Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories published on Silicon Bayou News since September 1st:
New Orleans Downtown Development District Launches “Downtown NOLA Works” Website: The Downtown Development District (DDD) recently launched a new website, Downtown NOLA Works. The site features successful and eclectic business people, service providers, creative entrepreneurs and residents. According to the DDD website, “[Downtown NOLA Works] profiles the people behind some of our city’s most successful companies and initiatives, and lets them tell you directly why Downtown works for them and why this city inspires them in everything they do.”
Bideo Auctions Photos and Videos to Media Outlets: Pike Barkerding’s New Orleans-based Bideo combines eBay with YouTube. It provides users with a means to auction their news-worthy videos and images to the highest bidder. When an individual captures an important event, instead of posting it Vimeo, YouTube, or any other free video-hosting site, they can instead offer it to Bideo, protect it with a watermark, and then auction the exclusive rights to publish it to competing news outlets.
September Net2NO Recap: The Tools to Scale: The September Net Squared New Orleans (Net2NO) monthly meet-up featured local entrepreneurs Neel Sus (Susco Solutions and Touch Studios), Chris Schultz and Peter Bodenheimer (Voodoo Ventures and Flatsourcing) sharing the web applications they use in their businesses. Together the panelists provided insight into what to look for in choosing applications and their reasons for choosing particular products for marketing, sales, project management, and running a business.
Tech Startup PollBob Overcomes Challenges in Burgeoning NOLA Startup Community: The entrepreneurial scene in New Orleans is burgeoning with new companies. The New Orleans-based PollBob, an integrated website and iPhone application designed to provide real-time, on-the-go community polling data, has found the local entrepreneurial experience both challenging and rewarding.
Call For Speakers: Tribecon, Local Interactive Conference Due September 15th: Tribecon is a one day conference focused on building strong communities and leveraging online tools to create powerful movements. The theme of the one day interactive conference alongside the VOODOO Music Experience this year is “Unplugged” and it will take place on October 27th, 2011 at City Park. The call for speakers is currently open and will close on September 15th with speaker notification by September 30th.
Fashion Startup Jolie and Elizabeth Featured in Inc. Magazine: Jolie Benson and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey, the two founders of the New Orleans-based fashion startup Jolie and Elizabeth, are featured this month in Inc. Magazine. The story focuses on the founder’s return to New Orleans, the issues they had to overcome in starting a fashion company, and their current success. Every item of Jolie & Elizabeth clothing has a “Made in Louisiana” label sewn into it.