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Racial Inequities and Small Businesses: A Discussion about the GNO Startup Report

Racial Inequities and Small Businesses: A Discussion about the GNO Startup Report

On October 22, 2020, the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted a panel discussion based on the Greater New Orleans Startup Report. The GNO Startup Report is an annual, comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans area and can serve as “a tool to […]

November 10, 2020 ×
Krista Pouncy-Dyson, Founder of Performance First Digital and Diversity Employed

An Interview with Krista Pouncy-Dyson

This summer, through the Lepage Center’s Strategic Advisor Program, I had the privilege of working with two local New Orleans businesses as they navigate the pervasive uncertainty that is encompassed within COVID-19. One of the companies, Performance First Digital, is a digital marketing and web development agency that is hinged […]

September 4, 2020 ×
An Ideal Work Space

An Ideal Work Space

The Lepage Center’s Strategic Advisers program connects Tulane students and recent graduates with New Orleans area entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisers are working for the businesses full-time for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020, providing immediate services based on each […]

July 2, 2020 ×
Designing a Company Culture

Designing a Company Culture

The Lepage Center’s Strategic Advisers program connects Tulane students and recent graduates with New Orleans area entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisers are working for the businesses full-time for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020, providing immediate services based on each […]

June 26, 2020 ×
Innovation in the time of COVID-19

Innovation in the time of COVID-19

The Lepage Center’s Strategic Advisers program connects Tulane students and recent graduates with New Orleans area entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisers are working for the businesses full-time for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020, providing immediate services based on […]

June 23, 2020 ×
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 ×
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 ×
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 ×
New York Times profiles alumna Simone Reggie (MBA ’12)

New York Times profiles alumna Simone Reggie (MBA ’12)

  Simone Reggie (MBA ’12), founder of Simone’s Market, a grocery store in uptown New Orleans that specializes in locally produced food, was profiled in the April 22, 2018, edition of the New York Times. Ms. Reggie’s enterprises have caught the attention of the magazine Southern Living, which recently named […]

May 2, 2018 ×
Student Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ryan Baker, BSM 2020

Student Entrepreneur Spotlight: Ryan Baker, BSM 2020

By Oliver Martin Ryan’s Hometown: Harrison, New York Major: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing Year of Graduation: 2020 Entrepreneurial Idea: A digital marketing platform that allows direct marketing for local business through a voting and rewards system What interests you about entrepreneurship? The risk. The reason I find risk so interesting is because high risk […]

February 6, 2018 ×