Silicon Bayou News is an online news souce highlighting and supporting Entrepreneurs, creatives and tech start-ups in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the entire Gulf South. They recently chose 100 of the most influential people in the “Silicon Bayou”. Their most recent article features more information on the chosen individuals.
As President of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC), Aaron brought the vision of a biotechnology incubator in New Orleans from concept to reality. For over nine years, he has worked to bring the 66,000 square foot to house 20 tenants ranging from bio-fuel manufacturing to genetic testing. He is also the Executive Director of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. On LinkedIn.
In January, Adam founded FitLot, a startup non profit organization committed to building outdoor fitness parks in communities across America. He was also on the team that created NolaParks.com, an award-winning app that was built during the Codemkrs Super Challenge hackathon surrounding the Super Bowl. Adam considers himself both a social entrepreneur and a hammock enthusiast.
Adele is the VP of Marketing at Turbosquid and an organizer for the city’s largest tech meetup group, Net2NO. Adele brings an extensive background in search engine optimization, online marketing and promotion from over a decade of experience in the Internet industry. Her knowledge and expertise of online marketing has served the tourism, technology, retail and non‐profit sectors, among others. Previously Adele was an executive at FSC Interactive. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Alex is Chief Operating Officer at mSchool, which provides community centers with effective online learning tools. She has been heavily involved in the entrepreneurial community over the last decade, supporting ventures that focus on academic achievement, workforce development, and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining the mSchool team, Alex provided strategy work at The Idea Village and the New Orleans Startup Fund.
Born to a family of computer Geeks and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, Morgan taught herself website development while working as a technical support agent. She then started Webtyde Digital Marketing in 2001, which created brochure websites for small businesses. The company now provides full service Internet marketing campaigns to small and medium size businesses in the local, national, and international markets. On LinkedIn.
As the Executive Director of Propeller, Andrea helps empower social entrepreneurs through strategic management and assistance. She was named “40 Under 40“ by Gambit Magazine, 2010 City Business “Women of the Year,“ World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, and is an appointed board member of the New Orleans Business Alliance along with six other current “gigs,” if you will.
Digital forensics researcher Andrew is a core developer at Volatility and a co-developer at Registry Decoder. He is one of the founding members of NOLASec, an open, informal group that meets monthly around good food and drink to discuss current trends and research in the fields of computer security and digital forensics. Andrew also assisted in the planning and execution of the Security BSides conference that was held in New Orleans back in May.
Angie is Co-founder of New Orleans-based Search Influence, which helps businesses grow online through search engine optimization (SEO), online advertising, social media marketing, and a full-range of online marketing services. The company was the only New Orleans company on the 2011 Inc. 500 list.
Barrett (previously featured on All About You) is a software developer and the founder of mobile gaming company Red Ticket Games. Barret also owns software development shop of Cotingasoft and that launched an iPad-only app called Routine that allows users to track regular repetitive activities. He’s also the organizer of GNOCODE, a monthly developer meetup group. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Ben founded the medical device firm, Bioceptive, along with Shuchi Khurana in 2010. Bioceptive is a venture-backed firm currently developing a patent-pending IUD insertion device. He holds a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and certificates in various aspects of women’s health and contraception.
As a web developer turned filmmaker Ben saw great successes with his viral video series, Fifty People One Question. After making commercials for big brands like Coke, BMW and Salesforce through his company, Deltree, Ben decided he needed a better way to make money from creative films shared on the web. He founded Kin.io, a web start-up aimed to be the easiest way to sell videos online and participated in the first class of Launch Pad Ignition.
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