“The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Gala” honored 2016 Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneurs Chris N. Papamichael and Matthew G. Schwartz of The Domain Companies, and 2016 Tulane Outstanding Social Entrepreneur, Caroline E. Roemer of Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools.
Also recognized were the 2016 Tulane Business Model Competition Finalists and Winners’ Sensifoam, the First Prize winner from Tulane University; Synsytec, the Second Prize winner from University of Houston; and BioAesthetics, the Third Prize winner from Tulane University.
The event began with a cocktail reception followed by a dinner program at the Audubon Tea Room. Tulane students had the opportunity to network with some of the most successful and well-respected entrepreneurs from around the region.
During the dinner, there were video presentations highlighting the accomplishments of Ms. Caroline E. Roemer, as the Outstanding Social Entrepreneur; and Mr. Chris N. Papamichael and Mr. Matthew G. Schwartz as the Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneurs.
A short live pitch event highlighted the 2016 Tulane Business Model Competition winners listed above. The Competition, now in its 16th year, offers tens of thousands of dollars in startup funds to student ventures.
One hundred eighty guests attended the event, including affiliates of Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, Business School Council members, donors, judges for the Tulane Business Model Competition, faculty, staff, alumni, current students and guests of the honorees.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Gala,” benefiting Tulane Freeman School of Business
When: Friday, April 15
Where: Audubon Tea Room