The 2017 Silicon Bayou 100 is the annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana over the last year. The list is compiled by 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. View the full Silicon Bayou 100 here and 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 80 employees. On LinkedIn.
Kenny Nguyen is the CEO and founder of ThreeSixtyEight, a marketing agency based in Baton Rouge. The company also produces the community conference Assembly Required and runs the presentation company Big Fish Presentations. 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.
Kimberly Walker LaGrue
Kimberly currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the City of New Orleans and head of the Information Technology and Innovation department. She is the first woman ever appointed to the position and has over 25 years of experience in IT operations, telecommunications and data management. On LinkedIn.
As CEO of LA New Product Development Team, Konstantin works with a cross-functional organization of engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs to facilitate innovation and business development efforts of inventors, start-ups, and established companies by providing them product design, prototyping, and marketing services. The company is based in Shreveport. On LinkedIn.
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.
Kyle is a Loyola University graduate and the founder of Feelgoodz, a casual footwear brand based on principles of comfort, craft, and discovery. The decade-old company is headquartered in North Carolina, but Kyle recently moved back to New Orleans and is involved in the local entrepreneurial community. He spoke at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in 2017. 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.