The 2018 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 week we will be sharing the bios of each of the 100 in alphabetical order. View the full Silicon Bayou 100 here and meet group 2 below.
As founder and president of the Baton Rouge-based design and software company Envoc, Calvin helps bring a better reality to clients and team through creativity and productivity. He calls himself a Senior Analyst and Architect of small, fast-moving creative and technology company with extensive experience in helping you pay down Technical Debt. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Calvin is the founder of STEM NOLA, a New Orleans-based non-profit organization that grows future innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics engagement. He wears many hats, and is also the Senior Vice President at Golden Leaf Energy, and the President and CEO of Channel ZerO Group. On LinkedIn.
Cambria has been on the 4.0 Schools team for the last eight years, most recently in the role of Director of Pipeline Development. The organization connects, coaches and invests in people to test new learning spaces and tools with students and families in their local communities. They have worked with countless education over the years through various fellowship programs and Cambria helps lead that charge. On LinkedIn.
Since moving to New Orleans in 2011, Carol has held several positions in the New Orleans entrepreneurial ecosystem, including Entrepreneur-In-Residence at The Idea Village. She is now the founding executive director of the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) where she helps develop the careers of those interested in culinary and hospitality industries. On LinkedIn.
Formerly the community manager at code school Tech Talent South, Cassandra transitioned into her new role as community manager at co-working space Launch Pad in 2018. Her mission is to promote the entrepreneurial and startup community in New Orleans. Cassandra is also the founder of The Modern HR where she helps businesses fill their human resource needs. On LinkedIn.
Catherine supports New Orleans area entrepreneurs at Propeller, a hub for social innovation in the city. She is the manager of marketing and communications where she helps tell the stories of the hundreds of entrepreneurs tied to the organization, both through its incubator workspace and accelerator programs. On LinkedIn.
As one half of the Where Y’art team, Catherine helps users discover, shop, and experience the best of New Orleans art through the online platform. Where Y’art curates an online gallery where you can meet over 100 New Orleans artists — from painters to sculptors, craftsmen and jewelry designers — discover their passions and learn their stories. The company just celebrated its five year anniversary. On LinkedIn.
Charles E. Allen, IV
Charles is the founder of Riptide Investments, a greater New Orleans area based corporate strategy, strategic business development, investment management advisory and consulting firm. He has experience with building small businesses to middle-market companies. On LinkedIn.
As president and CEO of Servato, which provides a Platform-as-a-Service solution for remote DC power management in industrial settings, Chris considers himself a growth-oriented executive with the experience to back it up. He also is involved in Gotointerview.com as an investor and board member, and was previously an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at The Idea Village. On LinkedIn.
Chris is the founder and CEO of Waitr, the fast-growing food delivery app service that had several big announces in 2018. Waitr was acquired by billionaire investor Tilman Fertitta, and later in the year acquired a similar startup called Bite Squad. Chris has a long track record with startups, and over the last few decades has founded or been a part of five companies. On LinkedIn.