Baton Rouge StartUp Weekend Coming to LSU

February 27, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Those with the creativity and determination to pursue entrepreneurship are encouraged to join like-minded innovators during Startup Weekend Baton Rouge to be held March 9-11 at the LSU Business Education Complex.

The 54-hour event is designed to bring developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketers, graphic designers and others together in the spirit of entrepreneurship. The gathering is sponsored by the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, part of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. The weekend is organized by Techstars and is open to anyone.
 
Turning business ideas into reality is at the core of Startup Weekend. Beginning Friday night with pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development and basic prototype creation, the weekend will culminate on Sunday night with demonstrations and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and can collaborate with others who possess an entrepreneurial spirit. All teams benefit from coaching provided by local entrepreneurs and other experts.
 
Registration and additional information is available at communities.techstars.com/usa/baton-rouge/events. Tickets range from $48.50 (early bird, ends March 1) to $68.50. LSU students should ask their professors or email franzlohrke@lsu.edu for a special discount code. Refreshments are included with registration.
 
About Techstars
Techstars supports new ventures, provides resources for entrepreneurs, and connects the community. For more visit techstars.com. 
 
About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems
The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change, and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. For more information, visit our home page
 
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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
225-578-7833