Entrepreneurship in NOLA

Student entrepeneur team pose on campus for photo
Tulane University is helping build a stronger economy in New Orleans. Our focus on entrepreneurship and innovation is bringing new ideas and products to market. Technologies developed at Tulane have spun off 11 start-up companies in the Greater New Orleans area.

Our innovative programs like the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, an annual Business Model Competition, and our minor in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, as well as many programs geared towards entrepreneurship in the A. B. Freeman School of Business, including the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation make a difference in the business community in New Orleans.

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The Office of Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Development serves as a pipeline between faculty and student innovations and the marketplace. Our students have had a hand in developing patent-pending technologies such as an innovative tubing system that promises to improve the quality of life for ALS patients, a technique to rapidly display important biopsy features for diagnosis and an algorithm to make 3-D printing more efficient.

One of the newest, hottest, yet coolest places on campus is an old machine shop where design, invention, innovation and fabrication intersect to allow students to hold ideas in their hands!  Visit the Maker Space and set your creativity free with laser cutters, 3-D printers and other design tools.  You’ll see what we mean.