The LSU 100 was created hosted by the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI).  SEI creates an environment for innovative growth and productivity for entrepreneurs in Louisiana that impacts the regional and national economies. As an intermediary for entrepreneurs, SEI connects and establishes relationships between the business community and entrepreneurship students. SEI also provides executive/entrepreneurship training and professional outreach opportunities.

Focus programs include:

Entrepreneurship Fellows Program Provides an intensive, high-quality entrepreneurship education to a select group of students at LSU. This three-semester-long program helps foster and retain needed talent in the region.

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)|

LSU 100 Important Dates

  • April 6: Nominations and Applications Open 
  • May 1: Nominations Close 
  • June 12: Applications Close 
  • October 23: 2015 LSU 100 
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