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Since 2011, business leaders and organizations have joined forces to offer a plethora of workshops, pitch competitions, and other resources to the growing entrepreneur community during Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. Organizers are already beginning to refine programming for next year.
Though it’s still in its first few years, the weeklong series of events, which happened Nov. 17-21 and was organized by multiple Baton Rouge area organizations, was one of the most successful yet, bringing several local and national business experts to help business owners and entrepreneurial hopefuls on their entrepreneurial journey.
“For BRAC’s Big Think, a full day of programming last Wednesday, we had 150 registrants with varied attendance throughout the day,” said Ansley Zehnder of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. It was the first time BRAC tried the day-long workshop-style business seminars and talks series.
“Based on the great feedback BRAC has received thus far from attendees and event sponsors alike, we’re planning to hold Big Think again next year, but will likely modify the number and length of time of events throughout the day–perhaps in favor of a more compressed timeframe,” Zehnder added.
BREW 2014 Pitch Night introduced multiple start-ups to investors who will help fund their company’s development.
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune was on the scene to capture some of the events and fundamental tips to help build a business. Take a look back at our BREW 2014 coverage:
- Is your business following the 6 M’s of marketing?
- MasteryPrep scores perfect win at BREW 2014 Pitch Night
- Baton Rouge Area Chamber names Companies to Watch
- 5 Components of a business plan
- BRAC economic outlook predicts record-breaking 17,400 new jobs in Baton Rouge area by 2016
- BRAC entrepreneurship and innovation report shows more than 27,000 businesses added to area over past 10 years