Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

New Orleans is one of the world’s great startup cities, and Tulane is uniquely qualified to help our entrepreneurs thrive. The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Freeman School of Business brings together scholars, inventors, investors and students to solve problems and build businesses. Their programs provide direct support for Tulanians, New Orleanians and communities across the Gulf South.

The programs of the Lepage Center (including the Tulane Family Business Center, the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship Research and the Tulane Business Model Competition) are led by Lepage Center Executive Director Rob Lalka, the staff, and faculty at the A. B. Freeman School.

The Lepage Center recently relocated to its permanent location in the Goldring Woldenberg Business Complex (GWBC). The new state-of-the-art suites include student incubator space and Entrepreneur-in-Residence offices.  Please come visit us!

The Albert Lepage Center is located on the 3rd Floor of the GWBC.  Our offices and accelerator are located in the center of the building.  When you arrive at the GWBC, take the elevators to the 3rd Floor.  Walk around the staircase and pass through the glass doors; our offices are on the right, Suite 330.

Looking to fund your new venture? Try these alternative ideas

Looking to fund your new venture? Try these alternative ideas There is obviously a need for new and innovative methods for financing startups. As MBA students working on a new venture, we are especially interested in creative funding vehicles. Fortunately, many such opportunities do exist. Below we have outlined options for the next generation of savvy entrepreneurs.


Breaking bread with Albert Lepage

Albert Lepage (MBA ’71) with student Peter Masone (LA ’21)This spring, along with a select group of students and entrepreneurs, I had the opportunity to join Albert Lepage for lunch. Mr. Lepage is the retired co-chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc., a 113-year-old maker of bread and baked goods.


U-Lend: an umbrella sharing service

When it rains, it pours. This could be a slogan for New Orleans, where torrential downpours can arrive seemingly out of the blue. Three Tulane students learned this lesson the hard way and decided to do something about it.