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Tulane alums found The Spoke, a new way to source recommendations

Tulane alums found The Spoke, a new way to source recommendations

Tom Stern and Brenan Keller graduated from Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2014. While they were students, they started their very first business together. Though that business didn’t work out, the two friends used what they learned from that first experience to build a new recommendations engine – […]

August 9, 2019 ×
Freeman School alum launches “eharmony” for manufacturing

Freeman School alum launches “eharmony” for manufacturing

Michael Lizanich II graduated from Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business in 2016. In addition to his studies, he spent his time playing football and starting his very own business. Read on to learn how he sold his first business before graduating and started a new one! Tell us about […]

July 19, 2019 ×
Harry Fox (left) and Reed Stephens (right), Lepage Center MBA Summer Fellows 2019

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.

June 24, 2019 ×
Breaking bread with Albert Lepage

Breaking bread with Albert Lepage

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. In 2012, he donated $12.5 million to the A. B. Freeman School of Business to establish the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

May 15, 2019 ×
U-Lend: an umbrella sharing service

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. With their new startup U-Lend, the trio hopes all students can […]

May 15, 2019 ×
Assistant Professor of Management Cameron Verhaal discussed how craft businesses maintain their identity in the face of growth in a special talk hosted by the Lepage Center in February.

The struggle for authenticity

Cameron Verhaal, assistant professor of management at the Freeman School, recently visited The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center to discuss how brands and businesses can deliver authenticity.

March 12, 2019 ×
New Orleans startup aims to minimize hospital wait times

New Orleans startup aims to minimize hospital wait times

Every year, hospitals around the country lose out on millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements due to low patient satisfaction scores. DOCPACE, a New Orleans startup founded by native Shelby Sanderford, might just be the solution.

March 12, 2019 ×
Clementine sweetens event planning process

Clementine sweetens event planning process

For many people that try planning an event, the process can quickly become stressful and overwhelming. Catherine McNeel discovered this reality when organizing a high school graduation party with her and her friends. But where others find failure, McNeel found an opportunity. The Tulane sophomore’s startup, Clementine, will provide an […]

February 19, 2019 ×
Headshot Session at Discovery Headquarters on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Silver Spring, MD. (Joy Asico/Discovery Communications)

Adam Zuckerman Reflects on China’s Startup Ecosystem

“By having dialogue, talking to people and stopping people, you’re going to have better relationships and see opportunity.” This was the message Adam Zuckerman delivered during his talk, “Reflections on my Time in China.” The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center hosted the innovator and entrepreneur for a discussion on […]

November 18, 2018 ×
Student Entrepreneur Spotlight: Harrison Bamel of HB Productions, LLC

Student Entrepreneur Spotlight: Harrison Bamel of HB Productions, LLC

Harrison has always been involved in the New Orleans music scene. In fact, he sites the tight-knit, grassroots community of artists here as one of his primary sources of inspiration. Bamel’s first “Fridays at the Quad” event at Tulane left him awestruck, thrilled to be at a school that was […]

May 3, 2018 ×