The LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU-owned or LSU-led businesses in the world. The LSU100 not only celebrates their success, it also provides a forum to pass lessons to the next generation of LSU entrepreneurs. More +
The LSU 100 was created by and is run by the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI), an integral part of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, seeks to inspire, innovate, integrate, and implement new ways of thinking, education, research, and outreach to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana, and the nation. This multi-disciplinary, university-wide institute promotes innovative approaches to identifying needs and solving problems through an entrepreneurial view of opportunity recognition and realization.
Focus programs include:
Entrepreneurship Fellows Program – Intended to help foster and retain needed talent in the region, this three-semester-long work/study program provides an intensive, high-quality entrepreneurship education to a select group of undergraduate students at LSU. Fellows are selected from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds across campus and are given the knowledge, skills, and contacts to make an immediate impact.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Informs, supports, and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunities through enterprise creation. With a diverse entrepreneurial community and global network, CEO provides student entrepreneurs with opportunities, events, chapter activities, and conferences to help them start businesses. LSU’s student chapter is one of CEO’s 240 international chapters.
Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series – Offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their experiences and insights with students, faculty, alumni, and the business community. The series highlights experiences, lessons learned, and unique issues and challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the creation of a new enterprise.
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities – Offers cutting edge training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post 9/11 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines with service-related disabilities. LSU is one of eight consortium universities in the country to offer this program.
Executive Education – Provides business acumen and leadership development training to mid- and executive-level professionals in business and industry that is delivered through open enrollment and custom programs. Several of the programs offered include the Executive Development program, the Rising Stars program, the Louisiana Economic Development Certification program, and Breakfast to Business events.
LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses – Celebrates the success of the 100 fastest growing business that are owned or operated by former LSU students. The annual, highly competitive program also recognizes the impact of LSU on the local, regional, and national economies.
Opportunities to be involved with SEI:
- Guest lecturer before entrepreneurship undergraduate/graduate classes or student organization
- Hire entrepreneurship students as interns or after graduation
- Invest in entrepreneurship education
- Mentor entrepreneurial-minded students
- Professional development and corporate learning opportunities offered through Executive Education
Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
3000 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-0313 (o) | 225-578-6603 (f)
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