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  • FitLot Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Flagship Fitness Park

    FitLot Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Flagship Fitness Park

    | August 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

    FitLot, the New Orleans-based nonprofit dedicated to building a network of outdoor fitness parks throughout the city and beyond, has crowdfunding campaign through the site designed specifically for nonprofits, CommitChange. The funds raised through the campaign will go towards building the first of many fitness parks in the area. The first park will be a […]

  • Propeller Announces Newest Startups to Join Expanded Accelerator

    Propeller Announces Newest Startups to Join Expanded Accelerator

    | August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Propeller, the New Orleans-based incubator and accelerator focused on launching solutions to the city’s biggest challenges, has announced its newest cohort. Nearly  30 entrepreneurial ventures are slated to participate in Propeller’s expanded accelerator program, which now covers food security, water management, healthcare and education equity. Meet the newest cohort below: Food Security 9th Ward Market […]

  • New Orleans BioInnovation Center Seeking Applications for Statewide BioChallenge

    New Orleans BioInnovation Center Seeking Applications for Statewide BioChallenge

    | August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

    The New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) is now accepting applications for the fourth annual BioChallenge pitch competition. The business incubator is seeking life sciences startups based in Louisiana. Companies are eligible if they are developing a technology in the life sciences, such as biotechnology, healthcare, environmental science, advanced materials, or other industries. “Summaries will be […]

  • New Orleans-Based Dinner Lab Raises $7 Million Series A

    New Orleans-Based Dinner Lab Raises $7 Million Series A

    | August 19, 2015 | Comments (1)

    Now in 30 cities across the country, the membership-based supper club Dinner Lab has no intention of stopping. The company has just announced a completed Series A round of $7 million. The recent funding follows a crowdfunding round of $2 million raised last December, which was raised directly by reaching out to Dinner Lab members.. […]

  • The Idea Village Announces Three New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for 2016 Season

    The Idea Village Announces Three New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for 2016 Season

    | August 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

    As a hub for entrepreneurial activity in New Orleans, The Idea Village is host to a number of accelerator programs for areas such as energy, digital media and scalable businesses. Each year, the organization brings in experts in their fields, known as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, to provide startup consulting and help shape the participating entrepreneurs throughout the […]

New Orleans-Based Servato Announces Latest Funding Round

| August 31, 2015 | Comments (0)
New Orleans-Based Servato Announces Latest Funding Round

New Orleans-based Servato Corp. has announced a recent funding round led by ATCO Investment Company (ATCO) alongside the Louisiana Fund, Fibrebond Corporation, other North Louisiana family offices and the NOLA Angel Network. Servato develops Active Battery Management System (ABMS) which manages, monitors, and charges lead acid batteries used for backup or reserve power in industrial […]

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Week in Review: August 31, 2015

| August 31, 2015 | Comments (0)
Week in Review: August 31, 2015

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: Propeller Announces Newest Startups to Join Expanded Accelerator The Idea Village Reveals Inaugural NOLA100 Entrepreneurs FitLot Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Flagship Fitness Park Baton Rouge-Based Envoc Makes Inc. 5000 for […]

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Infographic: Jefferson Parish After Katrina

| August 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
Infographic: Jefferson Parish After Katrina

Earlier this week, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) sent out an email containing an infographic about the growth the Parish has seen since Hurricane Katrina. “Ten years later, Jefferson Parish is stronger than ever,” reveals the message. Jefferson Parish is home to the Churchill Business & Technology Park and hosts the annual JEDCO […]

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FitLot Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Flagship Fitness Park

| August 27, 2015 | Comments (0)
FitLot Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Flagship Fitness Park

FitLot, the New Orleans-based nonprofit dedicated to building a network of outdoor fitness parks throughout the city and beyond, has crowdfunding campaign through the site designed specifically for nonprofits, CommitChange. The funds raised through the campaign will go towards building the first of many fitness parks in the area. The first park will be a […]

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The Idea Village Reveals Inaugural NOLA100 Entrepreneurs

| August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
The Idea Village Reveals Inaugural NOLA100 Entrepreneurs

The Idea Village, a hub for entrepreneurship in New Orleans, has announced NOLA100, a list of drivers of the local ecosystem who have started ventures from 1999 onward. Each entrepreneur has also surpassed $1 million in sales and have been recognized as leaders on the entrepreneurial renaissance in New Orleans. By 2018, the city’s tricentennial, […]

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Baton Rouge-Based Envoc Makes Inc. 5000 for Second Year in a Row

| August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)
Baton Rouge-Based Envoc Makes Inc. 5000 for Second Year in a Row

Inc. Magazine publishes its annual Inc. 5000 list to recognize the fastest-growing privately held companies in the US. For the second year in a row, Baton Rouge design and software company Envoc made the list. The company is up 1,211 spots from last year’s #2,652 ranking. Rankings are based on annual revenue growth over the […]

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Propeller Announces Newest Startups to Join Expanded Accelerator

| August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)
Propeller Announces Newest Startups to Join Expanded Accelerator

Propeller, the New Orleans-based incubator and accelerator focused on launching solutions to the city’s biggest challenges, has announced its newest cohort. Nearly  30 entrepreneurial ventures are slated to participate in Propeller’s expanded accelerator program, which now covers food security, water management, healthcare and education equity. Meet the newest cohort below: Food Security 9th Ward Market […]

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Week in Review: August 24, 2015

| August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)
Week in Review: August 24, 2015

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: New Orleans-Based Dinner Lab Raises $7 Million Series A Dates Announced for Next New Orleans Startup Weekend Federated Sample Rebranded as Lucid New Orleans BioInnovation Center Seeking Applications for Statewide […]

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5 Things to Known When Building Your First App

| August 21, 2015 | Comments (0)
5 Things to Known When Building Your First App

About the author: Douglas Finley is a tech entrepreneur who is always building. SocialChomp and Starline Ventures take up most of his time. Follow him on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/finleydouglas. Understanding your design, implementation, marketing, and financial strategy is critical to your success. 1. Design If you have some design chops, you can design the app yourself. The logo and color scheme […]

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New Orleans BioInnovation Center Seeking Applications for Statewide BioChallenge

| August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)
New Orleans BioInnovation Center Seeking Applications for Statewide BioChallenge

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) is now accepting applications for the fourth annual BioChallenge pitch competition. The business incubator is seeking life sciences startups based in Louisiana. Companies are eligible if they are developing a technology in the life sciences, such as biotechnology, healthcare, environmental science, advanced materials, or other industries. “Summaries will be […]

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