Best Paper Award
An Examination of the Barriers that Impact the Implementation of Environmental Sustainability: Practices in Small Business
Thaddeus McEwen, North Carolina A & T State University

New Category: Best Student Paper
Integration in Start-ups: Realizing and Understanding Differences
Nina Krey, Louisiana Tech University
Cedric Mbanga, Louisiana Tech University

University Entrepreneurial Advocacy Award
University of Louisiana Monroe

Outstanding Educator Award
Daniel James Scott, USF St. Petersburg

Student Pitch Competition
1st Place: Lane Sullivan, USF St. Petersburg
2nd Place: Kevin Mircovich, USF St. Petersburg
Honorable Mention: Sophia Rene Constantine, USF St. Petersburg
Honorable Mention: Christa Hegedus, USF St. Petersburg

ASBE 2013 Student Pitch Competition Manual

ASBE 2013 Call For Papers

ASBE 2013 Conference Schedule

Proceedings of the 2013 Program


Kristen Preau is the president of Cook Me Something Mister, a New Orleans family business offering New Orleans party food products, and locally known as “Jambalaya Girl.” The first in the line is a Jambalaya that comes from the Preau family recipe. It is a New Orleans style brown Jambalaya Mix that includes the vegetables, seasoning and rice in one bag. Our products are sold in the Gulf Coast region with plans to expand distribution nationally. She is joined in the family business by “Jambalaya Dad” Paul Preau, “Jambalaya Guy” Kevin Preau and “Jambalaya Mom” Karen Preau.

Daniel James Scott is the co-founder of the 2013 USASBE Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program at USF St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum’s 2013 Technology Leader of the Year, a 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards Community Choice Winner and Top 100 Champion, and named the SBA’s State of Florida 2013 Small Business Advocate of the Year. In addition, he is the founder of investor-backed startup Alorum and serves on the board of Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, the only combined eye bank and ocular research center in the world.