Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week announces key speakers

by / ⠀News / April 29, 2024
"Entrepreneurship Week Speakers"

The much-anticipated 13th Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, organized by Nexus Louisiana, is slated for Monday, April 22, 2024. The week-long event is a hotspot for innovation, creativity, and the fostering of new business growth and this year it welcomes the illustrious Dhiraj Mukherjee and Felecia Hatcher as its keynote speakers.

Mukherjee, co-founder of Shazam, and Hatcher, co-founder of Black Tech Week and Code Fever are both esteemed figures in the entrepreneurship landscape. The fun doesn’t stop there as the week’s itinerary is jam-packed with workshops, panel discussions, networking occasions, and a business pitch competition all aimed at challenging and inspiring budding entrepreneurs.

The event is open for all, from aspiring business owners to seasoned professionals. Mukherjee will share insights from his unique entrepreneurial journey in a speech titled “Stayin’ Alive”. His insights are based on the triumphs, challenges faced during Shazam’s early years and its acquisition by Apple, and his later venture as an investor supporting 250 startups mainly in AI and climate technology sectors.

Hatcher, in her talk “Thriving,” will emphasize the role of personal growth in fostering innovation.

Keynote speakers at Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week

Her successful leadership at the Black Ambition Prize, which has enabled entrepreneurs to secure over $95 million in funding, offers inspiration to many in the business. She underlines her belief in utilizing one’s “Zone of Genius” to achieve success and the need to journey beyond one’s comfort zone.

The Week is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 7 and will wrap up on Thursday, May 9. To be held at Mid City Tower, it is a platform for business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs to garner knowledge about innovative strategies and effective business practices. High profile panel discussions, breakout sessions, and presentations by industry stalwarts add to its appeal.

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The event is a unique opportunity for attendees to foster relationships, gain exposure to new ideas, and heighten their knowledge base through interaction with industry influencers. It contributes to the creation of an environment conducive to not only individual growth but also growth of partnerships. For those interested, tickets can be procured from the BREW website.

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