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  • Uber SUVs and Black Cars Finally Arrive in New Orleans

    Uber SUVs and Black Cars Finally Arrive in New Orleans

    | September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Today, the on-demand car request service Uber launched a line of Black Cars and SUVs in New Orleans. Since last year, the company has been receiving both praise and backlash for its efforts to legally operate in the city. Below is the announcement email from Uber: Bring out the trumpets and tune up the sax! […]

  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Angel Investors

    10 Things You Need to Know About Angel Investors

    | September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

    This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. Listen up all you entrepreneurs out there! Have you heard about 1 Million Cups? If not, you need to know. It’s a super cool group that brings together entrepreneurial communities in different cities across the country every Wednesday from 9am-10am. Each week, the 1 Million […]

  • Infographic: The Shark Tank Formula for Startup Success

    Infographic: The Shark Tank Formula for Startup Success

    | September 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Music legend Tom Petty once wrote “I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings. Coming down is the hardest thing.” All irony aside–and ignoring whether this may in fact be true–many find just the opposite. As a business goes from concept to a physical entity, offering an actual service or product, the act of […]

  • On the Inside with CultureConnect

    On the Inside with CultureConnect

    | September 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

    This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. Here at the #IDEAInsider we are excited to kick off our first series called On the Inside! We’ll be gathering expert advice from entrepreneurs who have built businesses from the ground up – and sharing their stores with you each month. We hope all aspiring […]

  • Southeastern Regional Fund Launches South Coast Angel Fund II

    Southeastern Regional Fund Launches South Coast Angel Fund II

    | September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The South Coast Angel Fund is a member-managed, early stage, venture capital fund designed to utilize the capital, resources, and expertise of their members to generate financial return through equity investments in early-stage companies. Yesterday, the angel group announced the launch of the South Coast Angel Fund II, which will commit to investments for which […]

Uber SUVs and Black Cars Finally Arrive in New Orleans

| September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
Uber SUVs and Black Cars Finally Arrive in New Orleans

Today, the on-demand car request service Uber launched a line of Black Cars and SUVs in New Orleans. Since last year, the company has been receiving both praise and backlash for its efforts to legally operate in the city. Below is the announcement email from Uber: Bring out the trumpets and tune up the sax! […]

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Infographic: Up in the Air? The Future of Cloud Computing

| September 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
Infographic: Up in the Air? The Future of Cloud Computing

Do you remember the first time that someone explained to you what exactly the “cloud” was? Did it seem to you like some sort of abstract concept that was going to take years to perfect? For many, it did. But the fact that it was so abstract has proven to be cloud technology’s main strength: […]

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How to Successfully Invent and License Your Product in 5 Steps

| September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
How to Successfully Invent and License Your Product in 5 Steps

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. Do you have an invention or idea? Here’s what you need to know to bring it to life! This week’s IDEAinstitute was led by Lisa Lloyd, an expert in inventing and licensing with over twenty years of experience. Lloyd presented five steps to successfully invent […]

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Protecting Trade Secrets Furnished To The Government

| September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
Protecting Trade Secrets Furnished To The Government

Author Whit Rayner is a partner in the Jones Walker law firm’s Jackson office and is a member of the Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He is also a contributor to at  Trade Secret Insider, which chronicles legal insights on trade secrets, non-competes, computer fraud and confidential data theft. This article was originally posted on tradesecretsinsider.com.  Picture […]

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Software Developers Create Custom Map of Louisiana Losing Land

| September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
Software Developers Create Custom Map of Louisiana Losing Land

Appropriately called the Losing Ground Project, three men have teamed up to release a custom version of Google maps to show land loss in Louisiana, along with an accompanying story. The story was written by Bob Marshall of The Lens, data reporting, maps and design by Al Shaw of ProPublica and Brian Jacobs of Knight-Mozilla Open News. The now […]

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The Idea Village Announces 10 New Startup Ventures for IDEAx Accelerator

| September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Idea Village Announces 10 New Startup Ventures for IDEAx Accelerator

On July 28th, the entrepreneurial hub in New Orleans The Idea Village launched their annual Entrepreneur Season, which is action-packed with workshops, accelerator programs, networking events and cumulates with New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) each spring. The 6th annual IDEAx accelerator program (formerly IDEAxcelerator) has just announced the 10 New Orleans-based startup ventures that will […]

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Protecting Your IP for the Future

| September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)
Protecting Your IP for the Future

Louisianans enjoy an abundance of economic opportunities across a wide range of technologies and business.  The entertainment industry, including film, digital media, and live performances has blossomed in our state to a point where we are now internationally recognized as a production location for these endeavors. Software development, particularly in the financial industry, and healthcare […]

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Developer Releases Alarm Clock App That Doesn’t Stop Until You’re Actually Out of Bed

| September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)
Developer Releases Alarm Clock App That Doesn’t Stop Until You’re Actually Out of Bed

What if snoozing through your alarm was a thing of the past? A brand new app has emerged from a development startup in New Orleans that was designed to make you never be late again. The UHP Alarm Clock uses location data to make sure you actually wake up when you’re supposed to. It’s an […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Angel Investors

| September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)
10 Things You Need to Know About Angel Investors

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. Listen up all you entrepreneurs out there! Have you heard about 1 Million Cups? If not, you need to know. It’s a super cool group that brings together entrepreneurial communities in different cities across the country every Wednesday from 9am-10am. Each week, the 1 Million […]

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Week in Review: September 15, 2014

| September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)
Week in Review: September 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: LSU and Governor Jindal Reveal Plans for Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center Louisiana State University (LSU) and Gov. Bobby Jindal have announced the creation of the LSU Transformational Technology […]

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