Entrepreneurship

Freeman honors more than 700 at graduation ceremonies

May 23, 2022

Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business recognized more than 700 degree candidates at its spring 2022 undergraduate and graduate diploma ceremonies. The ceremonies took place on Friday, May 20, at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse on Tulane’s uptown campus.

Albert Lepage, Anyi Ma and Myke Yest

Ma and Yest named inaugural recipients of faculty award for EDI

April 17, 2022

Assistant Professor of Management Anyi Ma and Senior Professor of Practice in Finance Myke Yest were named co-recipients of the inaugural Albert Lepage Faculty Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Brian Egwele

Investment bank owner pays it forward for next generation

April 14, 2022

As a business student, Brian Egwele (BSM ’01) learned valuable lessons from the entrepreneurs and alumni who shared their experiences with his classes at the Freeman School. Now, as a Lepage Center Innovator-in-Residence, Egwele is mentoring the next generation of student entrepreneurs.

How do you follow a flameout?

April 05, 2022

In a study published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Assistant Professor of Management Brian Bergman offers strategies for new entrants in an emerging market category when the category-leading firm suffers a very public failure.

Jim Coulter, Daryn Dodson and Mike Fitts at the 2022 Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala

Tulane honors Jim Coulter and Daryn Dodson as 2022 Entrepreneurs of the Year

March 30, 2022

Tulane University honored Jim Coulter as Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year and Daryn Dodson as Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2022 Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala.

Casey Grage, founder of Hubly Surgical

Medical device maker earns top prize at Tulane Business Model Competition

March 23, 2022

Hubly Surgical, founded by Johns Hopkins University graduate student Casey Grage, earned this year’s grand prize for developing an integrated electric drill system designed to improve the outcomes of bedside intracranial surgeries.

Lydia Winkler and Marco Nelson pitch Rent Check at the Tulane Business Model Competition

Tulane Business Model Competition announces 2022 semifinalists

March 14, 2022

Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business has announced the six semifinalist teams that will face off in the 2022 Tulane Business Model Competition.

Tomas Crowe and Tim Demirjian

Alumni entrepreneurs launch health-focused cocktail line

February 17, 2022

Freeman School alums Tomas Crowe (BSM ’18) and Tim Demirjian (BSM ’18) are co-creators of Dezo, a ready-to-go cocktail that combines vodka with health-focused flavors like coconut water, acai and Himalayan sea salt.

Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complext exterior at dusk

Freeman seeks nominations for inaugural Lepage Faculty Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

February 09, 2022

The Freeman School Strategy for the Future Committee is seeking nominations for the inaugural Albert Lepage Faculty Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Rob Lalka

The Advocate: New Orleans well-positioned to ride the internet's next wave

February 02, 2022

Rob Lalka, Albert R. Lepage Professor of Business and executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, contributed a guest column to the New Orleans Advocate on Web3 and why New Orleans can play a leading role in the emerging “people-first” tech revolution.

Peter Ricchiuti outside Commanders Palace

Biz New Orleans: In new book, Ricchiuti profiles New Orleans entrepreneurs

December 16, 2021

Peter Ricchiuti, senior professor of practice and founder of the Burkenroad Reports program, was interviewed by Biz New Orleans for a story about his new book Being Your Own Boss Is Terrific.

Matt Friedman and Sofia Viscuso

Student startup wins top prize at 2021 Impact Challenge

December 01, 2021

Rize, a Freeman-based startup founded to expand access to professional development and internship opportunities for students, took home first place and the grand prize of $15,000 in seed funding at the 2021 Impact Challenge, an annual pitch competition for undergraduate social entrepreneurs.