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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. Sign up to receive updates and information about BREW 2013 here.

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Monday (11/17/14)


Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
Learn and review the basics of what is necessary to start your own business
Location: EBRP Fairwood Branch Library, Baton Rouge
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: Free admission
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Hosted by: SCORE Baton Rouge and Louisiana Economic Development (LED)

Tues (11/18/14)


LSU's Annual 90-Second Student Pitch Competition
Location: Business Residential Complex Louisiana State University Nicholson Extension Classroom 1420 Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm
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Hosted by: LSU’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization and the LBTC Student Incubator
Brief Description of the Event: 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.

SpringboardBR Presents
A luncheon, provided by Stroube's, featuring Baton Rouge native, Dr. Paul Q. Judge, serial entrepreneur, Georgia Corporate CIO of the Year, and holder of 30 patent and patent-pending computer security technologies
Location: Kress Gallery at Third & Main, Baton Rouge
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm networking, 12:00pm – 1:00pm lunch and speaker
Cost: $25 admission
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Hosted by: Springboard BR

The Entrepreneurial Spirit
A part of the CPEX Summit featuring Kevin Byrne, University Financing Foundation
Location: Hartley Vey Studio; Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge
Time: 4:35 pm
Cost: $75 (includes cost for two-day event)
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Hosted by: Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX)

Second Annual LSU Elevator Pitch Competition
Ninety-second elevator pitch featuring LSU students to win a 1 year free membership to the LSU Student Incubator and more
Location: LSU Business Education Complex Auditorium, Baton Rouge
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Free admission
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Hosted by: LSU Student Incubator and the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute

Second Annual LSU Entrepreneur Panel Discussion
What today’s top entrepreneurs have to say about the challenges and opportunities they face in the business world and in business ownership featuring a panel of past honorees of the LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses
Location: LSU Business Education Complex Auditorium, Baton Rouge
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: Free admission
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Hosted by: LSU Student Incubator and the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute

IGDA Baton Rouge Sponsored by Louisiana Technology Park
Featuring Bruno Matzdorf, developer relations manager for Sony Computer Entertainment of America, for a panel discussion on the future opportunities for development on PlayStation platforms
Location: Les Bon Temps Bar and Grill
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Free admission
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Sponsored by: Louisiana Technology Park
Hosted by: International Game Developers Association Baton Rouge

BREW Food and Drink Specials at Happy's and Schlitz & Giggles
Bring your BREW ticket to receive discounts and two for one specials
Location: Happy's and Schlitz & Giggles, Baton Rouge
Time: 5:00pm until close

Wed (11/19/14)


Women’s Business Leaders Breakfast
This year’s event will bring together executive, emerging and entrepreneurial leaders for an interactive conversation on company culture and leadership
Location: Hilton Capitol Center, Riverview Room, Downtown Baton Rouge
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Food: Breakfast provided
Cost: $40 admission
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Hosted by: Excelerant

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Small Business Seminar – “Your Leadership Style”
Discover your personal leadership style, how it impacts the performance of your company, and how to adjust your style to elicit the highest commitment from your employees
Location: Hilton Capitol Center, Downtown Baton Rouge
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Cost: Free admission
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Hosted by: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Junior Achievement Student Pitch Competition
An innovative youth entrepreneurial program teaching high school students entrepreneurial skills
Location: Hilton Capitol Center, Downtown Baton Rouge
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Food: Lunch provided
Cost: Free admission
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Hosted by: Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge

BRAC Entrepreneurship Lunch
A part of BRAC’s Monthly Investor Luncheon series featuring Scott Murphy from Advantage Capital Partners
Location: Hilton Capitol Center, Riverview Room, Downtown Baton Rouge
Time: 11:30am – 12:00pm networking, 12:00pm – 1:00pm lunch
Food: Lunch provided
Cost: $25 for BRAC investors or $35 for non-investors (includes lunch)
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Sponsored by: Humana and Latter & Blum
Hosted by: Baton Rouge Area Chamber

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Small Business Seminar – “Idea or Opportunity?”
Identify sources of innovation that may serve as the catalyst for idea generation – the first step in the growth process
Location: Hilton Capitol Center, Downtown Baton Rouge
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Free admission
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Hosted by: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Food Truck Wround Up
These creative food and culinary entrepreneurs are helping to put the Baton Rouge Area on the map when it comes to the national food truck industry
Location: Downtown Baton Rouge
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
More information: Contact John Snow at john@tacodepaco.com or visit BR Wroundup Facebook here.

SeNSE High-Stakes Pitch Night
SeNSE High-Stakes Pitch Night, similar to ABC’s Shark Tank, features four panelists who will judge four start ups on their business ideas. Last year over $400,000 was pledged to companies. 2013 will feature a crowd investment in which attendees will be given a chip to invest in their favorite company. Crowd investment will be matched by SeNSE.
Location: Hilton Capitol Center, Downtown Baton Rouge
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
Cost: $20 admission
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More information: Contact Christi Domingue-Rangel at (225) 247-9974 or senselouisiana@gmail.com
Hosted by: SeNSE

Pitch Night Social
A social to celebrate entrepreneurship
Location: The Roux House, Baton Rouge
Time: 10:00 pm
Cost: Free admission; cash bar

Thurs (11/20/14)


The Positively Powerful Women’s Morning
A positively powerful morning dedicated to inspiring the greatness within you. Join our 3 internationally experienced speakers as they engage, educate and energize you through the positive approach
Location: Lod Cook Alumni Center
Time: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Hosted by: Melinda Stallings

Startup Weekend Social
Catch up with old friends, share what you're working on, and meet newcomers
Location: Radio Bar, Baton Rouge
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Free admission
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BREW Food and Drink Specials at Happy's and Schlitz & Giggles
Bring your BREW ticket to receive discounts and two for one specials
Location: Happy's and Schlitz & Giggles, Baton Rouge
Time: 5:00pm until close

Fri (11/21/14)


Creative Louisiana
Featuring Jason Boyle, actor, writer, and director based in Baton Rouge
Location: Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge
Time: 8:30am coffee, 9:00am – 10:00am presentation
Cost: Free admission
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