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Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
(504) 314-7688

Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT)
310 Richardson Building
6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Tulane University

Explore * Engage * Empower

Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship at Tulane advises a number of student organizations that act as a platform for students to act as change agents at Tulane, in New Orleans, and around the world. Undergraduate and graduate leaders from across academic disciplines:
•    Explore social innovation & social entrepreneurship
•    Engage in creating positive social change
•    Empower a network of students focused on community solutions and sustainability

These student organizations work in partnership with CELT, Ashoka U, and NCIIA to create an enabling environment where every individual has access to the resources, learning opportunities, role models, and peer community needed to actualize their full potential as changemakers. To get involved, e-mail us at These student organizations include:

Net Impact @ Tulane
The problems our world faces are huge, from poverty to climate change to global health epidemics. What if we could mobilize more people to dedicate more time on the job to making an impact? We believe this shift is essential to creating a more sustainable world. Every day, Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change on campus and throughout their careers. We provide the network and resources to inspire emerging leaders to build successful "impact careers" – either by working in jobs dedicated to change or by bringing a social and environmental lens to traditional business roles. The undergraduate Net Impact chapter at Tulane participates in the Small Steps Big Wins Campaign, hosts meet ’n great dinners with changemakers in the community, and is planning to offer the Making a Path (MAP) program soon. Sign up for free today!

TEDxTU Organizing Team
Tulane’s annual TEDxTU event celebrates and cultivates social innovation in New Orleans. From students at Tulane University to native New Orleanians, residents of our city are acting to create sustainable, scalable solutions to our city’s biggest social challenges. The evenings highlights these passionate and transformative individuals and brings changemakers from all of our city’s different micro-communities together to share an evening of story-telling and inspiration. The student organizing team meets year round to determine themes, select and train speakers, and plan and implement this annual event that attracts 1,000+ Tulane and New Orleans community members. Get involved by e-mailing

Launchange builds a community of changemakers who want to create impact through social entrepreneurship. More specifically, we connect students throughout Tulane so they can more easily find local talent, form teams, and build businesses that make a difference. Launchange features both an online platform and a student organization. The network connects students based on their academic studies, project skills, interests, and ideas. Launchange’s student organization hosts networking events, organizes weekend hackathons, brings in guest speakers to teach and inspire, and provides a collaborative space for students to build their ventures. We believe that gaining experience in the startup world is one of the most educational and rewarding pursuits that a student can get involved in. Students who want to make an impact while forwarding their careers should join. Please visit for more details.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000