The academic branch of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship strives to form new enterprise-creators in alliance with the A. B. Freeman School of Business. The associated faculty of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship teach courses both in the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Offering community service projects and internships, Freeman School students are provided the opportunity to work with experienced faculty members of entrepreneurship, network with a regional board of entrepreneurs and participate in a student based entrepreneurial association which provides a training ground for business development.
The Economic Development activities of the Institute coordinates joint academic, government and business initiatives that stimulate private enterprise and regional economic growth. It also contributes to regional and economic development by assisting the corporate and family business communities in identifying and exploring business issues through shared learning experiences.
Family businesses face issues and challenges unique to their composition. This is evidenced by the startling facts that only 30% of family businesses today succeed to the second generation and only 10% succeed into the third generation.
The Tulane Business Model Competition seeks to promote student ventures from around the region. In partnership with the International Business Model Competition, the TBMC format allows student teams to test out their business idea through various stages of development process. The competition awards tens of thousands of dollars each year to the best teams as judged by a panel of business and entrepreneurial experts.