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Dreamers, Doers, Drivers...

Scientists, Artists, Philosophers, Historians, Community Leaders, and Lawyers: Welcome Home.

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development is where anyone in the Loyola University New Orleans community can come together to innovate and launch a better world.

What's Happening @ The Center?

Learn more about the current news and resources here at the Center!

Find Your Krewe.

The Center is Loyola's hub for entrepreneurial activity across campus and a vital link to the New Orleans entrepreneurial community. At the Center, you can develop your skills to turn your idea into a profitable venture, network with the next great startup founders, and experience why New Orleans is ranked one of the best cities in the country for young entrepreneurs.


Dr. Bobby and Lori Kent Savoie Ideation Lab

Startup LOYNO - the Entrepreneurship Club

Explore and develop ideas with your peers.

students attend innovate.loyno panel


Learn about innovation and startups through the eyes of New Orleans' most exciting founders.

Realize Your Dreams - Pick Your Degree.

Experiential learning is at the heart of the Jesuit education you'll receive at Loyola - and the field of entrepreneurship is all about diving in. Featuring hands-on classes and experiences, undergraduate students can find a major, minor, and certificate program in entrepreneurship.

MBA students can specialize in entrepreneurship, too, and have the opportunity to compete in the IDEAcorps Consulting Challenge, presented by Dr. Bobby and Lori Kent Savoie, or work with FedTech in the Lean Startup LaunchPad course the country's top inventors to commercialize state of the art technology.

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Get started on your in-depth entrepreneurship training with our undergraduate Major, Minor, and Certificate programs

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Get real-world, hands-on experience with founders in our Entrepreneurship MBA specialization.

Change the World.

Through internships, business competitions, specialized training, and one-on-one mentorship, students involved in the Center will be able to identify problems quickly and produce sustainable solutions through critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability. 

Joy Shaw pitching at Wolf Pack LaunchU

Wolf Pack LaunchU, presented by Dr. Bobby and Lori Kent Savoie

Take your ideas to the next level with the intensive Wolf Pack LaunchU bootcamp and pitch for seed funding.

MBA students pitching at the IDEAcorps MBA consulting challenge

IDEAcorps MBA Consulting Challenge, presented by Dr. Bobby and Lori Kent Savoie

Work with local startups to accelerate their success (and get authentic experience for the real world).