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 9 below.
Peter is the host of the radio show called Out to Lunch that takes a deep dive into getting to know the stories behind New Orleans startups and businesses. He is also the founder of Burkenroad Reports, an investment research program at Tulane University, here is is a Senior Professor of Practice and a William B. Burkenroad, Jr. Clinical Professor.
In 2018, New Orleans entrepreneur Richard announced he was planning to host the city’s first cryptocurrency conference, Crypto Current Conference, this March. He also regularly hosts meetups throughout the city as well as a podcast featuring local businesses. Richard was previously part of The Idea Village’s accelerator cohort for his startup FollowMyCal. On LinkedIn.
Previously the Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Propeller, a hub for social innovation in New Orleans, Rob now runs the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane. He is also the co-founder and partner at strategy consulting firm Medora Ventures. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
For the last three years, Robert has been running Gigsy, a video and photography production company that offers the creativity and customization of a professional freelancer, with the scale and savvy of a full sized production studio. Gigsy also trains aspiring photographers and videographers from the New Orleans area. On LinkedIn.
Ross in the co-founder of Lagniappe Labs, a private company analysis data aggregate with information on privately funded companies. He is also involved in several other companies including Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Esperance Pharmaceuticals, and BVM Capital. On LinkedIn.
As former acting CEO of entrepreneur support organization The Idea Village, Sally oversaw New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, their accelerator cohort, and more up until summer 2018. She then transitioned into her role as Executive in Residence at Tulane’s Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, while still running her company called Sally Foreman Communications. On LinkedIn.
Samantha is a freelance journalist in New Orleans working mainly on data and investigative reporting. She is the co-organizer at the Hacks/Hackers New Orleans meetup, which combines hackers and journalists as reporting continues to go digital and Internet companies become media empires. On LinkedIn.
Sara is a Physical Scientist at Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. She is also the director and co-founder of Louisiana Women in Technology (LaWIT), a non-profit organization dedicated to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), providing career development opportunities for women in these fields. On LinkedIn.
Entrepreneur Scott Wolfe Jr. has been involved in many successful ventures to date. He was one of the founding members of the Wolfe Law Group and the founder of the Web Lab over a decade ago. Since then, he launched Zlien, a provider of Mechanic Lien and Preliminary Notice compliance and filing services. Zlien was accepted into the Idea Village’s IDEAxcelerator class a few years ago and has grown tremendously since launch. On LinkedIn.
Sevetri is the founder and CEO of ExemptMeNow, a tech based in New Orleans that simplifies the nonprofit creation, management, and compliance process. For the last 10 years, she has run Solid Ground Innovations, a full service strategic communications and management firm, and has been a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine for the last three years. On LinkedIn.