Bar-Z Honored as a Member of 2014 LSU 100

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LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute names Bar-Z has a 2014 LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Business honoree.

LSU Provost Stuart Bell presents Bar-Z CFO Carrie Little with her LSU 100 plaque.

This multi-year accomplishment is proof of Bar-Z's commitment to excellence and their level of service. The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is honored that Bar-Z provides internships to our top business students.

Bar-Z has been honored as one of the 2014 LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses for the third time. The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute announced Bar-Z as 49th in the ranking of company growth at the honoree luncheon and award ceremony held in Baton Rouge on Friday October 24.

“We are excited and honored to be recognized for the third time by the LSU 100 for our strong growth as a Tiger owned / Tiger led business,” said Bar-Z CFO Carrie Little and LSU alumna. “LSU was the spark for learning that has continued throughout my life. Whether learning in the classroom or in real world experiences, you should never stop educating yourself.”

Selection for the 2014 LSU 100 is a competitive process, where companies are individually measured on their compounded annual growth rate from 2010 through 2012 by Postlethwaite & Netterville, the independent accounting firm of the LSU 100. Bar-Z was honored in the past as a member of the LSU 100 in 2011 and 2013.

"The LSU 100 was created to celebrate companies like Bar-Z and the Tiger Leaders who own and run them. This multi-year accomplishment is proof of Bar-Z's commitment to excellence and their level of service. The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is honored that Bar-Z provides internships to our top business students," said Robin Kistler, Interim Director, LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute.

Additionally, Bar-Z met the following requirements for inclusion in the LSU 100:

  • Must have been in business for five years or more
  • Must have verifiable revenues of $100,000 in 2010
  • Must have a former LSU student as owner of at least 50 percent of the company, as an active founder, or as chief executive officer, president or managing partner
  • Must operate in a manner consistent with the mission of LSU and SEI

Bar-Z is dedicated to giving back to the LSU community. The company has hosted multiple LSU students from the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Fellows Program in the E.J. Ourso College of Business for summer internships in entrepreneurship.

“The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute has provided us with a valuable way to contribute and continue our involvement with the LSU community. The quality of the student fellows we have hosted for summer internships has been excellent. We would recommend involvement in the program to any small business owner,” stated Little.

About Bar-Z

Bar-Z is a mobile software development firm based in Austin, TX. Bringing 9 years of experience, the company offers a variety of unique customized digital solutions for a variety of niche industries. Bar-Z works with organizations such as publishers and broadcasters, theme parks and attractions, municipalities, convention and visitor bureaus, and destination marketing organizations to help them engage and communicate with their audiences and realize new revenue opportunities. For more information, visit http://bar-z.com.

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