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    Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week: The schedule

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    Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week

    Monday, Nov. 17
    Creating Your Business Plan Workshop

    Location: Bon Carre Executive Conference Center, Baton Rouge
    Program: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Admission: $99 per person
    Host: SCORE Baton Rouge
    Registration: batonrougearea.score.org

    Tuesday, Nov. 18
    Baton Rouge Area Chamber Economic Outlook

    Location: City Club
    Program: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Admission: Free
    Host: Baton Rouge Area Chamber
    Registration: Email dorothy@brac.org

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Location: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard
    Program: 6 to 8 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Host: SCORE Baton Rouge

    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 products and services, along with five critical steps to attract ideal customers.
    Location: L’Auberge Casino and Hotel, Grand Ballroom
    Program: 7 to 8:30 a.m.
    Admission: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
    Host: Manuel Valencia of The Connective Agency
    Information & registration: tinyurl.com/n8dvz4p

    Junior Achievement Pitch Event: A Youth Entrepreneurial Program & Competition

    An innovative program teaching high school students entrepreneurial skills
    Location: Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, 3113 Valley Creek Drive
    Program: 9:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch provided
    Admission: Free, but donations to support JA programs are appreciated.
    Host: Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge
    Information & registration: jabatonrouge.com

    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: LSU Business Residential Complex, Nicholson Extension, Classroom 1420
    Program: Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Hosts: LSU’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization and the LBTC Student Incubator
    Information & registration: kande55@lsu.edu

    Wednesday, Nov. 19
    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.
    Location: Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
    Program: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Host: Baton Rouge Area Chamber
    Information & registration: bracbigthink.com

    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
    Program: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Host: Baton Rouge Area Chamber
    Information & registration: bracbigthink.com

    BREW Pitch Night

    Selected startup companies will have two minutes to pitch their innovative ideas to a panel of experts.
    Location: Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
    Program: 7 p.m.
    Host: BREW Pitch Night Planning Committee
    Information & registration: brewpitchnight.com

    Thursday, Nov. 20
    The Positively Powerful Women’s Morning

    A morning dedicated to inspiring the greatness within women. Three internationally experienced speakers will engage, educate, and energize you through a positive approach.
    Location: Lod Cook Alumni Center, LSU
    Program: 8 a.m. to noon
    Admission: $25 per student; $65 per person; $550 for a table of 10
    Host: Melinda Stallings
    Information & registration: celebratebrew.com

    What to Do When the Bank Tells You No

    A roundtable discussion featuring Chris Reid and David Cortez.
    Location: The Lyceum Ballroom
    Program: 3 to 5 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Host: Chris Reid

    Successful Media for the Entrepreneur

    Location: East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard
    Program: 6 to 8 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Host: SCORE Baton Rouge

    Friday, Nov. 21
    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 Roland, owner of Heirloom Cuisine; and Kolby Tullier, owner of Body Mechanics Training.
    Location: LSU Business Education Complex, Room 1615
    Program: 7:30 to 9 a.m.
    Host: LSU
    Information & registration: tinyurl.com/k8zhcon

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