Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs Supports Local Business Community

June 04, 2024

a group of bootcamp participants stand outside the Business Education Complex at LSU, they are wearing purple polos and jeans

Graduates of the Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs 

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) will hold the 2024 Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs on six consecutive Saturdays from July 20 – August 24 at the LSU Business Education Complex.

The program helps small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs through intensive educational sessions taught by LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty. These lessons are augmented by input from subject matter experts and thriving local entrepreneurs. Topics range from developing a viable business concept and understanding target markets to designing a profit model, setting up operations properly, marketing your venture, and understanding fundamental financial analysis.

In addition to training sessions, participants will receive all instructional materials, including session presentations and “80 Steps to Sustainable Success: The UPBI Handbook on Building a Business” by Michael Morris.

Participation in the program is $375, and partial scholarships ($250) are available to qualified applicants. Registration is open through June 28 unless the program reaches capacity before that time. For more information and to register, visit Contact Fahimeh Abbasi, SEI director, with questions at

The Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is made possible by several partnerships, including the City of Baton Rouge, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, NexusLA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, and Louisiana Small Business Development Center.

About the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute

The mission of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is to promote and foster entrepreneurial practices through education, outreach, and research. An integral part of LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business, the SEI utilizes its various programs and other means to address entrepreneurial challenges and positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana, and the nation. A generous donation by LSU alumni Emmet and the late Toni Stephenson made the continued development of the college's entrepreneurship institute possible.