SEI and LSU Executive Education to Host BREW 2014 Events

11/05/2014 04:22 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, or SEI, and LSU Executive Education will host the Annual 90-second Student Pitch Competition and Breakfast to Business, respectively, during Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, or BREW. This year, BREW is scheduled Nov. 17 – 21.

SEI, along with the Louisiana Business and Technology Center Student Incubator and Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization at LSU, will host the Annual 90-second Student Pitch Competition Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. in room 1420 of the LSU Business Education Complex. The competition is open to all LSU students who are interested in pitching a business idea. The top three winners will be awarded prizes. Student registration is open until Monday, Nov. 17, and can be found at

SEI Interim Director and LSU Executive Education Director Robin Kistler said, “We are excited to once again be involved in BREW and are looking forward to all of the week’s events. The student pitch competition grows every year, and with coaching from the LSU Student Incubator our students will be more prepared than ever to impress the judges.”

On Friday, Nov. 21, LSU Executive Education will host an entrepreneurship focused Breakfast to Business event, featuring local entrepreneurs Monique Breaux of POSH Exclusive Interiors, William McGehee of Tin Roof Brewing Co., Caryn Roland of Heirloom Cuisine, and Kolby Tullier of Body Mechanics Training. The breakfast will be held in room 1420 of the LSU Business Education Complex from 7:30 – 9 a.m. Seating is limited, and prior registration is encouraged. Registration is $25 per person and can be found online at

“We enjoy the opportunity to engage local entrepreneurs and encourage them to share their secrets to success with the business community during our BREW Breakfast to Business event each year,” Kistler said. “Our panel this year represents diverse industries and will bring unique insight into the entrepreneurial journey.”

BREW 2014 is a week-long series of events to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the Baton Rouge area. The full schedule of events can be found online at

The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Fellows Program, LSU Executive Education, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, the LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses, 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.

Louisiana Innovation Month:
Developed by the Louisiana Innovation Council in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development, regional and local economic development agencies, and higher education institutions across the state, Louisiana Innovation Month is a celebration of business creativity and innovation for the entire State of Louisiana. Innovation Month provides the opportunity to coordinate efforts among these partners and position them as catalysts for the development of a more diverse knowledge-sector based economy. Follow the hashtag #LouisianaInnovation for more on innovation in the state.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014