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BREW 2015 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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Pre-BREW 2015 Events


10th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit
Center for Planning Excellence will host the 2015 Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, the Southeast’s premier event promoting innovative planning and models for creating healthier, more resilient communities. World-renowned experts and visionaries will discuss safer streets, transportation options, the real estate market and development trends along with policymaking and leadership.

Location: Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts
Date: November 3-4, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $150 for full conference registration, with day options, reduced costs for students and professors, and scholarships available
Hosted by: Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX)
Register and learn more here >>

Monday (11/16/15)


Tuesday (11/17/15)


Small Business Workshop with Ameen Walker
Ameen Walker, CEO of First Financial of Baton Rouge, will lead an Operations Workshop for small businesses. His goal is to help small business owners use their time and resources efficiently to increase profitability. Walker is a business consultant who works with both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies designing and implementing systems and controls to manage everyday problems.

Location: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: First Financial of Baton Rouge
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Mini-BREW@BRCC
BRCC, with the student group KBD, will host a “Simple Steps to Starting A Business” for current BRCC students and Alumni, presented in conjunction with SCORE. This will be 2 hour event with a presentation by Bob Breaux of SCORE, to be followed by a Q&A session. Local high school students may attend.

Location: BRCC Mid-City Campus, The Louisiana Board Room in the Louisiana Building
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: There is no cost, but this event is only available to students
Hosted by: BRCC Business Department and KBD, in partnership with SCORE
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Wednesday (11/18/15)


SGI Cares' Social Innovation Pitch Competition
SGI Cares will host a Social Innovation Pitch Competition where businesses, nonprofits and individuals will present creative solutions to societal challenges. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the concept of social innovation and exchange change-making ideas.

Location: Solid Ground Innovations, 4242 Government Street
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: Solid Ground Innovations (SGI)
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Thursday (11/19/15)


Mini-BREW@BRCC
BRCC, with the student group KBD, will host a “Entrepreneurship Round Table” for current BRCC students and Alumni. This will be 2 hour event with participant members (local entrepreneurs in the GBR and Mid-City region) providing a brief bio, and a presentation of a problem or barrier to being a successful entrepreneur. There will be a Q&A session on the back end for audience members.

Location: BRCC Mid-City Campus, The Louisiana Board Room in the Louisiana Building
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: There is no cost, but this event is only available to students
Hosted by: BRCC Business Department and KBD
Register coming soon >>

Friday (11/20/15)


MetroMorphosis' Failure Fest
Creating a space for entrepreneurs to talk openly about their failures has become a trend around the country. Failure Fest, a concept that emerged from the 2014 MetroMorphosis Social Innovation Summit, will provide an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to learn from failed projects and to increase risk-taking by reducing the stigma around failure.

Location: East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by: MetroMorphosis
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Saturday (11/21/15)


Sunday (11/22/15)