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Molly Oehmichen

Molly is the current Editor-In-Chief of Silicon Bayou News. Molly's interests include start-up culture, business modeling, and psychology. In addition to editing for SBN, Molly blogs at her personal website and you can dive into the conversation with her directly on twitter or meet with her via Ohours.

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Downtown New Orleans Co-working Spaces Are Open Post Isaac

| August 31, 2012 | Comments (0)
Downtown New Orleans Co-working Spaces Are Open Post Isaac

New Orleans and surrounding areas are gradually coming back on-line after a hiatus from power and internet due to an extended visit from Hurricane Isaac. Late Wednesday evening, an email was sent out to all Launch Pad members indicating that the building maintained power and internet throughout the storm and would be open Thursday (yesterday) […]

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Unbundling: A New Approach for Launch Pad Ignition Shakes up Local Accelerator Scene

| August 24, 2012 | Comments (0)
Unbundling: A New Approach for Launch Pad Ignition Shakes up Local Accelerator Scene

Today, Launch Pad Ignition announced a major change to the operations of their 2 1/2 year old accelerator program. Accelerator programs have been coming under fire nationwide as stories circle about poor performance, unclear advice, and a lack of standard guidelines and concepts. Locally, Launch Pad Ignition iterated after their first year from standard admission criteria […]

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Happiness, Hacking, and Legal Music: Support NOLA SXSW Panels

| August 22, 2012 | Comments (1)
Happiness, Hacking, and Legal Music: Support NOLA SXSW Panels

Louisiana had a great showing at South by Southwest this past year between the StartupBus and Launch Pad Ignition. For newbie techs South by Southwest (SXSW) is a conference of gargantuan proportions in Austin, Texas every March that is split into three tracks: interactive, film, and music. This year, local companies and community leaders are […]

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BikeBusNOLA.com Supplements Google Maps for Bicyclists

| July 25, 2012 | Comments (1)
BikeBusNOLA.com Supplements Google Maps for Bicyclists

Neighborland and GOOD Ideas for Cities held a sold out event at the New Orleans Museum of Art on July 12th that featured the results of months long projects focused on four challenges facing the City of New Orleans: Non-automobile transportation. Affordable, accessible, and sustainable healthy food. Disrepair of street corners. Food truck politics and […]

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Shake Up at VoteIt Causes CEO Departure

| July 18, 2012 | Comments (3)
Shake Up at VoteIt Causes CEO Departure

Start-ups are hard. Blood, sweat, and tears are only the first requirement on a typical start-up CEO job description. Pressure builds up from constantly innovating, pitching, fundraising, and wooing users. When that pressure meets the strike of a match- things go boom. That appears to be what went down recently at VoteIt, a New Orleans […]

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#BarCampNOLA 5 According to Twitter

| July 17, 2012 | Comments (0)
#BarCampNOLA 5 According to Twitter

[View the story “#BarCampNOLA 5 According to Twitter” on Storify] #BarCampNOLA 5 According to Twitter #BarCampNOLA 5 was two days of pure awesome at One Canal Place in Downtown New Orleans on July 14th and 15th. Organized by @Tritico and @NickyMast- it was the best one yet! Storified by Molly Oehmichen · Tue, Jul 17 […]

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Morning Video Update from BarCampNOLA 5

| July 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re having a great time at #BarCampNOLA 2012. Molly Oehmichen and @heyitsmegan talk about the presentations they’ve seen so far in this quick video update:  

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User Generated Content is So Web 2.0: Meet The User Generated Website

| July 11, 2012 | Comments (1)
User Generated Content is So Web 2.0: Meet The User Generated Website

In the beginning there was THE INTERNET. Then around 1990 our friends at CERN created the WorldWideWeb. Humans learned to speak hypertext markup language and navigate the hypertext transfer protocol. With these modern technologies in hand, we created websites that looked like this: And worse, this: Then around 2000 we burst our own bubble, climbed […]

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Latest Local Ed Tech App Dash4Teachers Available For Download Today

| July 11, 2012 | Comments (0)
Latest Local Ed Tech App Dash4Teachers Available For Download Today

Like many industries, the world of education is a quagmire of technical and productivity issues. Nationwide budget cuts and falling test scores have caused the industry as a whole to rethink the approach to teaching, learning, testing, and communicating. A team of New Orleans Teach For America educators noticed a big problem with communication during […]

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Adriana Lopez Spotlights Louisiana “Tech Mecca” on Forbes.com

| July 3, 2012 | Comments (0)
Adriana Lopez Spotlights Louisiana "Tech Mecca" on Forbes.com

Adriana Lopez, a local writer and contributor to Silicon Bayou News and NolaVie, had a featured piece published on Forbes.com last week. In the story, Adriana focuses on the overall draw of Louisiana and New Orleans for start-ups and entrepreneurs. She rightly proclaims: “Louisiana’s ever-progressing business climate has recently been luring new industries and businesses […]

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