The Idea Village and Loyola University New Orleans have announced that applications are now open for MBA students to participate in this year’s IDEAcorps consulting challenge.
The program matches teams of MBA students with local high-impact startups for an intensive, four-day consulting competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), taking place March 10-13, 2016.
“IDEAcorps is more than a competition,” said Tim Williamson, co-founder of The Idea Village. “It’s an uncommonly transformative experience that plugs MBA students directly into the local entrepreneurial network.”
MBA students will have the exclusive chance to apply their skills and have a real-world impact on local companies by finding actionable solutions that help those companies develop and scale. MBA students interested in being IDEAcorps team leaders are invited to apply at bit.ly/IDEAcorpsApp before Saturday, Dec. 5.
This is the first time Loyola will be hosting IDEAcorps. The challenge will focus on local immersion and deeper integration from local stakeholders by recruiting MBA student team leaders from Loyola University, LSU, Tulane University, UNO, and other universities in the region.
The program was launched in 2006 and has since engaged more than 500 MBA students from across the country, including those from schools such as Stanford, Harvard, Dartmouth, Northwestern and Cornell.