Co-Curricular and Community Activities
Co-curricular and community activities can supplement instruction or provide a taste of entrepreneurship education. Some events are open to local startups and aspiring entrepreneurs. While the college is not directly involved with the planning of all of these programs, they are supported by the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems. For the latest information, please follow the program-specific links.
Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW)
BREW celebrates entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and creativity in the Capital Region.
This meeting of the minds plays host to educational and networking sessions. This
event is open to the community; there is a small fee to participate. This event typically
takes place in November. No 2020 dates have been announced.
Learn more at the BREW site.
Baton Rouge Startup Weekend
Turning business ideas into reality is at the core of Baton Rouge Startup Weekend. Participants are given 54-hours to form teams and move from pitches and demonstrations to presentations. Sponsored by the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems and the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, the event is open to the community. There is a fee to participate, discounts are often available for LSU students.
2019 Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Study Trip to Seattle
Join a group of entrepreneurial minded students and faculty, May 13-17, 2019 on the Seattle Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Study Trip. This trip is available to entrepreneurship paired degree students and Entrepreneurship Fellows. Extra seating may be available to students minoring in Entrepreneurship based on faculty recommendations. Sponsors for the trip are the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems. The purpose of the trip is to explore a variety of business entities in the Seattle area: venture capital and incubator groups, startups which have grown to medium sized companies, and startups that are among the world’s largest companies. Students will have an opportunity to tour facilities, meet with company representatives, and learn about the growth, culture and personnel in these organizations. Registration will open soon.
To grow the stream of talented entrepreneurs willing to start businesses or innovate
within existing organizations, the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information
Systems offers the Entrepreneurship Fellows program. This year-long program fosters
entrepreneurial-minded students by providing an intensive, high-quality educational
experience to a select cohort of undergraduate and graduate students at LSU. This
program is not limited to business students. Applications are generally posted in
September or October.
Read more about the Entrepreneurship Fellows program.
LSU Innovation Corps (LSU I-Corps)
LSU I-Corps is a six-week training program that teaches entrepreneurial principles
as students move innovations to market. Any LSU student may apply for this free program.
Learn more about LSU I-Corps.
LSU Student Incubator Venture Challenge
The annual LSU Student Incubator Venture Challenge showcases LSU’s brightest student
entrepreneurs and provide their businesses with access to the capital and resources
needed to achieve long-term success. The Venture Challenge supports new, independent
student ventures in the early growth stage. All LSU students are encouraged to become
a member of the LSU Student Incubator.
For requirements and additional information, visit the LSU Student Incubator Venture Challenge page.
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Baton Rouge (YEA BR)
YEA BR transforms high school students into confident entrepreneurs. Over the 30-week program and under the instruction of LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty, select students generate business ideas, write business plans, pitch to an investor panel, and launch companies. There is a fee associated with this program for high schoolers in the Baton Rouge area.
The YEA BR website includes program details and an application. Applications for fall 2018 will be accepted through August 31.