LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute announces Venture Challenge Finalists

April 16, 2019

BATON ROUGE - Three LSU student businesses have been selected to present in a live pitch competition for a share of $25,000 in the ninth annual Venture Challenge April 23 at Tin Roof Brewery from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.  

Twenty-five student teams submitted business plans for the Venture Challenge’s first round. All projects were judged and scored by a panel of members in the entrepreneurial network.

The three finalists are:

  • Revibe - Revibe is a music streaming and sharing application that streamlines the listener experience and includes back end tools for emerging artists.
  • Suds - Suds is an application based wash/fold and dry cleaning service that allows users to schedule pick up, delivery and other options through their custom software.
  • TampeRX - TampeRX is a proprietary medical device setting out to solve multiple problems relating to secure medication procurement and dispensing.

On April 23, these three finalists will give a 10-minute investor pitch to both the panel of judges and a live audience. A 10-minute question and answer session follows each presentation with the group of judges made up of local business professionals and investors. The judges will determine how to divide $25,000 among the three winners based on their presentations. The maximum amount per team is $15,000 and the minimum is $1,000, finalists are guaranteed cash.

Past Venture Challenge successes include Mashball and Daniel Outdoors in 2015, United Ariel and Tonal Innovation in 2016 and Performance Mods in 2017. For more information, contact Kenny Anderson at the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute.

About 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 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 the SEI website or call 225-578-0313.


Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business