Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute 

Tigers Own the Entrepreneurial Mindset

The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) promotes and fosters entrepreneurial practices through co-curricular activities and outreach programs. The institute complements the work of the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems with innovative student projects, initiatives, and events. We seek to inspire, innovate, integrate, and implement new ways of thinking that positively impact students and the local, the state, and the national economies. 

The institute offers several programs and events that promote innovative approaches to identifying needs and solving problems through an entrepreneurial view of opportunity, recognition, and realization.

 

Space to Innovate

FLOATING ABOVE THE BEC ROTUNDA IS THE MARK AND JUDY WEAVER IDEATION LAB — A CREATIVE SPACE FOR STUDENTS RUNNING OR STARTING A BUSINESS WHILE AT LSU.

It is designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurship, venture development, mentorship, and engagement in the regional business community. In the lab, students can access innovative equipment, including a 3-D printer. 

 

Tigers are Up for the Challenge

Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute offers LSU students of any major opportunities to learn entrepreneurial concepts and put them to the test through real-world, innovative programming. Many thriving companies today were born in SEI. 

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J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge

Got a big idea? Pitch it for a chance to win a share of $25,000. This business plan competition is open to all LSU students operating businesses or developing ideas for a new venture. Three finalists are selected to pitch for a share of startup cash in the final round in this Shark Tank-style event.

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Startup LSU

During Startup LSU, participants have 54 hours to form teams and move from pitches and demonstrations to presentations, turning business ideas into reality. Students do not need a startup idea or any previous business experience to participate in this high-impact, innovative event. 

STARTUP LSU COMING Nov. 11-13

 

Community of Entrepreneurship 

SEI community engagement initiatives seek to help the Baton Rouge community start and grow businesses through innovative programs and instilling a passion for the entrepreneurial mindset. 

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Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

A six-week training program and follow-up consulting projects for local adult entrepreneurs, including visionaries with ideas, early-stage ventures, and growing businesses.

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Under the instruction of SDEIS faculty, a select group of high school students transforms into CEOs over the academic year. YEA classes meet in the Business Education Complex, exposing students to the entrepreneurial life at LSU. 

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Contact Us

Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute

3000 Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-0313
sei@lsu.edu 

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