Adriana Lopez may be a familiar name as she writes a weekly column for Silicon Bayou and NOLAvie covering entrepreneurship. She completed high school at the Academy of the Sacred Heart and graduated from Tulane with a degree in French.
She also provides PR and media services to companies throughout Greater New Orleans through her firm, Generation New Orleans, Inc. (Gen NOLA). Gen NOLA is focused on assisting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and emerging artists become well recognized and established within the community.
On the weekends Adriana can usually be caught sipping cocktails, enjoying local jazz music, and hanging out by the pool. Follow her on twitter @GenNOLA.
|What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?
Hmmm so many exciting things. However, I can honestly say that I am truly lucky to have access to platforms that allow me to write about entrepreneurship in the city. I feel like I play a role in helping industries and businesses grow, connecting people in the community, and contributing to the economic development of New Orleans.
If you wrote a regular column for Silicon Bayou News what would it be about and what would you name it?
Adriana. That’s all.
If you could win any award in the world, which would you be most proud to possess?
If you were stuck on an elevator for two hours, what one person (dead or alive) would you chooce to be stuck with?
The living one.
IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?
If you had to pick a drink to describe yourself (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) what would it be?
Champagne, specifically Andre. Specifically, when it’s on sale for $3.99 at Breaux Mart.
Tell us about your biggest failure.
I don’t fail.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Watch football, eat, and write. Simultaneously.
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This answer always changes, but right at this moment I want Rally’s. So, a Rally burger.
If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?
1920’s – I love The Great Gatsby
What are you most excited about happening on the Silicon Bayou that you aren’t directly involved in?
Besides the growth of so many new industries in New Orleans, I am genuinely excited to see that so many entrepreneurs are reaching major goals this year. I think SENO is making huge strides with the opening of HUB NOLA and expansion of their program, and I look forward to what The Idea Village has in store for the upcoming 2012 Entrepreneur Season as well.