2019 BREW Event (November 12 - 15, 2019)

by NexusLA

Date and Time

Tuesday November 12th 2019
Starting @ 6:00 pm


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A NexusLa entrepreneurship extravaganza. Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week has always been referred to in shorthand as BREW, so we thought we might as well lean into it. And though we’ve changed how we say it, the spirit of BREW is still the same as it ever was — to gather entrepreneurs from the capital region and beyond to grow together in a collaborative, intimate environment. Under the leadership of the team at NexusLA, BREW is entering its sophomore year — with a much longer shared legacy spanning nearly ten years. Join us this November and help us grow our vision of what entrepreneurship in Baton Rouge should be. BREW began in 2011 as a celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since then, it has taken many forms, been managed by many people, all while continuing to grow. Now, in 2019, BREW is more focused than ever on providing a week full of programming specifically for entrepreneurs in the Capital Region. For the second year, the entire slate of BREW events is being managed by NexusLA, allowing for an expansion on the concepts, ideas, and spirit that was imbued onto the event in 2018. We hope you’ll join us this November. OPENING NIGHT: Tuesday, November 12 | 6-8 PM: BREW Opening Night will be celebrated at the edge of LSU campus at the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center, and will showcase innovators from around the region. BREW Opening Night is free and open to the public. STARTUP DAY: Wednesday, November 13 | 8 am - 4 pm: The next day, Wednesday, November 13, we’ll host BREW Startup Day. This hands-on workshop will be held at the Raising Cane’s River Center and will be for those just starting out. This smaller scale workshop will be limited seating and will provide a more intimate format than our main day, and will be action oriented, designed for startups to work closely with experienced entrepreneurs and experts to answer some of the hardest challenges of getting started. ENTREPRENEUR DAY: Thursday, November 14 | 9 am - 3:30 pm: Our main day, BREW Entrepreneur Day, is Thursday, November 14, to be held at the Raising Cane’s River Center. This day of keynotes, entrepreneurial panels, breakout sessions, and mentorship will be filled with excellent opportunities for peer learning and networking. Panelists will be comprised of successful local entrepreneurs, investors and VIP. Last year’s slate of panelists can be found on the 2018 page. HIGH-STAKES PITCH: Friday, November 15 | 5-8 pm: Rounding out BREW 2019 is our BREW High Stakes investment pitch, to be held at the Lyceum on 3rd street on Friday night, November 15. Watch as four startups vie for a $100,000 investment prize. They had to work to get there though – application deadline to apply to be a semi-finalist is September 23. Semi-finalists will pitch at a closed door pitch event at the end of October, after which the four finalists will be selected. Read more about the high-stakes pitch competition, including the rules and application process, here. (Information is at https://www.celebratebrew.com/highstakes-pitch)

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