Tulane Business Plan Competition!

After the registration deadline, the Tulane Business Plan Comeptition team managed to get 85 total applicants, which represents a 250% increase from last year. The applications came from 37 universities and 6 countries!
In addition, we have confirmed 85 judges to participate in grading the plans. These people were hand selected by students from the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association and our partner organization the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Guess who’s joining us!
Arkansas Tech University
Baylor University
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Darden Graduate School of Business-University of Virginia
Delgado Community College
Georgetown University
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University
Kennesaw State University
Loyola University New Orleans
North Carolin State University
Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business
Queen’s University
Royal Institution of Technologies
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
Sabanci University
San Diego State Univeristy
Southern University
Symbiosis Institute of International Business,India
The University of Iowa
The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania
Universidad La Salle (ULSA)
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University Of Delaware
University of Houston
University of Manitoba
University of New Orleans
University of Phoenix
University of Texas at Dallas
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St Louis

We received 11 international applicants
Participating countries:
-United States
-Canada
-Mexico
-India
-Sweden
-Turkey

This week has made me very proud of my organization (The Tulane Entrepreneurs Association). It was tough, but we delivered a stellar first performance. Just wait until the big day! There are still some tricks in our bag.

When you come to the Freeman school, there is a lot to be learned inside the classroom. Study hard! There are also a million things that you can do outside of the classroom that often have an equal educational value. Being the President of this organization has taught me so many lessons including the importance of vision, necessity of team work, and the essence of good leadership. I’m definitely not all the way there, but I am a lot closer.

While I learned these lessons working for the Entrepreneurs Association, I think they are qualities that will benefit anyone in any profession. An MBA is just as much about becoming a well-rounded person as it is about financial modeling and consumer behavior.

Go get ‘em! Make big plans and work hard.

Will

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