StartupWeekend Returning to LSU

March 2, 2020


StartUp Weekend

BATON ROUGE - The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute organizes StartupWeekend Baton Rouge in pursuit of better experiential learning for LSU students and the local community. As the name suggests, StartupWeekend is a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday commitment to sharing ideas, discovering opportunities, and taking a step toward launching a business. This year, the event will start Friday, March 13, at Patrick F Taylor Hall and end Sunday, March 15.

Techstars Startup Weekends is a 54-hour event designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekend culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and can collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.

Registration and additional information are available at eventbrite. Tickets range from $25.00 for students to $45.00. Refreshments are included with registration. Tickets include six meals throughout the weekend; benefits and discounts from global partners; one-on-one time with mentors; a network of developers, designers and entrepreneurs; and internet and coffee.

About Techstars

Techstars supports new ventures, provides resources for entrepreneurs, and connects the community. For more visit

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.

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Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business