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  • GE, Ochsner and The Idea Village Launch 'Wear Your Health' Challenge

    GE, Ochsner and The Idea Village Launch ‘Wear Your Health’ Challenge

    | July 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Ochsner Health System, GE Healthcare, and The Idea Village have launched the “Wear Your Health” challenge, which seeks to identify wearable technology concepts that can transform healthcare outcomes by addressing behavior management in patients with chronic disease. The challenge is part of a multi-year initiative the three organizations launched in this past March to address the healthcare and lifestyle […]

  • BarCampNola for the Tech Savvy and Wannabes Too

    BarCampNola for the Tech Savvy and Wannabes Too

    | July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

    This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. If you’re looking for a place where you can be your self and indulge in all things tech, BarCampNola is it. It’s is a two day self-proclaimed, “unconference” that takes place at Tulane every year. This past year was the eighth annual BarCampNola, but it was […]

  • Conference for Creatives Comes to New Orleans

    Conference for Creatives Comes to New Orleans

    | July 22, 2015 | Comments (1)

    The inaugural Pursuit Creative Conference, designed to support creative entrepreneurs and their ventures, is coming to New Orleans this fall. The conference will be held on October 3, 2015 at the Propeller Incubator in New Orleans. Organizers said the full-day experience is designed specifically for creative professionals to share their passion for creative entrepreneurship, learn […]

  • Airbnb of Boats Launches in Gulf Coast

    Airbnb of Boats Launches in Gulf Coast

    | July 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Boatbound is the nation’s largest and fastest growing boat rental marketplace. With headquarters in San Francisco and boats for rent all over the country, Boatbound is getting ready to expand into the Gulf Coast market. Founder Aaron Hall came up with the idea while visiting family in Texas in 2012 after trying to rent a […]

  • NOLATech Week Announces Conference Dates in October

    NOLATech Week Announces Conference Dates in October

    | July 15, 2015 | Comments (1)

    NOLATech Week (NTW), the largest free technology conference in the south, has announced its 2015 dates. NTW will take place October 5-10, 2015 in various locations across New Orleans. Events will include pitch competitions, keynotes, networking events and hackathons. Launched in 2013, NTW continues to grow each year by encouraging community members and organizations to create […]

Seven Steps to Win Today’s Buyer

| August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)
Seven Steps to Win Today’s Buyer

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. Did you know that there are 28 million small businesses in the U.S.? I was surprised when I learned that stat at a digital marketing seminar hosted by Google and YP (Yellow Pages) earlier this month. Younger millennials reading might not even remember the Yellow Pages. […]

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Week in Review: August 3, 2015

| August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)
Week in Review: August 3, 2015

The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the most popular stories published on Silicon Bayou News in the past seven days: GE, Ochsner and The Idea Village Launch ‘Wear Your Health’ Challenge Tulane Offering $1 Million in ‘Dead Zones’ Challenge INNOV8 Acadiana to Host Pitch Competition for Energy Entrepreneurs BarCampNola for […]

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GE, Ochsner and The Idea Village Launch ‘Wear Your Health’ Challenge

| July 31, 2015 | Comments (0)
GE, Ochsner and The Idea Village Launch 'Wear Your Health' Challenge

Ochsner Health System, GE Healthcare, and The Idea Village have launched the “Wear Your Health” challenge, which seeks to identify wearable technology concepts that can transform healthcare outcomes by addressing behavior management in patients with chronic disease. The challenge is part of a multi-year initiative the three organizations launched in this past March to address the healthcare and lifestyle […]

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U.S. Supreme Court To Review Fifth Circuit CFAA Decision

| July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)
U.S. Supreme Court To Review Fifth Circuit CFAA Decision

About the author: Whit Rayner is a partner in theJones Walker law firm’s  Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group in the Jackson office, and he is the leader of the Intellectual Property team. He is a contributor to Trade Secret Insider, which chronicles legal insights on trade secrets, non-competes, computer fraud and confidential data theft. This article was […]

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Supporting Veteran-Owned Business for a Second Year, and Why You Should Too!

| July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)
Supporting Veteran-Owned Business for a Second Year, and Why You Should Too!

Would you be surprised that 9% of all businesses in America are veteran owned? That is roughly 2.4 million businesses. Also, there are 300,000 veterans in the state of Louisiana and 20,000 of those are right here in New Orleans. (US Census) Many of them are your neighbors, friends and maybe even co-workers, and instilled […]

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BarCampNola for the Tech Savvy and Wannabes Too

| July 29, 2015 | Comments (0)
BarCampNola for the Tech Savvy and Wannabes Too

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. If you’re looking for a place where you can be your self and indulge in all things tech, BarCampNola is it. It’s is a two day self-proclaimed, “unconference” that takes place at Tulane every year. This past year was the eighth annual BarCampNola, but it was […]

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INNOV8 Acadiana to Host Pitch Competition for Energy Entrepreneurs

| July 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
INNOV8 Acadiana to Host Pitch Competition for Energy Entrepreneurs

INNOV8 Acadiana is a Lafayette-based local non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship by providing resources to innovators to connect them with investors and to help them grow their business. The organization launched in 2013 as a project of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. In October, INNOV8 will be hosting an Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge in […]

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Tulane Offering $1 Million in ‘Dead Zones’ Challenge

| July 27, 2015 | Comments (0)
Tulane Offering $1 Million in ‘Dead Zones’ Challenge

In February 2014, Tulane University announced a prize of $1 million to the entrepreneur, researcher or inventor that produced the best solution to combat annual “dead zones” in lakes and oceans around the globe. Tulane is now in the next phase of the international competition, seeking a plan to reduce the amount of crop fertilizer […]

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The Major Business Conference in Nola You Should Be Attending This Week

| July 27, 2015 | Comments (0)
The Major Business Conference in Nola You Should Be Attending This Week

Taking place in New Orleans at the Ernest N, Morial Convention Center this week, from July 27th through July 30th, is Sage Summit 2015. At the convention there will be talks from big names such as YouTube Cofounder, Chad Hurley; new host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah; General Colin L. Powell; Tony Hawk and […]

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Week in Review: July 27, 2015

| July 27, 2015 | Comments (0)
Week in Review: July 27, 2015

The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the most popular stories published on Silicon Bayou News in the past seven days: Conference for Creatives Comes to New Orleans Airbnb of Boats Launches in Gulf Coast The Idea Village Opens Applications for 2016 Accelerator Programs Shreveport Showcases Student Accomplishments at HackerFair No […]

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