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New Orleans’ Spear Point Targets Board of Imation Corp.

| December 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
New Orleans’ Spear Point Targets Board of Imation Corp.

Spear Point Buyout Group, the private equity group based in New Orleans and New York, recently wrote a letter to Imation Corp (NYSE: IMN) exploring how to best create value at the company through a number of possibilities. Around this time last year, Spear Point publicized a letter to Jim Cramer’s TheStreet, challenging its strategy […]

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The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 2

| December 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 2

Ben Lavender Ben is well known in the New Orleans startup community for running the weekly Hack Night out of Launch Pad, where developers get together to talk about programming. He is currently a developer at GitHub, and was previously linked to companies including Liveset, Dydra, and Openband. On Twitter. Billy Bosch Billy, a “healthy […]

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Ascension Parish’s High School Robotics Team Gets $5,000 Boost from BASF

| December 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
Ascension Parish’s High School Robotics Team Gets $5,000 Boost from BASF

Ascension Parish’s high school robotics team, Robot Ascension, just received a $5,000 gift from BASF to help the team prepare for the national For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition next year. BASF is an affiliate of BASF SE in Germany, the largest chemical company in the world. The local plant […]

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Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask When Considering a Co-Founder

| December 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask When Considering a Co-Founder

Founding a new company can be incredibly challenging and time-consuming, and going at it alone can be a daunting process. Bringing in a co-founder to help start or grow the business will not only let you become more efficient, but will often lead to even greater creativity and growth. However, before bringing a partner into […]

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The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 1

| December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 1

Aaron Dirks Aaron is Chairman and co-founder of Posigen, which provides solar power and energy efficiency services to homeowners in Louisiana, New York and Connecticut. He is also a “parallel entrepreneur,” trying to become more of a serial entrepreneur through his other ventures such as LiveryCar, a hybrid solutions provider and transportation company. On LinkedIn. […]

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Forward Cities Initiative, Promoting Urban Innovation Nationally, Launches out of New Orleans BioInnovation Center

| December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
Forward Cities Initiative, Promoting Urban Innovation Nationally, Launches out of New Orleans BioInnovation Center

The brand new Forward Cities Initiative is bringing together leaders from Detroit, Cleveland, Durham and New Orleans this week at the BioInnovation Center to discuss promoting urban innovation. The meeting in New Orleans, which has been going on for the last two days, is about how the cities can increase entrepreneurship in under-developed commercial corridors. […]

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High Voltage Software to Open Game Development Studio in New Orleans

| December 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
High Voltage Software to Open Game Development Studio in New Orleans

Big news for #NOLAtech: the Illinois-based independent game developer for all major platforms, High Voltage Software (HVS), will open a new studio in New Orleans. HVS currently employs more than 100 of the game industry’s most talented individuals. Louisiana Economic Development said the company, which will begin hiring immediately, will create 80 additional jobs in […]

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Envoc Designs Custom Software for MobileQubes to Bring Phones to Life

| December 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
Envoc Designs Custom Software for MobileQubes to Bring Phones to Life

MobileQubes, the “Redbox of charging solutions” for mobile devices, launched the first-ever rent and return cord-free mobile charging kiosks in a pilot program in November. Baton Rouge-based design and software company Envoc partnered with the company to create custom software, delivering a unique solution to tablet and smartphone users. Their solution targets the 165 million […]

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Propeller Fellow Greenman Dan, Inc. Helps New Orleanians Work with Water

| December 16, 2014 | Comments (0)
Propeller Fellow Greenman Dan, Inc. Helps New Orleanians Work with Water

Greenman Dan, Inc. is a Metairie-based landscaping company that has created an underground rainwater containment system that makes it simple and easy to solve water runoff problems while reducing landscape irrigation costs. The company, led by Dan Johnson, is now in the Propeller Social Venture Accelerator Program as a social innovation fellow in the New […]

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Week in Review: December 15, 2014

| December 15, 2014 | Comments (0)
Week in Review: December 15, 2014

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: Code Immersion Program Tech Talent South to Debut in New Orleans Dinner Lab Takes Center Stage Following Recent Crowdfunding Announcement Technology Public Relations Firm AR|PR Concludes 2014 with Multiple Awards, […]

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