Louisiana is the Silicon Bayou. This is a place where entrepreneurs, developers, innovators, and venture capitalists are making great strides in modern technology. The state government, economic development groups, universities, start-up accelerators, and many more are supporting entrepreneurship and high growth companies here like never before.
In early 2011, we noticed people were starting to talk about us as a place where good things are happening. At the closure of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in 2011, we became concerned that people were talking about us as the fun and quirky City of New Orleans – but weren’t hearing much about our specific products, companies, and opportunities.
As a result, Silicon Bayou News was born to highlight everything tech and entrepreneurship on the Silicon Bayou. Zach Kupperman started out as a one man team covering stories primarily out of New Orleans. We have since grown our writing and editorial team (including the addition of Editor-In-Chief, Julia Ballard), and we now cover events and companies all over Louisiana.
Today, Silicon Bayou News is the leading startup and technology media property in Louisiana, reaching over 3 million page views per year and hundreds of thousands of visitors per month from all 50 states and over 100 countries. Our audience includes tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, brands and corporations, early adopters, social media enthusiasts, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Web 2.0 fanatics and business and technology journalists.
Our long term goal at Silicon Bayou News is to foster and support a connected and vibrant community of entrepreneurs and creatives on the Silicon Bayou – and shout about good things happening for the whole world to hear. Check out our team of contributing writers, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and if you have a story for us – send us a note from the Contact page.
Read more about how the Silicon Bayou is booming in the Under30CEO article, “25 Reasons Why New Orleans is the Best City for Young Entrepreneurs.” Or check out where Inc.com lauded New Orleans as, “the Coolest Start-up City in America.” Still not convinced? Forbes pinned us up as the No.1 on the list of biggest brain magnets and No 2. on the list of best large cities for jobs.