The 2016 Silicon Bayou 100 is the sixth annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. The list is compiled by you, the community, through an anonymous nomination process.
Over the next two weeks we will be sharing the bios of each of the 100 in alphabetical order. Meet group 2 below:
Ben founded the medical device firm, Bioceptive, along with Shuchi Khurana in 2010. Bioceptive is a venture-backed firm currently developing a patent-pending IUD insertion device. He holds a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and certificates in various aspects of women’s health and contraception. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Billy is the co-founder and CEO of Be Well Nutrition, makers of the ICONIC protein healthy lifestyle beverage. Over the years since launching the first line, he has a significant amount of capital that has been used to expand the drink line’s presence in stores across the country. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Blair joined the growing public relations firm AR|PR to head up the New Orleans office in late 2013 as the Vice President and has since been promoted to SVP. Over the last year few years, the company has added several employees and won even more awards. Blair is also a member of local professional organizations, Net2.0 as well as Baton Rouge Social Media Club. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
While Blake is definitely most known for being the man behind New Orleans t-shirt brand Dirty Coast, he also is involved with other ventures. For the last few years, he has been the Chief Marketing Officer at Locally.com, which uses patent-pending technology to bring together brands, local retailers, and enthusiasts into an entirely new way to shop online. Blake is also the creative director at The Canary Collective. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Robert or “Bobby” is the CEO of Geocent, an information technology and engineering services company headquartered in New Orleans.The company is working with government and commercial clients throughout the United States. Since its formation in 2008, Geocent has grown more than 400% and added over 200 IT and engineering professionals. On LinkedIn.
Along with fellow Tulane graduate Joe McMenemon, Brendan founded ChapterSpot to solve the problems of group management. ChapterSpot’s online application allows groups (initially fraternities and sororities) to communicate efficiently, collect membership dues, share important files, maintain a member database and design a website all on one platform. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Music licensing and interactive media professional Brent McCrossen is the Founder and current CEO of Audiosocket in addition to founding Interface Booking and Mgt back in 2001. As a music industry entrepreneur, he has already been highly successful with Audiosocket, building relationships with MTV, NBC, ABC, Disney and many more within the last few years. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Charles is the founder and CEO of Scandy, a software company developing innovative 3d-scan to 3d-print applications for mobile devices. He is also a former board member of tasc Performance, an Equity Member at Johnson Rice, LLC, and an alum of UNC-Chapel Hill and the business school at Tulane. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Charlie is an experienced entrepreneur with a focus on education, technology, publishing, media and public policy. He is the current President of MasteryPrep and small business incubator and consulting firm Liquid Ventures. Charlie has also launched Prodigy Health Insurance, the US Leadership Foundation and managed the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference. On LinkedIn.
Chris moved to New Orleans a few years ago and started Apptitude, a full-service app development studio based out of the co-working space Beta. Chris and his team make apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android, and recently launched three new apps: Hotel St Helene, Melrose Mansion, and Hotel Royal. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.