Location: Tulane University: Freeman School of Business – 7 McAlister Dr, New Orleans, LA 70118

The Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Louisiana will celebrate New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) at the Freeman School of Business with the semi-final round of the annual Tulane Business Model Competition. Our featured speaker will be local businessman Aidan Gill. Aidan describes himself as a true barber. Born in Ireland, Aidan found his way to London at the age of 17 and stumbled upon the barbering business. Eventually he decided the perfect place for resurrecting the true spirit of the barbershop was New Orleans, a city he embraced, and like the gumbo it is famous for, he has added a new texture and flavor to the mix. His barbershops have become a destination must for businessmen and celebrities alike – from around the world.

Prior to the conversation with Aidan, you are invited to the semi-final round of the 18th Annual Tulane Business Model Competition – an opportunity to hear pitches from college entrepreneurs from across the nation. The three finalists selected by the judges will present their business models in the final round, to win over $40,000 in cash prizes. The first place winner will automatically qualify to compete in the International Business Model Competition, held May 10 to 11, 2018, at Brigham Young University.

The evening will close with a reception in the Marshall Family Commons, where we will announce the names of the three finalists. Click here to Register