Learn more about trepwise
trepwise is a growth consulting firm that powers organizations to maximize their potential. We partner with our clients to identify challenges and opportunities through entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving with a focus on people, planning and process.
Working with hundreds of organizations across all sectors and industries, our team leverages innovative approaches to create sustained competitive advantage and impact for clients. We extract insights, design strategies, and support implementation to set clients on a pathway to organizational excellence. At trepwise, we believe that every organization can benefit from this approach, which we call entrepreneurial thinking.
Our vision is thriving communities where good ideas spread. Whether it is strengthening institutions that provide essential services to individuals and families, helping to build a robust economy with organizations that are hiring and paying well, or creating opportunities for individuals to access prosperity through starting and growing organizations – it all starts with good ideas.
Our Theory of Impact
We envision a world of thriving cities, with entrepreneurship as a driver of sustainable economic development. Our firm is rooted in the belief that the key to a thriving city is inclusive innovation and organizational capacity building.
The hope is that through our support of existing enterprises and institutions across a variety of industries, the local economy will become increasingly robust and resilient.
At the same time, we believe passionately in new ideas, and we directly support entrepreneurs seeking to use market disruption to create more inclusive and equitable economies. Through enhancing the capacity of our clients to provide new and valuable services, we seek to improve quality of life in the communities where they exist. And by forming partnerships with a diverse client base across the urban economy we aim to achieve collective impact through entrepreneurial thinking.
Proudly located at the corner of Philip Street and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, trepwise is committed to the area’s revitalization and its history of inclusion and innovation. Originally named Dryades Street, the area was a thriving commercial hub in the early twentieth century. In its heyday, it had over 200 shops owned by a diverse coalition of African Americans, Jews, Germans, and Italians -- groups traditionally excluded from the more segregated Canal Street.
trepwise’s teal home was once a lively saloon, and its neighbor was the first library for African Americans in New Orleans. Dryades also became the epicenter for cultural experimentation, home to Buddy Bolden, Professor Longhair, and the original marches for civil rights in New Orleans. Decades of decline saw the street suffer from destruction and decay; however, spearheaded by the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association (OCHBMBA), and other organizations, the boulevard has experienced a renaissance in the past few years.
Today, trepwise is honored to partner with many of our neighbors, including OCHBMBA, Good Work Network, Cafe Reconcile, and many more.