30% of entrepreneurship is teachable. 70% is experiential. We can give you both.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development is Loyola's hub for entrepreneurial activity across campus and a vital link to the New Orleans entrepreneurial community.
Anyone can have a good idea - but it takes skill development and practice to turn that idea into a profitable venture. As one of the best cities for young entrepreneurs (Lending Tree, 2018), New Orleans is particularly well positioned to provide the hands-on, entrepreneurial experience students need to be successful after college.
Interested in getting involved with the Center?
Students need experience. New Orleans needs talent. We can help connect them and make an impact - but we need your help! Sign up to mentor with Wolf Pack LaunchU, or present at the weekly Innovate.Thursday speaker series, or make a gift to allow the Center to continue its efforts to provide an innovation toolkit to the entire Loyola University community.
Your business and professional expertise is invaluable to a founder launching a new venture. Our Loyola entrepreneurs are undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni, faculty, staff and parents - the entire Loyola New Orleans family. As a mentor, you can participate in specific programs such as Wolf Pack LaunchU and Lean LaunchPad - FedTech or you may work with individual Loyola entrepreneurs who come to the Center seeking guidance on the startup they launched on their own. We'll have startups that range from food to tech, from healthcare to athletics, from digital to manufacturing - and everything in between.
Speakers & Instructors
At Wolf Pack LaunchU, we are looking for professionals who can not only speak to their specialty by provide actionable steps our founders can take to apply your information within their venture startup. The areas of expertise we are seeking are: Legal formation, IP protections, Financial Forecasting for startups, Bookkeeping for startups, team development and HR principles, Branding, Digital and Guerilla marketing. Or, speak to students from across campus at the weekly Innovate.Thursday speaker series, featuring innovators from throughout New Orleans and the Gulf South that are making cool happen.
Are you or your company able to supply some pro bono services to assist in the launch of a startup ? You set the parameters of service - be it simple advice or counsel, a specific task, or volume of time. Our community at the Center is open to a variety of programming ideas and plans - reach out and let us know what you have in mind.
Faculty & Staff
Meet the team that makes the Center happen.
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Felipe G. Massa
Associate Professor of Management/Entrepreneurship
Holder of the Thomas H. and Catherine B. Kloor Professorship in Small Business and Entrepreneurship
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Professional Advisory Board
A group of alumni, innovators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders providing support to the Center.
A collective of innovation-minded faculty members from colleges that make up Loyola University working to build an innovative community on Loyola's campus and beyond.