11/07/2011 09:32 AM
BATON ROUGE – Student entrepreneurs will showcase their businesses and have the opportunity
to network with other young professionals during Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day at
LSU, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the LSU Student Union Theater.
Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day will feature a student business exposition from 4:30
to 6 p.m. and an entrepreneurship speaker series from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Both events are
free and open to the public. Participation in the student business exposition is limited
to current students and graduates from the classes of 2010 and 2011, who currently
own a business or are working on a startup.
Featured student speakers will include Daniel Gomez, founder of Solben Energy, and
Catherine Cook, founder of MyYearBook.com, both of whom are young entrepreneurs who
launched their companies while in school. Cook sold her company for $100 million at
the age of 20, and Gomez’s biofuel company earned more than $1 million in revenue
in its first year.
Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day at LSU is hosted by the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship
Institute, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, the Student Incubator Program at the LBTC
and Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization in conjunction with Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship
Registration for the student exposition and speaker series is available online at http://laentday.eventbrite.com/.
Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship week is being held Nov. 11–18, and will feature several
events and speakers focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship. More information
can be found at www.brewingupideas.com.
Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day is a series of events to give early and mid-stage entrepreneurs
tools to grow their businesses and create jobs in Louisiana, while situating Louisiana
in the global market. Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day is organized by members of Entrepreneurs
Organization, a global network of more than 8,000 business owners employing more than
1.5 million individuals in 42 countries.
The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellows, LSU Executive Education and Social Entrepreneurship to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. A generous donation by LSU alumni Emmet and Toni Stephenson made the continued development of the college’s entrepreneurship institute possible. For more information, visit www.bus.lsu.edu/sei or call 225-578-0313.
Posted on Monday, November 7, 2011