Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week • May 7-9, 2024

Baton Rouge
Entrepreneurship Week

May 7-9, 2024

What to Expect

Now, in its 13th year, Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) is claiming a spot on your calendar for a celebration of innovation. BREW is more than just an event; it’s a vibrant, multi-day experience designed for entrepreneurs, innovators, and anyone eager to shape our community. Festivities kickoff on Tuesday, May 7 at Mid City Tower and culminate with a $100,000 investment prize at a high stakes pitch competition on May 9.

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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 7

Start Up

Let’s get it started! Immerse yourself in the excitement of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) ‘24, as we kick off with a day focused on sparking creativity and ideation. Engage in outta sight workshops designed to help you generate innovative business ideas. Gain inspiration from accomplished entrepreneurs who have successfully launched their ventures. Speakers and sessions to be announced soon.

Wednesday, May 8

Scale Up

So nice we had to do it twice! Tune into the rhythm of success as we explore advanced strategies for expanding your venture, hitting those high notes in high-growth startups, and navigating the day-to-day operations. Get down with insights from seasoned professionals who've mastered their move up and finally got a piece of the pie. Speakers and sessions to be announced soon.

Thursday, May 9

High Stakes

Don't miss this highly anticipated culminating event! Be part of the excitement as three rising entrepreneurs compete live for a chance to win a substantial investment prize, all with the energy of the audience cheering them on. Cap off the evening at our close out event, where the beats, lights, and vibrant atmosphere will make for a celebration you won't forget.


Succeeding in entrepreneurship is more than just having a brilliant idea; it's about mastering the moves of execution, adaptation, and unwavering perseverance. The "Stayin' Alive" theme is your anthem for resilience, adaptability, and staying power. It encourages you to tackle challenges with determination and strategic thinking, ultimately building businesses that not only survive, but thrive.


The High Stakes Pitch Competition is back to give our state’s most promising startups a chance at an investment prize to invigorate and propel their businesses to success as we all look toward the future of entrepreneurship in Louisiana. Join us on May 9 as the three finalists compete for a chance at $100,000. Interested in competing? Submit your application online now.

The Location

BREW 2024 is set to take place at the iconic Mid City Tower, recently reimagined and propelled into the 21st century. Join us May 7-9 at 5700 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge.

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