BREW 2014 is a week-long series of events to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the Baton Rouge Area.  Entrepreneurs in the region and state are encouraged to come together to work, learn, play, teach, and show off. Registration is now open. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Monday (11/17/14)

Tues (11/18/14)

BRAC's Economic Outlook
BRAC will present a Capital Region economic outlook of the next one to three years
Location: City Club, Baton Rouge
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Contact Dorothy to register

What Big Brands Know: Simple, Powerful Strategies to Ignite Growth in Your Business
A one-time marketing executive at four billion-dollar brands, nationally recognized speaker Gerry O’ Brion talks big marketing for ALL businesses. Guests will learn simple, powerful strategies to increase sales and ignite word of mouth for their products and services, along with five critical steps to attracting more of their ideal customers
Location: L'Auberge Casino and Hotel, Baton Rouge - Grand Ballroom
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Hosted by: Manuel F. Valencia of The CONNECTIVE Agency
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Junior Achievement Pitch Event: A Youth Entrepreneurial Program & Competition
An innovative youth entrepreneurial program teaching high school students entrepreneurial skills
Location: LABI Office, 3113 Valley Creek Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Food: Lunch provided
Cost: Free - donations to support JA programs appreciated
Hosted by: Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge
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LSU's Annual 90-Second Student Pitch Competition
Students pitch their business ideas to local entrepreneurs and faculty judges. The top three contestants qualify for a chance to win an iPad Mini and other great prizes
Location: Business Residential Complex, Louisiana State University, Nicholson Extension, Classroom 1420, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by: LSU’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization and the LBTC Student Incubator
Contact Kenny Anderson for more information

Wed (11/19/14)

BRAC's Big Think
This event will showcase and celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship in the Capital Region. The day-long program, filled with a variety of activities, will culminate with an awards ceremony called Companies to Watch, modeled after the nationally recognized program by the Edward Lowe Foundation, through which stage-two companies from the nine-parish region will be honored
Location: Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Baton Rouge Area Chamber
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Companies to Watch
Big Think will conclude with a celebration and awards ceremony focusing on second-stage companies. One second-stage company from each of the nine parishes within the region will be recognized through the Edward Lowe Foundation Companies to Watch Award
Location: Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Baton Rouge Area Chamber
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BREW Pitch Night
Selected start-up companies will have two minutes to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of experts
Location: Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by: BREW Pitch Night Planning Committee
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Thurs (11/20/14)

The Positively Powerful Women’s Morning
A morning dedicated to inspiring the greatness within you. Three internationally experienced speakers will engage, educate, and energize you through the positive approach
Location: Lod Cook Alumni Center
Time: 8:00 a.m. to noon
Cost: Single ticket - $65, Table of 10 - $550, Student ticket - $25
Hosted by: Melinda Stallings

What To Do When the Bank Tells You No
A round table discussion featuring Chris Reid and David Cortez
Location: The Lyceum Ballroom, Baton Rouge
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Chris Reid

Fri (11/21/14)

LSU's Breakfast to Business: My Entrepreneurship Journey
Featuring Monique Breaux, Principal Designer with POSH Exclusive Interiors, William McGehee, Founder of Tin Roof Brewing Co., Caryn W. Roland, Owner of Heirloom Cuisine, LLC, and Kolby Tullier, Owner of Body Mechanics Training.
Location: LSU Business Education Complex, Room 1615
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Louisiana State University
Register online here >>