Three Teams Advance to Final Round of Tulane Business Model Competition

The 19th annual Tulane Business Model Competition is scheduled for April 8 at the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex on Tulane’s uptown campus.  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.

Semi-finalists took the stage during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week for a shot at the final round. Three student-led team have advanced to the final round, including:

KnoNap (George Washington University) — a cocktail napkin that, upon saturation, is capable of testing for specific rape-drug presence.

RentCheck (Tulane University) — an inspection app that works closely with landlords and renters to ensure transparency of the rental process.

Speeko (University of Iowa) — an app that helps individuals improve their professional speaking style through automated voice analytics to give instant feedback on aspects of the speech.

The winning team will receive $25,000 and advance to the International Business Model Competition in May. The second-place team will receive $10,000, and the third-place team will receive $2,500.

RSVP for the final pitch here.