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Finalists announced for 2010 Tulane Business Plan Competition

March 30, 2010

The developer of an orthopedic implant to help patients with osteoporosis undergo spinal surgery, a social enterprise to provide clean, affordable off-grid lighting to rural poor in the developing world, and the maker of a line of small wind turbines designed to make wind power cost competitive with electricity generated from non-renewable resources have been selected as the three finalists in this year's Tulane Business Plan Competition.

The 2010 Tulane Business Plan Competition will take place at the Freeman School on Friday, April 16.

On Friday, April 16, teams representing...

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Students team up for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

March 27, 2010

Jack and Jake’s Local and Organic Market is a new business that plans to bring locally grown food to customers in underserved neighborhoods within three days of harvest, but to achieve that goal, the company first needs a top-notch distribution system.

That’s where a team of MBA students from Tulane, Loyola and UNO comes in.

“They’re helping us not just with the warehouse but with the overall distribution network as well,” says John Burns, founder of Jack and Jake’s. “They’ve done a couple of months worth of work in literally just a few days. It’s amazing the amount of help...

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MBA students make waves at "Investor Idol"

March 25, 2010

Xavier Cabo, Chonchol Gupta and Alex Owings may not have much in common with Kelly Clarkson or Adam Lambert, but they can all say they're idols.

Rebirth Financial, a new company started by the second-year MBA students, was one of four finalists chosen from among more than 30 applicants to participate in Investor Idol, a showcase for New Orleans small businesses seeking investors.

MBA students Alex Owings, Chonchol Gupta and Xavier Cabo, left to right, were chosen to participate in Investor Idol, a showcase for small businesses seeking investors.

The session was part of the...

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Freeman hosts 14th annual Finance Case Competition

March 23, 2010

MBA students from Freeman and seven other top-ranked business schools competed for $10,000 in cash prizes at the 14th annual Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition.

This year's competition, which took place on March 19 in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, featured teams from Tulane, Emory, Rice, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, University of Texas at Austin, Washington University and Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt took first place and the grand prize of $5,000 in the competition, Emory earned second-place honors and a prize of $3...

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Freeman wins KeyBank Minority MBA Case Competition

March 11, 2010

A team of Freeman School MBA students won first place in the 2010 KeyBank Foundation Minority MBA Case Competition.

The competition, sponsored by KeyBank and coordinated by Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, took place on Feb. 27 at KeyBank’s corporate headquarters in Cleveland.

From left to right, KeyBank’s Margot Copeland, Juan Molina (MBA ’11), Luiz Barros (MBA ’11), Mario Coronel (MBA ’11), KeyBank’s Bob DeAngelis and Olcan Moncayo (MBA ’11).

Freeman students Luiz Barros, Mario Coronel, Juan Molina and Olcan Moncayo earned the top prize of $6,000 for...

Tulane Business Plan Competition announces first round winners

February 22, 2010

The Tulane Entrepreneurs Association has announced the 21 semifinalists who will advance to the second round of the Tulane Business Plan Competition.

The semifinalists were selected from among 93 applications submitted to this year's competition. Nations represented in this year's pool of entries include Canada, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

"We are proud to have received a record number of applications from around the world for this year's competition," said Matt Dearmon, president of the...

Beta Gamma Sigma inducts newest members

November 24, 2009

The Tulane chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence, welcomed its newest members in a ceremony at the Freeman School on Nov. 18, 2009.

The 28 inductees include students from the MBA, PMBA and Master of Accounting programs.

  • Michael Andrews
  • Blaise Angelico
  • Xavier Cabo
  • Shannon Chang
  • Max Chiz
  • Corwith Davis
  • Asia Durr
  • Asim Jena
  • Marc Kahn
  • Vignesh Krishnan
  • Matthew Lambert
  • Alysia Loshbaugh...
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Students face off in inaugural Tulane Energy Trading Competition

November 17, 2009

Twenty-eight of the nation's best student traders met up in New Orleans on Nov. 14 to test their skills trading simulated live oil and gas futures, but unlike most competitions, the winners of this event weren't necessarily the ones with the biggest profits.

Brian Allen (MBA '11), left, and Daniel Sadik (BSM '10) discuss results during the inaugural Tulane Energy Trading Competition.

The Tulane Energy Trading Competition was the first university trading competition to reward participants for using strategies to minimize risk. While other competitions award prizes based...

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Saying goodbye to the Katrina Class

May 20, 2009

The 2009 commencement ceremonies marked an historic end and a bright beginning for 769 newly minted alumni of the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

At the undergraduate level, this year's commencement was notable for the graduation of the so-called Katrina Class, the students who made the decision to return to New Orleans and Tulane after Hurricane Katrina forced the cancellation of what would have been their first semester in college. More than 250 undergraduate business majors were among the graduating students treated to an extraordinary unified ceremony at the Louisiana...

Students try to beat the S&P 500

May 15, 2009

Associated Press business writer Alan Sayre sat in on the final class of the semester for the Darwin S. Fenner Student Managed Fund and wrote this article about the course, in which students manage a $1 million endowment fund with the goal of outperforming the S&P 500. Since Associate Professor of Finance Sheri Tice took over the program in 2002, students have consistently managed to achieve that goal.

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Opportunities with the CIA National Clandestine Service

March 12, 2009

Mindy Trittipo reports that Freeman students and alumni who missed last week's CIA National Clandestine Service information session can still apply for positions. Applicants were requested to include the name of the presenter and the date and location of the information session in the online application's Objective field. Students and alumni who missed the session can contact the CMC for that information. Trittipo notes that there are opportunities for both graduating students and alumni and freshman and sophomores. The NCS internship available to freshmen and sophomores is a paid...

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Students take second place in portfolio competition

March 12, 2009

Freeman students Brigham Hall, Jan Roessler, Saurav Srivastav, Dash Yagaan and Jamil Bhatti took second place honors in the Portfolio Manager's Finalist Competition of the Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium (TIPS), hosted by Rice University's Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management. The competition, which took place on Feb. 21, is open to students involved with student-managed investment portfolios at universities across the Southwest. Freeman students have run the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund since 2002, but this was the first time that Freeman participated in the...