Yes, you may nominate yourself and your organization for the LSU100.
Yes. Previous LSU100 honorees will be automatically nominated, but all companies must complete the application process every year. To minimize the time spent reapplying each year the online application site allows companies to create a user account and save previously submitted information.
We encourage all companies to apply every year, regardless of annual performance. LSU and P&N recognize growth can become more challenging as companies increase in size.
If you know of a LSU graduate owned or LSU graduate led business that may meet the criteria, do not hesitate to complete the nomination form. LSU will send the nominees an email and then can determine whether or not the criteria is met.
Visit lsu100.com to complete the nomination form during the nomination period of Feb 1st through May 31st.
A Primary Tiger Leader is any LSU graduate who meets one or more of the following criteria:
For each applicant, P&N will calculate the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue for the time frame being measured. After compiling the calculations, the companies will be listed by percentage of growth rate from the highest to the lowest. The 100 fastest growing companies will be named to the LSU 100. To read more about “Compounded Annual Growth Rate”, click here.
Growth Calculation Example: A company that has the following:
Year 1 of 3 years being considered = $1000 in revenue
Year 2 of 3 years being considered = $2000 in revenue
Year 3 of 3 years being considered = $1900 in revenue
would have a compounded annual growth rate of 37.84%
To calculate the CAGR :
P&N bases growth calculations on net revenue for a set time frame each year. Net revenue is meant to be net sales or sales minus returns. For a professional services business it would be gross revenues minus any write-downs or discounts.
If a company is owned in exactly equal percentages by more than one LSU graduate each of those owners should be listed. In all other situations the most senior leader or majority owner who is an LSU graduate should be the one listed and this person will be the individual announced as the Tiger leader for the company during the LSU100 gala.
Most senior management consists of the highest ranked positions within the company’s organizational structure (for example: chief officers, owner, founder, president, managing partner, etc.).
Yes, for the primary Tiger leader/owner please list all degrees completed at LSU.
Please see the chart below as the names of colleges may have changed throughout the years.
CURRENT NAME : College of Art & Design (Previously named College of Design; School of Environmental Design)
CURRENT NAME: E. J. Ourso College of Business (Previously named College of Business Administration)
CURRENT NAME: College of Human Sciences & Education (Previously named College of Education; College of Humanities & Social Sciences)
CURRENT NAME: College of Arts & Sciences (Previously named Manship School of Mass Communication; School of Journalism)
CURRENT NAME: College of Science (Previously named College of Basic Sciences; College of Chemistry & Physics)
CURRENT NAME: College of Music & Dramatic Arts (Previously named School of Music)
CURRENT NAME: Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Previously named Hebert Law Center)
CURRENT NAME: School of Medicine; School of Allied Health Professions
CURRENT NAME: School of Veterinary Medicine
If you are a prior year applicant, please email [email protected] to obtain your username. Please follow the instructions below to reset your password.
*Remember the username is not your full email address, the password is case sensitive, and the reset password email may be in the spam folder. For any other account inquiries, please contact Jacques Stafford at [email protected]
One of the following three forms is required for the application:
Financial statements should be submitted in a PDF format or hard copy.
If the company is a previous honoree and revenues for each of the two most recently submitted years have been restated, the company should submit documentation supporting restated revenue amounts for prior years.
If the company is a previous honoree and previously submitted revenues have changed as a result of changes in accounting methods, the company should submit documentation supporting restated revenue amounts for prior periods.
No, you can submit the forms either by (1) email to [email protected] (2) mail to Postlethwaite & Netterville LSU100, 8550 United Plaza Blvd. Suite 1001, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (3) fax to 225‐922‐4611, attn: LSU100.
The LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Tiger-owned or Tiger-led businesses in the world. In addition to celebrating the companies’ success, the LSU 100 provides a forum to pass lessons on to the next generation of Tiger entrepreneurs.
The application form is fairly simple. Nominees provide answers to several questions related to the criteria, check several boxes, and attach documentation to verify revenues. Confidential applications are sent directly to Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N). For more information on P&N, please visit http://www.pncpa.com.
Honorees are typically notified in late August, with the alphabetical list being released to the public shortly thereafter.
LSU personally notifies each LSU100 honoree of their award and at that time invites them to the LSU100 Gala and Company Rank Countdown. Each company will be individually recognized at the honoree gala.
The LSU100 is a tremendous experience to celebrate honoree’s success. All honorees are encouraged to make every effort to attend the LSU100 Gala. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to send a colleague, board member, or company representative; however, attendance at the LSU100 Gala is not required.
Black Tie Optional – Men (Suit or Tuxedo); Women (Cocktail Dress or Evening Gown)
LSU will publish the list of the LSU100 companies being honored. The list may include name and location of the company, city/state, name(s) of the primary Tiger-leader(s), rank and year founded. P&N receives the confidential revenue information and this information will not be shared, published or otherwise released. There are other possible opportunities for your name/company to be featured in articles and news releases. Revenue information is never released. Tiger Leader contact information may be shared with the LSU entities, institutes, departments or divisions that are LSU100 partners or sponsors.
P&N is the independent accounting firm for the LSU 100. Nominees send their financial information directly to P&N and they tabulate the results. After all confidential applications are processed, P&N provides the ranked list based on the percentage of growth of the 100 companies to LSU.
The LSU 100 list of honorees will be publicized on this website, LSU media/press releases/newsletters, and possibly by other outlets. There are opportunities for feature articles in other publications. Confidential revenue information will not be published. The only statistical information that will be released will be the rank. Honorees may also be interviewed for news articles. During the application process honorees may be asked to consent to media release allowing for their name and location of the company, name(s) of the Tiger-leader(s), and year founded to be published and for photography/videography at the LSU100 events. Tiger Leader contact information may be shared with the LSU entities, institutes, departments or divisions that are LSU100 partners or sponsors.
All confidential information will be submitted directly to P&N and will not be released to LSU, an LSU affiliate, or anyone else.