Startup School 2.0: A Business Plan Workshop Series

It's time for the second Startup School to prepare entrants for the Tulane Business Plan Competion.  The first Startup School was a huge success.  Startup School will be held on January 29th and February 7th at Tulane.  One major change for these workshops will be the addition of a Social Entreprenuership track because the Tulane Business Plan competion has both a business innovation and social entreprenuership track.  


Part 1: Building a Business (& Business Plan) that Rocks

  • Thursday, January 29th from 5:30 - 8:30pm
  • Tulane University - Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I - Room TBD - Map
  • Learn how to write a winning business plan. Local entreprenuers and coaches will lead a group discussion and share resources about the fundamentals of a sound business plans. Learn about the sections you should cover, how to prepare financial pro-forma's, and pitfalls to avoid.  Learn about focusing your business on the triple bottom line, doing good while doing well, and building a sustainable business, and, how to communicate all of this in your business plan.
  • Resources: Check out the articles that we've compiled to craft that perfect plan.
  • Prepare: Come ready to give your "elevator pitch" to break-out groups.  It doesn't have to be perfect. Just be ready to pitch.
  • Speakers:
    • Chris Schultz - NOLA Startup Scene - Launching a business in New Orleans. Lessons in entreprenuership.
    • Andrea Chen - Social Entreprenuership -
    • More speakers TBD - if your interested, please contact us.


Part 2: Workshop Your Business Plan

  • Saturday, February 7th from 12pm - 4pm
  • Tulane University - Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I - Room TBD - Map
  • Workshop your plan with experts.  We will have a "speed dating" sessions with biz plan coaches who are local entrepreneurs, heads of non-profits, and investors.  You will have a session with each of them to workshop your plan, review strengths/weaknesses and get feedback on your idea.  We'll match you with coaches based on your business plan entry, either business innovation and social entreprenuership track. 
  • Prepare: Come ready with a draft of your executive summary or the whole plan if you've got it. 
  • Here are some questions to stimulate conversation between coaches and participants.

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