Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day Keynote Speakers
Raphael Semmes Rd LSU Union Theater
15 November 2011 - 16 November 2011
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Organizer: Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute - LSU
Two of the Top Student Entrepreneurs in the World to Speak at Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day at LSU Catherine Cook •Founded MyYearbook.com as a sophomore in high school and raised close to $19 million in funding. •Company has 33 million users with 1 billion page views every month with more than $20 million in revenues. •Recently sold her company for $100 million dollars. Daniel Gomez •Top Mexican engineering student founded next generation energy biofuel company, Solben. •Earned $1 Million in revenue his first year of business. •Featured in Forbes Magazine- How to Make $1 Million Before You Graduate and listed as one of Inc. Magazine's 30 under 30. Come be inspired by two of the top student entrepreneurs in the world, learn how to juggle classes and a multimillion dollar company and find out what the entrepreneurial students at LSU are up to. Join us on Tuesday November 15th for Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day Student Expo and Speaker Series at LSU. The agenda for the day is: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. LSU Student Expo 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Catherine Cook and Daniel Gomez Iniguez 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Reception and LSU Student Expo About the Student Expo: The LSU Student Business Expo will feature the businesses of current students and recent LSU graduates. Come support these young entrepreneurs, check out what they are innovating and share in the entrepreneurial talent LSU has to offer! If you are a student interested in exhibiting your business please register here or if you have questions please contact About Catherine Cook and Daniel Gomez Iniguez: A finalist in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards for 2010, Catherine Cook co-founded MyYearbook with her brother David in 2005, while the two were still in high school. Catherine, 21 and a recent graduate of Georgetown University, was the creative force behind MyYearbook’s most popular features as the site grew into a hugely popular brand. This year, the Cooks reached a deal to sell their company for $100 million to Quepasa, a Miami-based social-networking company with 33 million users in Latin America. Catherine and her siblings are staying on to help build MyYearbook into a global brand. Catherine will be representing the US at the G20 Young Entrepreneurship Summit (YES) this year being held October 31st - November 2nd in Nice, France. Daniel is one of the most impressive young entrepreneurs in the world and is representing his country, Mexico, at the G20 Young Entrepreneurship Summit. A finalist at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in 2010, he is dedicated to building the world’s next generation of energy through his firm Solben. The company, with 25 employees, is concentrating on growth for its biofuels solutions in the Mexican market first, but Daniel Gomez has global ambitions to integrate his company into the massive world energy market. Daniel was recently featured by Forbes Magazine and was named one of Inc. Magazine's 30 under 30. Louisiana Entrepreneurship Day is being held in conjunction with Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. If you would like more information about other events happening during November 11-18th please visit: http://www.brewingupideas.com/.