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You’re invited to the Final Round of the Venture Challenge competition, which will exhibit LSU’s brightest student entrepreneurs and provide $25,000 in seed capital to the growth of six student ventures.
On April 25, four student finalists will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $15,000 towards their entrepreneurial endeavors. All LSU Student Incubator companies are invited to display their businesses at the Startup Showcase, which concurs with the competition’s Final Round and grants you the opportunity to select your favorite startup! The Startup Showcase crowd favorite will be awarded $1,000 and the runner-up will receive $500. Directly after the final presentations, we will host an Awards Reception to grant six student-run businesses worth a total of $25,000!
Admission to the Final Round of the Venture Challenge is free, but guests must register in advance to attend. We will reserve event parking in the LSU Union Square Parking Garage (More details on parking will be available closer to the event date).
We'd like to thank our sponsors for making the Venture Challenge possible:
- Tiger Sponsor: Jones Walker
- Purple Sponsor: John Q. and Nancy H. Barnidge, Cox Communications
- Gold Sponsor: HitLights
- Stripes Sponsor: Red Six Media, L’auberge, Regions Bank, Lewco Specialty Products
Join us as we showcase LSU Student Startups and celebrate Entrepreneurship at LSU!
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LSU Student Incubator
The LSU Student Incubator assists students in developing their business idea into a functioning business prior to graduation. Located at the LSU Innovation Park, the Student Incubator provides shared work space and a collaborative business environment for new student ventures.