This might be the cheapest engagement yet! Employee engagement of course. With any company, no matter the size, workplace environment can be a huge positive or a negative. Employee engagement can become the main way leaders retain top talent if working in an environment that does not seem promising.
Demand for digital operations is rising, as businesses rush to take advantage of access to Big Data and advanced analytics to improve strategic decision-making, optimize day-to-day operations, and offer better products and services.
Catapult Creative Media CEO David Maples will do a deep-dive on building the best possible, most effective sales team for your business. Anyone interested in staffing a sales team or wants to tune-up an existing one is encouraged to attend.
You think you could use an intern and you think you might have something to offer an intern, but isn’t it a lot of work to put together an intern program? BRAC’s InternBR programming can help you nail the basics and create an environment where interns thrive.
This session will be facilitated by BRAC’s Director of Talent Development Melissa Thompson and Gallagher’s VP/Director of Sales and Marketing Amanda Hamilton.
About Melissa Thompson, Ph. D.
Melissa leads all aspects of BRAC’s talent development program where she designs and executes recruitment and retention strategies to meet workforce demands. She partners with Baton Rouge area employers to provide services that complement their human resources practices, including regional tours for candidates and acclimation content on brac.org/lifeinbr. Additionally, she provides leadership development programming for young professionals and collaborates with area universities and employers to connect students to internships.
About Amanda Hamilton
Amanda Hamilton is the Area Vice President/Director of Sales-Gulf States for Gallagher. As Director of Sales, Amanda is responsible for branding and expanding the Gallagher footprint in Louisiana, Alabama & Mississippi markets. Her primary goal is to support GBS consultants with marketing, business development and achieving client excellence. Additionally Amanda has been responsible for the Gallagher Summer Intern Program for the past 3 years in Louisiana; which has been one of the most rewarding experiences in Director of Sales role.
11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts
Noon: Program Begins
1:00: Program Ends
About Tech Park Academy:
Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10.
We hope to see you at this exclusive event!
PitchBR is the event where innovation meets excitement.
Join us when three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative product or service in front of a live audience: a once-in-a-lifetime chance for career-defining success.
This PitchBR will be truly one of a kind. Held in partnership with the SBIR Consortium, all companies pitching will be vying for an SBIR in addition to all the usual benefits afforded to pitchers at PitchBR. You won't want to miss this event!
The SBIR edition PitchBR event will be held at Ringside bar inside Sullivan's Steakhouse. 5252 Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808
TIME AND DATE
April 19th, 2018 || Doors open at 5:00 PM for networking, the show starts at 6:00 and at 7:00 pitches wrap up and networking resumes.
While there's only one $1,000 prize, all pitchers will benefit. Pitchers will receive:
- Feedback from audience members
- Coaching from prominent business consultants, successful entrepreneurs
- A practice opportunity for selling their concept
- Exposure and publicity for their idea and business
- Connections to non-funding resources, such as professional services donors and providers
THE BIG IDEA
PitchBR is about more than entertainment. It's about social change.
By attending PitchBR, you'll join a group of business leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and all-of-the-aboves, who are making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone, regardless of status or circumstance.
The big idea is that when more people innovate, everyone prospers.
While you’re busy redefining the future of technology, engaging with your market, and planning your business strategy, it’s important to protect your ideas. In a world where unlimited resources are at your fingertips, patenting a product or idea can seem daunting. Fortunately, PatentDive is here to help you build a solid understanding of what patents are, how to get them, and why you need them as a growing entrepreneur.
PitchBR is the event where innovation meets excitement!
Join us when three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative product or service in front of a live audience.
Our sponsor and host for PitchBR is Kean Miller LLP. The event will be held at their downtown Baton Rouge location, on Convention Street.
TIME AND DATE
June 22nd, 2017 || Doors open at 4:30 PM, pitches starts at 5:30 || Kean Miller, 400 Convention St. #700
Pitches begin: 5:30
Pitches conclude and networking resumes 6:30
Attorney Franz N. Borghardt from the Borghardt Law Firm will lead a discussion about decision making in the criminal justice system and the implications of utilizing artificial intelligence.
