Internet Retail Connection Included in Inaugural LSU 100

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Internet Retail Connection was honored as one of the top 100 fastest growing tiger businesses during the LSU 100 Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 8, 2011. The luncheon was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA.

LSU100: Fast Growing Tiger Businesses

Internet Retail Connection is indicative of the Tiger-led businesses that we are looking for to show other Tigers from every college on campus what they need to do to be successful.

Internet Retail Connection was honored as one of the top 100 fastest growing tiger businesses during the LSU 100 Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 8, 2011. The luncheon was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 4728 Constitution Avenue.

According to LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Director of Development Jill Roshto, the LSU 100 celebrates the success of LSU graduates and recognizes the impact of LSU on the local, regional and national economies. LSU 100 is co-hosted by LSU and LSU SEI. The full list of winners is now available for viewing at http://www.lsu100.com/honorees.

“Internet Retail Connection is indicative of the Tiger-led businesses that we are looking for to show other Tigers from every college on campus what they need to do to be successful,” Roshto said. “We congratulate them on this achievement and look forward to their continued success.”

Internet Retail Connection met the following requirements for inclusion in the LSU 100:

  •     Has been in business for five years or more
  •     Has had verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more for the last calendar year
  •     A former LSU student owns at least 50 percent of the company or is a CEO, president or managing partner
  •     Operates in a manner consistent with the mission of LSU and LSU SEI

Internet Retail Connection, founded in 2004 by LSU alumnus Steven Musumeche, is an online retailer whose portfolio of sites includes Knife Depot (http://www.knife-depot.com), Picnic World (http://www.picnicworld.net), and Backyard Chirper (http://www.backyardchirper.com).

Partnerships to the event in 2012 are available, as are individual tickets and tables of eight. For more information, visit the LSU100 website or contact Jill Roshto at either jrosht1(at)lsu(dot)edu or 225-578-1313.

The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellows, LSU Executive Education and Social Entrepreneurship to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. For more information, call 225-578-0313.

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