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

  • Tulane MakerSpace

    The Tulane MakerSpace is a student-operated amalgam of art, craft, and technology. They provide tools, assistance, and ideas for the development of devices and prototypes. Capabilities include laser cutting, 3D printing, and CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machine tools.

  • 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.

  • Engage Tulane - School of Medicine Research Business Development

Engage Tulane connects medical research investigators with Industry and other private collaborators, offering guidance and support before, during and after the project. The center helps to translate unique medical discoveries into products and services.

  • 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.

  • Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

    Propeller is a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization that helps launch social ventures to address local challenges.

  • 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 and 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 firm 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.

  • Tulane Department of Technology Transfer

    The Tulane OTT serves the Tulane community by assisting in the licensing and commercializing of university technologies.

  • International Business Model Competition

    The International Business Model Competition is the first and largest lean startup competition in the world. The competition's primary aim is to educate and inspire smarter entrepreneurs who in turn launch more successful ventures.

  • USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship)

    The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship.

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory, and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.

    Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs.