BREW 11 • March 9-10, 2022

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2022 Highlights & Reels

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Charting a New Course

The spirit of BREW has and will always be, to gather entrepreneurs from the Capital Region and beyond to grow together in a collaborative, intimate environment. This year, in keeping with that tradition, we met in-person at the Bon Carre Business Center for two days of celebration, connection, and education. We invite you to share in the experience by viewing our event highlights and the complete slate of session recordings.

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The Hardware Side of Cyptocurrency

At BREW 11, Craig Gehring, founder and CEO of MasteryPrep, and Jared Loftus, co-founder of MasteryPrep and founder and CEO of the crypto mining company MaxBoring, gave us some insight into the hardware demands for crypto and how those are shaped by goals and different types of coins.

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The Impact of Critical Thinking

At BREW 11, General Informatics CEO and President Don Monistere challenged attendees to think more critically about the way they evaluate and process information. The results, he says, will have a positive impact on your business and your life. “There is an enormous amount of data out there and very little knowledge,” he says. “I find people who...

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Being in the Room Where It Happens

Use your power once you are in the room where decisions are made. That’s the lesson Covalent Logic founder and President Stafford Wood shared at BREW 11 during her talk “Being in the Room Where It Happens.” To Stafford, using your power means speaking up and sharing your perspective.

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“Nobody Wants to Work” – and Other Lies Founders Need to Stop Telling Themselves

One of the greatest milestones a startup or small business will achieve is expanding their team to accommodate growth. In their BREW 11 session, Kat Kibben, Lakeisha Robichaux and Mary Ellen Slayter walked attendees through the startup hiring process.

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The Playbook to Finding Product-Market-Channel Fit

Nobody knows the consequences of having the wrong product, market or channel fit better than Ray Li, the co-founder and CEO of Sene, a custom clothing startup he launched with his cousin Mark Zheng in 2019. Their path to success was painful, and during BREW 11 he shared some of his hard-earned experiences.

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The NFT Revolution

NFTs are non-interchangeable units of data — these could be images, GIFs, video clips or other digital items — stored on the blockchain. Right now they don’t do much (beyond fetching a high price at auction). But at Baton Rouge Entrepreneur Week, local founder Chris Cummings laid out his vision for using NFTs to preserve moments in history.

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Preparation for Your Passion: A Cannabis Story

Dr. Chanda Macias has faced challenge after challenge in achieving her dream of helping patients by dispensing medical marijuana through her startup, Ilera Holistic Healthcare. During BREW 11, Macias talks about what keeps her going despite the significant setbacks she’s faced over the years.

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Fireside Chat with Jon Bostock

Although Jon Bostock has done a lot to shake up the industries he’s worked in, he doesn’t consider himself to be a disruptor. At Nexus Louisiana’s Baton Rouge Entrepreneur Week (BREW), Bostock joined Julio Melara on stage to chat about building a business with potential, building a more positive future and unleashing your own power.

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ParkZen

ParkZen offers an innovative solution to the age-old problem of finding a parking spot. The ParkZen app uses smart crowdsourcing to track and connect users with available parking — right down to the spot — in their vicinity. The company markets to organizations with heavy traffic and parking needs, like college campuses and shopping malls.

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Cluey

Cluey helps consumers make responsible choices. The software aggregates data on your favorite brands, giving you a complete picture of each company’s impact on people, the planet and politics — empowering users to shop their values. The platform offers users a customized view of their footprint based on personal shopping habits. The company recently launched its MVP.

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Falaya

Falaya is redefining real estate by putting power in the hands of homebuyers and sellers. The platform’s transparent pricing allows consumers to buy and sell their homes without the hidden fees charged by real estate agencies. While other real estate solutions cater to listing convenience, only Falaya provides a full-service solution dedicated to closing the sale.

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