lalka, Albert R. Lepage Professor in Business and executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was interviewed for an Inc. story about Generation Z’s growing interest in entrepreneurship.

ohns Hopkins University graduate student Casey Grage pitches Hubly Surgical at 2022 Tulane Business Model Competition
March 20, 2023

Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business has announced the six semifinalist teams that will face off in the 2023 Tulane Business Model Competition.

Harry Gestetner and Rob Lalka
March 07, 2023

Harry Gestetner (BSM ’22), founder and co-CEO of Fanfix, and Rob Lalka, executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, joined host Roger Dunaway to discuss entrepreneurship and the influencer economy for “On Good Authority,” Tulane University’s news and research podcast.

Rich Simmerman and Branson Morgan photographed in the Lepage Center New Venture Incubator
January 23, 2023

Ceres, the plant protein cereal startup co-founded by Tulane MBA student Rich Simmerman (MBA ’24), has been named one of 13 national finalists in the AWS University Startup Competition.

Riverboat on Mississippi River
December 12, 2022

Area startups are feeling confident enough to add staff as the regional economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest findings from Tulane University’s 2022 Greater New Orleans Startup Report.

Lepage Faculty Fellows Program
November 30, 2022

The Freeman School climbed three spots to No. 46 nationally and No. 9 in the South in the latest Princeton Review rankings of the top graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies.

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