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.
Last but not least, meet group 10 below:
Since 2004 Stephen has been working his way up the ranks of the Louisiana Technology Park, where he is now the Executive Director. Outside of LA Tech Park, Stephen is involved in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, RIO, and the broader entrepreneurial world around the Silicon Bayou. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Visual artist and entrepreneur Stirling is the founder and creative director of KREWE, a New Orleans based and culturally inspired independent eyewear company that celebrates individual style with modern, iconic frames. Prior to KREWE, he ran his own photography company for a decade. On LinkedIn.
Since 2010, Dr. Sinha has been the CEO of the research and development company InnoGenomics. He has been an Adjunct Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Tulane Medical Center for an astonishing 31 years. He is known for his expertise in genetics, molecular biology, laboratory work, and much more. On LinkedIn.
Tim is co-founder and former President and of The Idea Village, a nonprofit with a mission to create economic and social change in New Orleans through innovation and entrepreneurship. He is now the President of the digital media company NOLA Media Group. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Travis is a serial entrepreneur currently involved in several ventures, including the hackathon production company CODEMKRS, the Airbnb for bathrooms called Airpnp, Stealth Incubator, and Skrapps. He splits his time between New Orleans and Los Angeles and also makes investments through his namesake firm Travis Laurendine Investments. On LinkedIn.
After years of preparation, Trey launched GLO in 2015, the airline that seeks to provide the underserved Gulf and Mid-South regions with fast, comfortable and convenient air service. The airline took its first flight in November and currently serves New Orleans, Little Rock, Shreveport, and Memphis. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Victoria Adams Phipps
As the director of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, Victoria is responsible for the strategy and execution of the entire event, producing and managing curated experiences through dynamic content delivery, partnerships, brand alignments, interactive demos, and social opportunities for the ecosystem. On LinkedIn.
For the last four years, Wan has been the CEO of Smoothie King, a New Orleans area company that has stores in 32 states, the Caymans, Singapore and the Republic of Korea. In 2015, the company was ranked the #1 smoothie franchise on Entrepreneur’s 36th annual Franchise 500 list – marking the 21st year the brand has occupied the number one spot and #86 overall. On LinkedIn.
Through her role as founder and CEO of GetOnlineNOLA, Wendy is bringing websites to businesses that need them in a way that they can afford. She is also on the Board of Directors of Women in Technology, and is a founding member of the New Orleans chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Will took years of technical experience and entrepreneurial experiences and harnessed his knowledge into a successful search engine marketing and optimization firm, Search Influence. The rapidly growing firm recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary and moved to a new office in downtown New Orleans. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.