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1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common

2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals

Community is about more than just the people around you.

Ready to set the world on fire? The Center is here to help you take your ideas to the next level to make our community a better place. Providing programming that supports any and all members of the Loyola University New Orleans family, as well as the entire city of New Orleans and its diverse population. Our city is a lab for our student entrepreneurs who are working on solving the problems and thinking critically to overcome the everyday challenges we face right here in Southeastern Louisiana. 

Want to make a difference right here in your community? We have the resources and programs to help you get started on changing the world.

Wolf Pack LaunchU

An intensive bootcamp to turn your idea into a business. Free for all members of the Loyola community, with $30,000 in non-dilutive seed funding up for grabs.


From biotech to breweries, these are the people making cool happen in New Orleans, the Gulf South, and beyond.

IDEACorp MBA Consulting Challenge

This is not your typical case competition. Gain hands-on experience with a real startup to solve a problem the founder is facing. 

Side Hustle Expo

Got a Side Hustle? Sure you do! Sign up to show off your side hustle for a shot at a free digital marketing package.