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BREW 2016 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. Seating is limited for all events, so pre-registration is encouraged. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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BREWing Excitement: Pre-BREW events


September Pitch BR

Three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative product or service in front of a live audience for a chance at the grand prize: a once-in-a-lifetime chance for career-defining success.

Location: The Office
When: (Thursday) September 29, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Pitch BR
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BRAC’s Monthly Lunch: The Business of Investing: Angel Capital in Louisiana

Featuring Mike Eckert of NO/LA Angel Network and Louis Freeman of Innovation Catalyst

Location: EBR Main Library at Goodwood | 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
When: (Tuesday) October 4, 2016
Time: 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 for BRAC Investors; $30 for non-investors
Hosted by: BRAC
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October She Geauxs

Pre-Conference Networking Session

Location: Blend | 304 Laurel St, Baton Rouge, LA
When: (Wednesday) October 12, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
Hosted by: She Geauxs
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Innovation & Commercialization Workshop

The LSU Office of Innovation and Technology Commercialization has partnered with the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office to put together an all-day workshop on innovation and commercialization featuring speakers from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The event is for any small businesses and entrepreneurs in Louisiana to learn more about patents, trademarks, and other innovation/commercialization resources.

Location: Lod & Carole Cook Conference Center at LSU | 3838 West Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge, LA
When: (Tuesday) November 1, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: LSU Office of Innovation and Technology Commercialization
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Friday - Sunday (11/11/16 - 11/13/16)


Startup Weekend Baton Rouge

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together Baton Rouge designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things.

Location: Teach for America Building | 501 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA
When: (Friday – Sunday) November 11 – 13, 2016
Cost: $69
Hosted by: LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
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Monday (11/14/16)


Opening Night BREW

Join us as we kick off BREW with a showcase of the innovative products and services emerging from the Baton Rouge area.

Location: Louisiana Emerging Technology Center | 340 Parker Blvd. on LSU Campus
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: LSU Innovation & Technology Commercialization
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Tuesday (11/15/16)


Mini-BREW@BRCC presents SCORE’s Simple Steps

To introduce and educate potential new business owners on the beginning steps of starting a business.

Location: BRCC
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to BRCC students only
Hosted by: BRCC Business Department
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Big Think

Featuring Jeff Cherry of Conscious Venture Lab, an early stage business accelerator with the goal of developing companies and leaders who embrace capitalism as a powerful catalyst for social good.

Location: LSU - The Cook Hotel & Conference Center
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 - Investors; $45.00 - Non Investors
Hosted by: BRAC
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LSU 100 Networking

Invitation only event for current and past winners of LSU Top 100 award.

Location: LSU Business Education Center Rotunda
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: By invitation only
Hosted by: LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
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Food, Booze, and Innovation @Curbside

ThreeSixtyEight and the newly opened Curbside burger team are hosting a panel of four awesome local food entrepreneurs + experts to discuss their stories around food, current projects, and visions of future food innovation in Baton Rouge. Speaker lineup includes Franz Borghardt of Geaux Rouge as your host along with a notable panel that features Alex Barbosa of Barbosa's BBQ, Ryan Grizzaffi of The Cajun Spoon, Chase Lyons founder of City Pork and CML Consulting, and Matt Sigur of The Advocate. Come enjoy great food/booze, learn about the great food innovations our city has to offer, and relax with friends outside on a beautiful night at the new Curbside in Mid-city!

Location: Curbside Mid City | 4158 Government Street
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: ThreeSixtyEight and Curbside
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Who Needs A Patent?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a Q&A session for entrepreneurs and others regarding patents and the patent process on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Southern University Law Center (SULC). Attendees can ask specific questions about their concerns or experiences directly to USPTO personnel.

Location: SULC Chancellor’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, A. A. Lenoir Hall
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Southern University Law Center
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Wednesday (11/16/16)


She Geauxs

Bringing together professional women of Baton Rouge to create a community of support and encouragement that is dedicated to the advancement of all women. This full-day event will feature in-depth breakout sessions, inspiring general sessions, and thought-provoking panel discussions to provide tools, resources, and networking opportunities as we empower women of all professional and personal paths on their journeys inward, outward, and onward.

Location: Lod Cook
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 - LSU students; $100 - LSU facutly and staff; $125 - general admission
Hosted by: LSU College of Human Sciences & Education and Dima Ghawi
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1 Million Cups

An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Baton Rouge. The coffee is highly encouraged.

Location: Main Library | 7711 Goodwood Blvd
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: 1 Million Cups
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LBTC Celebration of Innovation

Annual celebration of the innovation emerging from the Louisiana Business and Technology Center.

