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 6 below:
Kenneth is the founder and CEO of iSeatz, a company providing integrated transaction and booking engines to travel providers worldwide. Their customer lists includes Air Canada, Amtrak, CitiBank, Delta Air Lines, KLM, MasterCard and Northwest Airlines. iSeatz continues to grow and prosper with a team of over 50 employees. On LinkedIn.
Kenny Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Big Fish Presentations, a company whose mantra is “turning presentations into experiences.” Kenny and his team work daily with clients nationwide, from Fortune 100 level to startups, providing high quality presentation design, training, and creative video. He also spoke at a TEDxLSU event in 2013 about the art of saying no. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Kerry W. Kirby
Kerry is an entrepreneur and technology innovator. He is the founder and CEO of New Orleans-based 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Kerry has propelled 365 Connect from a scrappy bootstrapped startup to an internationally recognized company, which has won dozens of technology awards. He is known for his generous support of the New Orleans technology community. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
As a lifelong entrepreneur, Kevin has been involved in a number of ventures and organizations. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization to include serving as the state chapter president, national president, and chair of the global board. Kevin is also on the advisory board of Global Entrepreneurship Week. On LinkedIn.
Kevin has been heavily involved in the local startup and entrepreneurial scene ever since moving to New Orleans years ago. He was formerly an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Idea Village. He launched his company trepwise, an impact consulting firm, in 2013 to help local and national businesses. Kevin and his team have served more than 500 entrepreneurs collectively. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
KG is the CEO of Quarrio, a company that started in California and has made its way to New Orleans. Quarrio is a software company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to make it easy for average business users to do advanced reporting and analytics without learning any new skills. KG is also an advisor and board member at several companies including QuantPrice and LendStreet Financial. On LinkedIn.
In 2007, Kirk took his passion for brewing beer and turned it into the NOLA Brewing company with his business partner Peter Caddoo. Since then Kirk has participated in the Idea Village entrepreneurial assistance programs and has been supporting other entrepreneurs ever since. Years ago, he used Rebirth Financial’s lending program to launch a new canning line at the Tchoupitoulas brewery. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Kris is manager of the New Orleans BioFund, which provides capital to businesses in Louisiana with a goal to encourage private and philanthropic investment, diversify the local economy, and extend growth opportunities to businesses. Throughout his professional career, he has had experience working for both multi-national and community-based financial institutions such as IBERIABANK and Capital One. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Kristen, who is passionate about combining interactive technologies with premium content to empower audiences, is the co-founder and CEO of Spectrum Interactive (formerly Tutti Dynamics). The team has developed a highly interactive, online training platform used by organizations where quality instruction, hands-on training, and compliance are essential. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Lina Alfieri Stern
Lina is an integral part of the entrepreneurial community in New Orleans as the Director of Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University. Prior to her current position, she worked in the Freeman school in various capacities for the last twenty years, proving both her expertise in leadership and her dedication to Tulane. On LinkedIn.