Venture Challenge 2022 | LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems

J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge

 

Do you have a big idea?

For the last decade the J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge has provided capital to help LSU students launch and grow startup businesses. This system-wide business plan competition is open to all on-campus LSU students and alumni (graduated within the last year) who are operating businesses or launching new ventures. 

2022 J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge Results

First place: Guise Medical LLC
Prize: $18,000
Student Founders: Zachary Connelly, Ross Rieger, and Evan Falgoust 
Guise Medical LLC's patented MED-Pal covers aim to alleviate the stress of needles at medical visits for kids.

Second place: Chckup
Prize: $10,000
Student Founders: Elliott Greenwood,  Colin Hebert '21, Matthew Ieyoub '21, and George Villaume '21 
Chckup reduces friction and increases customer conversions for appointment bookings through our two-sided platform for vet clinics and pet owners.

Third place: Vibrant Entertainment Group
Prize: $2,000
Student Founders: Hunter Juneau '21, Blake Ducoing, and Emily Rose
Vibrant provides start to finish event planning while ensuring a smooth-flowing, stress-free, and overall memorable event. 

Watch the 2022 J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge 

Competition Criteria:

  • Competitors are required to meet all submission deadlines and guidelines.  
  • Applicants must be current LSU-system students (undergraduate or graduate) or alumni who graduated within the last year.
  • Entries must be on-campus students (not LSU Online); alumni must have completed an on-campus degree program. 
  • Individual or team submissions are welcome.
  • Applicants cannot be part of multiple teams. 
  • Competitors must be present during the entire competition and the final presentation.  
  • LSU student(s) must represent at least 51% of company ownership. 
  • Ventures cannot exceed $150K in lifetime revenue and/or $250K in lifetime equity investment.  

Please contact Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) for more information. 

 

Previous Winners

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