Location: L'Auberge
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: LBTC
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Junior Achievement with AAF-BR present THE BIG PITCH

With the help of local businesses and entrepreneurs, seven high schools have put together comprehensive business and marketing plans for products and services of their own creation. This pitch event is the culmination of three months of preparation that teaches high students the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. Please join us as these future entrepreneurs present their ideas to the audience and panel of judges for a chance to win the 2016 Junior Achievement Student Pitch Competition Title and compete at the statewide competition.

Location: BRCC Magnolia Theater
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge/Jennifer Scripps
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Millennials and the Economy
The La. Small Business Development Center will host an informative seminar on exploring the way Millennals spend, save and make use of their earing dollars. The seminar is designed to equip existing and future entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to capture one of the largest generations in our global economy. Speaker: Millennial Marketing Specialist, Tobias Willhelm.

Location: Bluebonnet Library | 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Louisiana Small Business Development Center
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Failure Fest

FailureFest is here to provide a space for entrepreneurs and community members to talk openly about their failures. Together, we're creating the opportunity to share and learn from the failures of each other and what resulted from overcoming these events. FailureFest features a panel of local entrepreneurs and community leaders sharing their stories of failure and what they have learned from those experiences. Open dialogue is encouraged throughout the event.

Location: Baton Rouge Community College - The Magnolia Theatre
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free - registration required
Hosted by: dezinsINTERACTIVE
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Thursday (11/17/16)


Economic Outlook

An annual forecast of the regional economy.

Location: Ruffino’s at De La Ronde Hall
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public, but space is limited
Hosted by: BRAC
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Mini-BREW @ BRCC presents Access to Capital

A panel discussion with local business stakeholders on the condition of, and the access to, capital in the Baton Rouge region for small business owners and start-up projects.

Location: BRCC
Time: 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to BRCC students only
Hosted by: BRCC Business Department
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Pitch Night

Join us for this entertaining look at the best up and coming ideas in the Capital Area. Innovation Catalyst, a Baton Rouge venture organization, will help choose the best pitch and advance this winner to a private due-diligence phase, where they have a chance to receive up to $250,000 in investment from the Catalyst Fund.

Location: Pelican House | 2572 Citiplace Ct, Baton Rouge, LA
Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., event starts at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Pitch BR
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Friday (11/18/16)


Am I An Entrepreneur?

Do you work from home on your own schedule, doing what you love? Do you find yourself wishing you could do this? If you said yes to either of these, let’s chat because you ARE an entrepreneur! Join us for a lively panel discussion about unconventional paths to pursuing your passion, minimizing risk, and turning a profit in home-based businesses. Network with those who have made it work and others who aspire to get there. Oh, and for those of you who are 21+ the beer is on us. After all, it is BREW @ Tin Roof!

Location: Tin Roof Brewing | 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, thanks to EO Louisiana
Hosted by: EO Louisiana in partnership with TEDxLSU
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How To Stand Out In Business

You may may be doing everything right, but if you don’t stand out from the competition, you lose. And that’s what we’re talking about with entrepreneur and author Winnie Hart. Join us for a keynote session with Winnie, founder of TwinEngine, creator of The One-Page Marketing Plan, and author of Stand Out – Mastering The 8 Fundamentals of Standing Out in Business. With 25+ years of marketing experience and 125+ industry awards, Winnie helps companies translate traditional marketing channels into forward-thinking solutions. Every business--established or start up--has a distinct advantage that, when discovered, provides just the inspiration and momentum needed to make a huge leap forward in performance and profitability. In this session designed specifically for BREW, Winnie will offer a new perspective and structured approaches to mastering how to stand out, be remembered, and become the preferred choice of customers and prospects.

Location: Tin Roof Brewing | 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge
Time: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, thanks to EO Louisiana
Hosted by: EO Louisiana in partnership with TEDxLSU
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How Do They Do It?

Author and founder of TwinEngine Winnie Hart facilitates a panel discussion with some of our favorite local entrepreneurs to explore the question on everyone’s mind: “how do they do it?” We’re talking about how to maximize opportunities, get noticed in competitive landscapes, bring the big ideas to fruition, and turn leads into customers. From successes and failures to opportunities and challenges, we’re dissecting all aspects of what it takes to stand out in a crowded world. It’s a not-to-be-missed discussion complete with a cold pints on us for those of you who are 21+.

Location: Tin Roof Brewing | 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge
Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Cost: Free, thanks to EO Louisiana
Hosted by: EO Louisiana in partnership with TEDxLSU
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BREW & BREWS: HAPPY HOUR

It’s been an incredible week of innovation and creativity, so let’s CELEBRATE BREW with a proper happy hour in Baton Rouge’s own brewery! Make connections with successful and aspiring entrepreneurs and if you’re 21+, enjoy a beer or two on us.

Location: Tin Roof Brewing | 1624 Wyoming St., Baton Rouge
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, thanks to EO Louisiana
Hosted by: EO Louisiana in partnership with TEDxLSU
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