Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week to Kick Off with a Conversation with LSU 100 Honorees

11/07/2012 02:44 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute will welcome back honorees of the LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses to the LSU campus on Nov. 12, for the kickoff of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, or BREW.

The event, “A Conversation with Honorees of the LSU 100,” will be held in the auditorium of the Business Education Complex with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the event beginning at 6 p.m. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will follow.

A panel of LSU 100 honorees will facilitate an open discussion on entrepreneurship. Panel members include Brandon Landry of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, Shawn Usher of Sparkhound, Brian Rodriguez of Gatorworks, and Will Boudreaux of Netchex.

“It is very fitting that our LSU 100 honorees will be kicking off BREW this year,” said SEI Associate Director Jarett Rodriguez. “All of them have spearheaded successful businesses and the opportunity to get them together with the Baton Rouge entrepreneurial community is sure to be a fun evening.”

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is strongly recommended. Registration can be found on the BREW 2012 website, BREW is a week-long event, Nov. 11-17, celebrating entrepreneurship in the city of Baton Rouge.

The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, LSU Executive Education, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities and the Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. For more information, visit or call 225-578-0313.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012