The Tulane MBA New Venture Planning – Entrepreneur Pitch Competition matches local entrepreneurs, selected for their promising business concepts, with teams of Tulane MBA students in a highly-interactive and expedition learning experience that bridges classroom learning with the “real world” entrepreneurship ecosystem here in New Orleans. Aspiring entrepreneurs work side-by-side with teams of students both inside and outside of the classroom as they test drive and refine business models and prepare for their 1st formal pitch to investors. The competition highlights new, local commercial startups and their business models in a competitive environment as they prepare to engage angel investors.