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Community Partners & Resources

The Tulane Business Model Competition (TBMC) seeks early-stage ventures that can demonstrate a market-tested ability to adapt to customers’ needs. The competition is open to teams led by at least two and no more than five students enrolled in a college or university and awards $40,000 in prizes. 

  • Tulane Entrepreneurs Association (TEA)

    TEA actively seeks to promote purpose-driven entrepreneurial activity at Tulane and within the local community by organizing a Speaker Series, coordinating workshops, and supporting the Tulane

  • Failup

    Failup is a platform for college students to collaborate and build startups with the help of their university community

  • Freeman Consulting Group

    FCG is a Tulane Freeman School graduate-level student organization that takes on challenging consulting projects with corporations, small businesses, startups, and nonprofits at no cost to the client.

  • Turchin Library at the Freeman School

    The Turchin Business Library provides links to resources for starting and managing a business, including business entity databases, business plan guides, intellectual property registration sites, research databases on customers and industries, and links to city and state sites for determining your legal structure and registering your business.

  • Taylor Center for Design Thinking and Innovation

    The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking dissolves boundaries and catalyzes members of the Tulane Community to create ethical, sustainable, and scalable solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges.

  • New Orleans BioInnovation Center

NOBIC is a nonprofit business incubator dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and supporting Louisiana innovators as they develop life-saving new technologies.

  • The Idea Village

    The Idea Village is a nonprofit organization committed to sustaining the local entrepreneurial movement by providing direct services to entrepreneurs, engaging the community, and supporting initiatives that leverage entrepreneurship to catalyze change.

  • 4.0 Schools

    4.0 Schools finds, trains, and invests in passionate people solving the most important challenges in education by building communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to help them grow their ideas into successful, sustainable organizations.

  • Novel Tech Challenge

    The Tulane Novel Tech Challenge is a student competition to assist teams to commercialize their ideas for technology-driven solutions and to create a prototype.


    JEDCO proactively influences the economy through the retention and creation of quality jobs, entrepreneurship & investment in Jefferson Parish

  • Good Work Network

    Good Work Network is a 501(c)3 organization that provides business development services to minority- and women-owned businesses throughout a 15-parish region in Southeast Louisiana.

  • Trepwise

    trepwise is an impact consulting form whose mission is to use entrepreneurial thinking and approaches to grow and sustain for-profit and non-profit organizations by providing innovative and practical solutions.