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The Original Crowdfunding: The Registered Public Offering

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Original Crowdfunding: The Registered Public Offering

This post originally appeared on graffagninilaw.com “Crowdfunding” is the new buzzword for raising capital through the public. You may have friends or family who have used it to solicit investment in their latest “million dollar idea”, or maybe you’ve tried to get your next great business off the ground using the various crowdfunding platforms. Even […]

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Five Women Entrepreneurs Rocking the New Orleans Startup Scene

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)
Five Women Entrepreneurs Rocking the New Orleans Startup Scene

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 19th, we are highlighting some of New Orleans’ own female entrepreneurs. And while we love to highlight all of our entrepreneurs doing awesome things, today, is about giving the ladies some love! Although this post is not […]

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Louisiana Corporate Law Gets an Overhaul

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)
Louisiana Corporate Law Gets an Overhaul

Louisiana is getting a brand new corporations law, but to practitioners and businesses incorporated in other states, it might look strangely familiar.  Act No. 328 of the Regular Legislative Session, signed into law earlier this year by Governor Jindal, will replace Louisiana’s current Business Corporations Law, La. R.S. 12:1 et seq., with a brand new […]

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Forum Selection Clause Causes Roadblock In Trade Secret Case

| November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)
Forum Selection Clause Causes Roadblock In Trade Secret Case

About the author: PJ Kee is an associate at the Jones Walker law firm in New Orleans. He and a few colleagues recently launched 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. ————————————————————————————————————————————– The recent decision in Wellogix, Inc. v. SAP America, Inc., […]

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Veteran Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for Program That Culminates at Entrepreneur Week

| November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
Veteran Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for Program That Culminates at Entrepreneur Week

VetLaunch is a non-profit organization devoted to providing resources to veterans that will help them effectively make the change from military to civilian life. Earlier this month, the organization launched a brand new initiative, the VetLaunch Accelerator designed specifically for veterans, launched in partnership with The Idea Village. The nine week accelerator program will cover […]

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New Initiative Wants to Bring Expats Back into Louisiana Workforce

| November 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
New Initiative Wants to Bring Expats Back into Louisiana Workforce

Come Home, Louisiana is an initiative by Louisiana Economic Development that celebrates the state’s unique blend of economic growth, cultural diversity and quality of life. The initiative encourages expats to move back to Louisiana for the available job opportunities, which can be found and filled on behalf of with the help of LouisianaJobConnection.com, a brand […]

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Keeping the Startup Mentality Alive

| November 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
Keeping the Startup Mentality Alive

If you have the entrepreneurial fire burning within you, you probably have a vision of what that big dream will look like someday in all its manifested glory. Maybe it’s growing your company enough to require a building the size of a football field, or reaching an IPO. Whatever the vision, you’ve certainly thought about […]

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Connected Car Meetup Coming to New Orleans, Sponsored by Vinli and Launch Pad

| November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
Connected Car Meetup Coming to New Orleans, Sponsored by Vinli and Launch Pad

New Orleans is in for a treat. On Wednesday, November 19, the first local meetup will kick off the emerging space known as #ConnectedCar. The meetup is sponsored by Vinli, a connected car platform that enables developers to create applications and services for consumers, and the local coworking space and entrepreneurial hub Launch Pad. As […]

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Week in Review: November 17, 2014

| November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
Week in Review: November 17, 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: Chase Announces BioInnovation and Health Sciences Grants Totaling $500,000 in New Orleans JEDCO Launches Third Annual Entrepreneur Pitch Competition to Debut Companies During Entrepreneur Week Kickstarter CREATE Initiative Wants to […]

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Meetup Alert: Startups and Supercomputing Collide at New STEM Meetup on November 17

| November 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Meetup Alert: Startups and Supercomputing Collide at New STEM Meetup on November 17

StartupHPC is a community initiative that is launching in New Orleans on Monday (November 17). The new organization  aims to link Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) practitioners and high performance computing (HPC) startups to investors and industry. The hope is that this will “fuel the critical velocity and visibility to the vast contributions, creativity […]

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