Matt is an example of a born-again New Orleanian. After growing up in New Orleans he left for greener pastures, but he was recently able to return and dove head first into bringing the city into the digital age. He provided valuable new-media upgrades to the City Business website while employed there before migrating to the team at GNO, Inc. Matt is now working on new platforms for GNO to spread the good word about the Silicon Bayou. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Matt Candler is CEO of 4.0 Schools – a school launch and support organization committed to closing the achievement gap in the Southeastern United States (www.4pt0.org). In 2006, Matt joined New Schools for New Orleans as its first CEO and built a team whose human capital and school launch efforts are considered some of the most innovative and successful in the nation. Matt is chairman of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, a board member of Building Excellent Schools, and co-founder of the New Orleans teacher support community – www.closingthenolagap.org. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Erich Rapp is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. As a matter of legal public service, Erich is an expert in and a long time advocate of the restoration of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. See Erich’s blog at www.louisianacoastalwetlands.com. Erich is also a founder of the Louisiana Internet Software and Technology Association (LISTA), which is a trade association providing public policy and government affairs assistance and also assistance with state and local business incentives to member companies. See www.listablog.org. . On LinkedIn.
Yes, “Team Capdeville” was actually nominated for the list. We think the original nomination says it best: “No, I’m not joking. The team at Capdeville have provided many of the people that will end up in your final list a venue to convene, come up with great ideas, and socialize. Both the venue and atmosphere created are perhaps even more important than many of the local tech-meetups which, actually, they have also supported both financially as sponsors or just by opening their doors.” The management team in James & Sean and the entire staff at Capdeville are considered as important as therapists to many in the downtown New Orleans entrepreneurial community. We frequently hear people referring to it as, “the Cheers of the DDD: where everybody knows your name.” On Facebook. On Twitter.
Tom Fischmann is Body Evolution’s CEO and co-founder and leads the team developing the first scalable platform for advancing body image from the domain of research into the commercial marketplace. He has been involved in interactive media startups since the early ’90s, including his co-founding of Ninth House, which set the standard for online Leadership and Management eLearning. In Body Evolution he sees a symbiotic relationship between business, research and the community that can benefit from both.. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Liz Shephard is an advocate for environmental sustainability and the founder and operator of LifeCity. LifeCity is a membership-based organization that certifies eco-friendly businesses and connects them with consumers who want to shop green. Liz has been active in the Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans and was an integral part of the recent “Green the Gras” competition. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Kerry is the CEO of 365 Connect, a New Orleans based company he founded in 2003. 365 Connect has since developed and deployed one of the most interactive and robust Internet platforms in the multifamily housing industry. Kerry is a contributor and wrote the foreword to Real Estate v2.0: A Professional’s Guide to Dynamic Websites, Blogs, and Podcasts, has been featured on Sustainable 1000 Radio and is a frequent contributor on the Multifamily Conference Series Webcast Program. On Twitter.
Crescent Unmanned Systems builds small multirotor and fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Systems for law enforcement applications as well as civilan aerial photography and videography. That might sound like a lot of mumbo-jumbo, but they are basically flying robots/drones that take pictures. Founded by Charles, Aaron & Mark, Crescent Unmanned has been growing rapidly and we expect to see a lot more innovation from this team in the future. Check out videos of their products in action by clicking here. @CrescentUAV on Twitter. Charles on LinkedIn. Aaron on LinkedIn.
Alyson (Aly) Kilday is a recent transplant who has taken the design world by storm with her partner, John Clark IV. Through their company, Hop and Jaunt, and their travel connections they also started a New Orleans-segment of Meet, Plan,Go! career-break meetups. Read more about Aly on her SBN All About You post. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Liz “Money” Tuazon is a local social media celebrity. Through her various podcasts, tumblr, and twitter posts she talks about tech, fashion, and everything else you can think of. She’s currently a Health IT Consultant for Intellect Resources and she keeps New Orleans techies up to date on the latest news via NewOrleansTech.net‘s #bangitoutshow. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
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