North Baton Rouge entrepreneur boot camp sets new date

Baton Rouge (PPN) – Entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge now have a boot camp in north Baton Rouge. The new scheduled date is May 24.

The event—cosponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District and Conscious Venture Lab—was originally to be held earlier this month, but was postponed in anticipation of the U.S Department of Justice decision in the Alton Sterling case, according to the BR Business Report.

The BRAC President and CEO Adam Knapp says the delay turned out to be a good thing because it has given more interested entrepreneurs an opportunity to participate in the event.

“We want to encourage more businesses to apply, even though we’ve had a very good response so far,” Knapp says. “We want it to be competitive and want the companies that participate to get a lot of recognition for having gone through the process.”

One of the main focuses will be on the tenets of operating a business with a higher purpose.

Reports say participants will also have the opportunity to win $10,000 at the “Pitch North Baton Rouge” competition following the boot camp sessions.

The boot camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ardendale Campus at Baton Rouge Community College, 1969 North Lobdell Blvd.

Any company that is interested in attending the event can apply online. If you’d like to participate in the the pitch competition, click here.

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