04/05/2013 03:00 PM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, or SEI, will take part in Wounded Warrior Weekend, which will be held April 10-14.
Specifically, SEI will conduct a session to acquaint veterans with the fundamentals
of starting their own businesses. Titled Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, the SEI session
will be held Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the National WWII Museum.
According to LSU Executive Education Director Robin Kistler, the five-day event will
see local business and civic leaders focus on filling jobs and creating new business
opportunities for returning veterans in the coming weeks as they show appreciation
to a group of 10 wounded warriors injured during the war against global terrorism.
“There will be multiple events during which community organizations and businesses
will mentor veterans – workshops, networking events and a job fair in particular,”
Kistler said. “We are participating in this as a member of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
for Veterans with Disabilities consortium that we have been a part of since 2010.”
In addition to the Hiring Our Heroes jobs fair and entrepreneurial bootcamp, the wounded
warriors will be feted at a series of events co-hosted by New Orleans’ most successful
corporations and leaders. Included among the sponsors are the LSU E. J. Ourso College
of Business; Herman Miller; Humana; Aaron Dirks Limousine Livery; USMC Wounded Warrior
Regiment; Camp LeJeune, N.C.; National WWII Museum; U.S. National Chamber of Commerce;
New Orleans City Chamber of Commerce; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; University
of New Orleans; New Orleans Steamship Company; New Orleans Hornets; The Blackhawk
Flight Foundation; Ebbert & Associates; John Besh Restaurants; Superior Energy; Capital
One Bank; The City of New Orleans, La.; Global Hunter Securities; Blanchard Co.; and
For more information about the Hiring Our Heroes job fair visit the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Hiring Our Heroes website by visiting http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/neworleans-la0.
For more information about the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp in New Orleans visit the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at http://apps.whitman.syr.edu/ebv/.
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013