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  • Collision, America's Fastest Growing Tech Conference, By the Numbers

    Collision, America’s Fastest Growing Tech Conference, By the Numbers

    | April 29, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Collision is America’s fastest growing tech conference created by the team behind Web Summit. This week, from April 26-28, the conference was in New Orleans for the first time ever following a move from Las Vegas. Last year Collision grew to over 7,500 attendees from more than 50 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world’s […]

  • Who Will Be Named the Best Startup at Collision?

    Who Will Be Named the Best Startup at Collision?

    | April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Today is the last day of Collision Conference in New Orleans. Launch Pad and partners invited the top startups from Birmingham, Buffalo, Charleston, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, New Orleans and San Antonio to the Launch Pad PITCH competition.  Launch Pad PITCH company Rorus, Inc. has made it to the final PITCH for the chance to […]

  • An Open Letter to the New Orleans Tech Community

    An Open Letter to the New Orleans Tech Community

    | April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Over 18 percent of young people in New Orleans are referred to as “opportunity youth” – young adults aged 16-24 years who are disconnected from work or school. Tulane’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives estimates that this costs our city $360 million every year, and that “[e]ach percentage point reduction of opportunity youth in […]

  • Here's Why a NYC/SF Startup Vet is Bringing Part of His Company to NOLA

    Here’s Why a NYC/SF Startup Vet is Bringing Part of His Company to NOLA

    | April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

    This post by Dan Pierson, co-founder of SlingShot, originally appeared on the Launch Pad blog. There’s always a perfect moment to jump on a bandwagon. Too early, and you’ll put all of your energy into pushing the cart over a rutted road. Too late to join? Well, you might find the wagon’s full. This Tulane grad […]

  • Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans - and Why They Stay

    Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans – and Why They Stay

    | April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)

    This post by Jillian Firnhaber originally appeared on the LookFar blog. We’ll never again have to “know what it means to miss New Orleans”…because we decided to never leave. LookFar is interviewing transplants in tech and entrepreneurship on why they chose to call the Crescent City home. Share your story by emailing jillianf@lookfar.com.  Sean CarriganCEO, MobileQubes Hometown: Bethesda, […]

Collision, America’s Fastest Growing Tech Conference, By the Numbers

| April 29, 2016 | Comments (0)
Collision, America's Fastest Growing Tech Conference, By the Numbers

Collision is America’s fastest growing tech conference created by the team behind Web Summit. This week, from April 26-28, the conference was in New Orleans for the first time ever following a move from Las Vegas. Last year Collision grew to over 7,500 attendees from more than 50 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world’s […]

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Who Will Be Named the Best Startup at Collision?

| April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)
Who Will Be Named the Best Startup at Collision?

Today is the last day of Collision Conference in New Orleans. Launch Pad and partners invited the top startups from Birmingham, Buffalo, Charleston, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, New Orleans and San Antonio to the Launch Pad PITCH competition.  Launch Pad PITCH company Rorus, Inc. has made it to the final PITCH for the chance to […]

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An Open Letter to the New Orleans Tech Community

| April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)
An Open Letter to the New Orleans Tech Community

Over 18 percent of young people in New Orleans are referred to as “opportunity youth” – young adults aged 16-24 years who are disconnected from work or school. Tulane’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives estimates that this costs our city $360 million every year, and that “[e]ach percentage point reduction of opportunity youth in […]

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Here’s Why a NYC/SF Startup Vet is Bringing Part of His Company to NOLA

| April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)
Here's Why a NYC/SF Startup Vet is Bringing Part of His Company to NOLA

This post by Dan Pierson, co-founder of SlingShot, originally appeared on the Launch Pad blog. There’s always a perfect moment to jump on a bandwagon. Too early, and you’ll put all of your energy into pushing the cart over a rutted road. Too late to join? Well, you might find the wagon’s full. This Tulane grad […]

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Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans – and Why They Stay

| April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)
Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans - and Why They Stay

This post by Jillian Firnhaber originally appeared on the LookFar blog. We’ll never again have to “know what it means to miss New Orleans”…because we decided to never leave. LookFar is interviewing transplants in tech and entrepreneurship on why they chose to call the Crescent City home. Share your story by emailing jillianf@lookfar.com.  Sean CarriganCEO, MobileQubes Hometown: Bethesda, […]

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Corporate Insights, Cannabis, and Celebrations at Collision

| April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)
Corporate Insights, Cannabis, and Celebrations at Collision

New Orleans welcomed Collision, the fastest growing technology conference in America, for the first time ever earlier this week. Attendees include CEOs of both the world’s fastest growing startups and the world’s largest companies, alongside leading investors and media. The over 10,000 attendees descended on the city from all over the world from a wide […]

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4 Perfectionist Mistakes That Are Killing Your Presentations

| April 27, 2016 | Comments (0)
4 Perfectionist Mistakes That Are Killing Your Presentations

This post by John Nettles was originally published on the Louisiana Technology Park blog. Everyone knows that preparation is essential when it comes to effective entrepreneurial pitches or presentations. But are your perfectionistic tendencies actually ruining your chances of success? Recently at Tech Park Academy, public speaking guru Kenny Nguyen of Big Fish Presentationsshared his […]

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Entrepreneur Mortgage Finance Launches to Help Self-Employed Get Loans

| April 26, 2016 | Comments (0)
Entrepreneur Mortgage Finance Launches to Help Self-Employed Get Loans

Entrepreneur Mortgage Finance is a new company headquartered in New Orleans that works exclusively with mortgage-seekers who don’t fit the traditional lending mold. The venture, run by Chris Reade of the software development studio LookFar, was launched publicly earlier this week. “We take a balanced approach to financial review when making lending decisions,” explains Reade. […]

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New Orleans-Based VL Group Launches Music API During Collision Conference

| April 26, 2016 | Comments (0)
New Orleans-Based VL Group Launches Music API During Collision Conference

Today, the New Orleans-based VL Group has launched a patented music API and announced a partnership with a global music company. The music technology solutions company delivers unique music experiences with expertise, transparency and passion. Their team is behind the music stage at Collision Conference, happening now through Thursday, April 28 at the convention center […]

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IEEE to Host Future Leaders Forum in New Orleans

| April 25, 2016 | Comments (0)
IEEE to Host Future Leaders Forum in New Orleans

IEEE-USA’s Future Leaders Forum is coming to New Orleans July 28-30, 2016.  The forum provides a learning, growing and networking opportunity for attendees. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of technology. The Future Leaders Forum focused on early career technology innovators and thinkers. Attendees will meet […]

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