Applications Open for 19th Annual Tulane Business Model Competition

The Tulane Business Model Competition is seeking applications for the 19th annual event, hosted by the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane.

Each year the student-led teams from universities across the country compete for over $40,000 in cash and prizes.

The competition is designed to highlight startups and early-stage ventures that demonstrate high growth potential and a market-tested ability to adapt to customer needs.

“We’re pleased to bring the Tulane Business Model Competition back for its 19th year,” said Rob Lalka, executive director of the Lepage Center. “This is our premier annual event to identify, promote and support new companies. Every year I’m amazed at the talented student entrepreneurs who travel to New Orleans to hone their business models, and I look forward to meeting this year’s applicants.”

All ventures led by one or more students enrolled in a college or university are invited to apply by January 25, 2019. Applicants will be narrowed down by judges in February, and six will be selected to compete in the semi-final round during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in March.

The final pitch will highlight the business models of three ventures in a live competition in April.

For more information about the Tulane Business Model Competition, visit