New Orleans Startup Digest

The New Orleans Startup Digest is a bi-weekly email newsletter curated by Chris Schultz, Founder of Voodoo Ventures and Flatsourcing and co-founder of Launch Pad.  This post is the newsletter published on 4/4/11.
New Orleans StartupDigest

Good Monday Mornin’

It’s been a busy two weeks on the startup scene with NOEW wrapping up and Launch Pad Ignition kicking off. We have six amazing companies as part of Launch Pad Ignition – if you haven’t met them yet, please swing my Launch Pad and make them feel welcome in NOLA.

Some exciting things happening locally. PollBob launched their full website and app last week and is off to a great start.  Neel Sus and Jameson Quave keep cranking out apps with Touch Studios, the latest being their official GNO app. And rumor has it that Giftmeo out of Baton Rouge will be launching soon.

Have a great week. Please remember to email me if you have any news to share or events you want to make it into StartupDigest.


New Orleans StartupDigest is curated by:
Chris Schultz – Founder of Voodoo Ventures and Flatsourcing and co-founder of Launch Pad

New Orleans StartupDigest is made possible exclusively by:
The Kauffman Foundation supports entrepreneurship and innovation so that economies grow and prosper and ultimately human welfare expands. Kauffman develops, operates and funds programs such as Startup Weekend, Kauffman Labs, and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Follow the Foundation on Twitter @KauffmanFDN

What’s Going On in the New Orleans Startup Community

Net2NO: Pimp Your Online Profile
When: Tue 4/5
Where: Le Chat Noir

Will Scott and Rodney Hess of Search Influence will show us the ins and outs of pimping an online profile. They’ll talk about social media and location based services, and how these affect search engine optimization (SEO).

Startup Weekend: Baton Rouge
When: Fri 4/8 – Sun 4/10
Where: Pleasant Hall (room 1240), LSU campus

Baton Rouge hosts Louisiana’s first ever Startup Weekend. If you’ve ever wanted to get a startup off the ground, now is your chance. This 54-hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. It is an amazing opportunity to connect with other passionate and skilled individuals, and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your idea into reality.

Teen Tech Day
When: Sat 4/9
Where: 3400 Tulane Avenue, Suite 1000 New Orleans, LA 70119

Teen Tech Day will be a one day event tailored toward youth in the New Orleans, exposing them to technologies such as web design, programming, photography, podcasting, videography, and game

Top Upcoming New Orleans Startup Events

April 7 – NewDay Social Venture Challenge (Applications Due)
May 4-5 – Launch Fest

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