Join us as we explore methods of creating technological products and services that can help others and discuss what's to come at the intersection of creativity and technology. Get your ticket early to reserve an exclusive seat at lunch with one of our speakers. Help us send the first Assembly series out in style!
As cryptocurrency continues to make its way into the mainstream, there is still a great deal of confusion around the technology of the digital currency and how it will impact businesses.
When innovation meets entrepreneurship, great things happen. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and the Southern University Innovation Center are bringing to the capital region a series of trainings through an event called, "Innovate Now! When Innovation Meets Entrepreneurship" that will begin on January 16, 2018 at the Southern University Innovation Center located at 616 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA.
Drones are hot gift items, but they also have practical uses such as land surveying, law enforcement, and film production. Whether soaring in a neighborhood or flying over a construction site, use of these devices bring up questions about privacy, governmental compliance, and criminal laws. Attorneys Jennifer Lee and Franz Borghardt will discuss drones/UAVs and legal implications associated with their recreational and commercial uses.
Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW) celebrates entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and creativity in the Capital Region. This meeting of the minds plays host to educational and networking events from November 14-16 and is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Geaux Rouge is proud to announce a microBREW event entitled, “A Taste of Technology Volume 1: Culinary Entrepreneurs. The event will be on Monday, November 13th at Curbside from 6PM to 10PM. The evening will showcase panel discussions and presentations on technology in the culinary world for current and potential entrepreneurs from the insight of local business owners and chefs.
Masters of the Story will explore storytelling across many facets, featuring speakers who are experts in storytelling and have a good story or two of their own up their sleeves.
Speakers will discuss the importance of storytelling across all industries, how to make stories work toward your strategic goals, and much more. Join us for what might be the best Assembly yet (we know, that's a big claim!) as we again bring you great talks and great food in a cool venue, and connect with fellow attendees in all new ways. Seats are limited so reserve your ticket while you can.
FifoCon is Louisiana’s newest annual convention, dedicated to showcasing the innovative activities in the fields of tabletop gaming, video gaming, maker’s movement, and cosplaying.
Inspired by fifolet lore (the Cajun Will O’ Wisp), FifoCon offers the chance for discovery and leads fans and professionals alike to sought-after treasure. Through panels, workshops, gaming opportunities, exhibitions, showcases, contests, and friendly gatherings, you’ll experience engaging and interactive celebrations of the creative industries.
A great idea is only great if it can be sustainably produced on a mass scale. The product is only part of the equation, it is the process that matters. As many have said, “Plans are worthless, planning is everything.” The ability to pivot, recognize and embrace change and to strategize is what can make or break innovation.
Join me this October every Tuesday at the Louisiana Technology Park for a series of horror movie double features you won't want to miss out on. We're showing as many horror movies as we can fit into 5 consecutive Tuesdays, starting with George Romero's original Zombie flick Night of the Living Dead and ending Halloween night with the classic to end all classics, Halloween.
Come join us as we cover the following topics:
· Myths and realities of entrepreneurship
· Critical success factors
· Know your options
· Components of business ownership
· Making your business legal
· Funding and cash management
· Business plan basics
Lean Startup: The Story of Nepris
Join BRAC as guest speaker Sabari Raja of Nepris shares how she applied lean startup principles to build and launch a cloud-based platform that connects industry and education to bring real world relevance and career exposure to students in K-16 classrooms. She will also detail how the platform is supporting BRAC's virtual schoolhouse.
This monthly event is for everyone: professionals, hobbyists and students alike. BR Hack Night is a place for people with a passion for the web to gather and work on ideas and projects in an environment with other creatives. Students are especially welcome to attend.
Sponsored by Xdesign, Inc & Louisiana Technology Park
Here are the top 3 mistakes entrepreneurs make that KILLS their chances with an investor.
- No team.
- Inaccurate fiancial projections.
- Not Prepared.
The list goes on, but these are the top three. In this interactive session, we will take you behind the curtain and show you how to look at your business from an investors point of view. We will align your business with the metrics investors use when determining to invest in a business.
Small business finances does not have to be a mystery. It’s really a simple task of understanding how to read a Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows. You don’t have to prepare them (we do that). You just have to “read and understand” them. I will show you some simple techniques so that you will “get a handle on Small Business Finances”.