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  • Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship & Unraveling the Layers of Diversity

    Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship & Unraveling the Layers of Diversity

    | January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

    This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. This month on #IDEAinsider, we set out to explore what diversity in entrepreneurship means. What we found is that while entrepreneurship in itself is daunting and difficult, being a minority entrepreneur presents its own challenges. We discovered a compelling theme among a group of entrepreneurs […]

  • Week in Review: January 26, 2015

    Week in Review: January 26, 2015

    | January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

    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: The Idea Village Unveils Plans for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Codemkrs Connects International Disaster Conference & Expo to First Hackathon New Orleans Women in Technology to Host Website Bootcamp with […]

  • Goods Eggs Lays Off 15% of Staff Across the Country

    Goods Eggs Lays Off 15% of Staff Across the Country

    | January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Good Eggs, an online grocery store that offers locally grown and prepared food, has announced that they laid off 15% of staff on Wednesday, January 21st. The company operations its “farmers market meets grocery store” service in four locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Area, New Orleans and Brooklyn. Founders Rob Spiro, Alon Salant […]

  • The Idea Village Unveils Plans for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

    The Idea Village Unveils Plans for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

    | January 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Local leaders gathered on Tuesday evening (January 20) to announce plans for the 7th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), produced by The Idea Village in partnership with many other organizations. NOEW is the annual festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and advanced thinking. The festival of entrepreneurship will shift from primarily daytime events to many scheduled […]

  • Codemkrs Connects International Disaster Conference & Expo to First Hackathon

    Codemkrs Connects International Disaster Conference & Expo to First Hackathon

    | January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Codemkrs, a New Orleans-based hackathon event organizer, has teamed up with the International Disaster Conference & EXPO (IDCE) for the inaugural #DisasterTech hackathon, held in conjunction with the conference February 7th and 8th. #DisasterTech is currently seeking developers, designers and practitioners working in public safety-related fields to participate in the 24-hour event. Codemkrs is dedicated […]

Zlien Formalizes Partnership with Billtrust to Help Get Businesses Paid Faster

| January 30, 2015 | Comments (1)
Zlien Formalizes Partnership with Billtrust to Help Get Businesses Paid Faster

Zlien is a cloud-based platform that automates the lien process for the construction industry. The New Orleans-based company has announced a partnership with Billtrust, a provider of automated invoice-to-cash solutions based out of New Jersey. Billtrust and zlien will begin cooperative marketing and education efforts in February. One of the first plans moving forward will […]

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Over $10,000 Granted to Three Social Ventures at PitchNOLA 2015: Community Solutions

| January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)
Over $10,000 Granted to Three Social Ventures at PitchNOLA 2015: Community Solutions

Every year, Propeller, the social innovation hub and accelerator, hosts  PitchNOLA 2015: Community Solutions, a live business pitch competition that asks New Orleanians to explain how they plan to drive progress in their community. The event was held last night (January 28) in partnership with Tulane University’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching and A.B. […]

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LSU Launches Digital Media Arts and Engineering Program

| January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)
LSU Launches Digital Media Arts and Engineering Program

Digital media and technology are the fastest growing sectors in Louisiana. To meet the growing statewide workforce development need, Louisiana State University (LSU) has launched the state’s first professional master’s program in Digital Media Arts and Engineering (DMAE). Plans for the two year, interdisciplinary program were originally announced towards the end of 2013. Students will […]

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Dinner Lab Launches in Baton Rouge, Now in 25 Markets

| January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
Dinner Lab Launches in Baton Rouge, Now in 25 Markets

Dinner Lab is a New Orleans-based social dining experiment that pairs up-and-coming chefs with adventurous club members in cities across the country for a surprise location and delicious dinner. A video released by the company explains, “Dinner Lab is a dining experience liberated. No assigned seating, no flashy table dressing, and no restaurant. Our events […]

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NO/LA Angel Network Invests $1 Million in Three Local Startups

| January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
NO/LA Angel Network Invests $1 Million in Three Local Startups

The NO/LA Angel Network (NO/LAAN) is one of the fastest growing angel networks of all time, and was founded just under one year ago. The 90 member group only invests in companies based in Louisiana or that have a Louisiana nexus. The Network hopes to drive economic development and create jobs throughout the state. Founder […]

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MHM Urgent Care Acquires Three Medical Clinics in New Orleans Region

| January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
MHM Urgent Care Acquires Three Medical Clinics in New Orleans Region

Millennium Healthcare Management (MHM) Urgent Care has the largest network of fully-equipped Urgent Care Centers in southeast Louisiana. The company, founded in 2006, now has 16 locations in the region after recently acquiring the East Jefferson Occupational Medicine Clinics in Metairie and Kenner and the St. Charles Occupational Medicine Clinic in Luling. Every urgent care […]

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Bioceptive Receives FDA Clearance for First Medical Device

| January 27, 2015 | Comments (0)
Bioceptive Receives FDA Clearance for First Medical Device

Bioceptive is a New Orleans-based women’s health company developing innovative medical devices for a variety of gynecological procedures. Their first product, a suction cervical retractor, has just received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Preparations for clearance process can take years. The company excited to announce it expects to begin a […]

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Music Video Production Boot Camp Seeking Student Teams to Pair with Local Bands

| January 27, 2015 | Comments (0)
Music Video Production Boot Camp Seeking Student Teams to Pair with Local Bands

The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) has announced a unique opportunity for both students and musicians in the area. Music Video Production Boot Camp will pick three teams of students to pair Student teams will learn how to produce top-quality music videos for their respective bands. NOVAC has also partnered with WWOZ to narrow […]

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Deadline Approaching for Annual Tulane Business Model Competition

| January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
Deadline Approaching for Annual Tulane Business Model Competition

After hosting one of the region’s premiere college business plan competitions for 14 years, the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association (TEA) completely redesigned the contest last year to better reward the practical aspects of what make startups successful – the ability to rapidly adapt to customers’ needs. The 2015 Tulane Business Model Competition is offering up more […]

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Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship & Unraveling the Layers of Diversity

| January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship & Unraveling the Layers of Diversity

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. This month on #IDEAinsider, we set out to explore what diversity in entrepreneurship means. What we found is that while entrepreneurship in itself is daunting and difficult, being a minority entrepreneur presents its own challenges. We discovered a compelling theme among a group of entrepreneurs […]

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