Week In Review: Drop the Chalk, Skillshare, Creative Louisiana

Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news.   First, the most popular stories Silicon Bayou News published in the last seven days:

Drop The Chalk’s Medbery Makes Inc. 30 Under 30 and Businessweek’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneur List – The same day we do an article about Drop the Chalk’s amazing progress, the company’s founder and CEO, Jen Medbery, is recognized in two major business publications for her work as a social entrepreneur in New Orleans.  Medbery has been selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs of the Year and to Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs in 2011.

SUNO to Build On-Campus Business Incubator – New Orleans is set to gain another startup incubator with Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) securing financing to launch their own on-campus incubator.  SUNO’s incubator will join the ranks of the other New Orleans business accelerators including the Idea Village, Launch Pad Ignition, and the Bio Innovation Center.

Launching a “Learning Revolution” on the Bayou: Skillshare Comes to New Orleans! – Skillshare, a recently launched start-up turning the learning model on its head by making the whole world a classroom and everyone in it a potential teacher.   Skillshare is disrupting traditional education by taking learning to the next level, creating classes that are up-to-the-minute, engaged and fun:  a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone.

InvoiceASAP Prepares for Big Launch – InvoiceASAP, the New Orleans startup that provides mobile invoicing capability, continues to make preparations for a national and international launch. Paul Hoeper, CEO and founder, told Silicon Bayou News that his company has inked a partnership agreement with SohoOS and integration agreements with Xero and Tradeshift.

Creative Louisiana kicks Off in Baton Rouge – Based on Creative Mornings, the popular morning lecture series organized by New York designer Tina Roth Eisenberg, Creative Louisiana kicked off Wednesday, June 29 at the Baton Rouge Gallery.  Creative Louisiana is a meetup for creative types from all walks of life, from those who work in traditional media such as paint and clay to practitioners of new media like digital code and social entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneur Workspace Coming to Baton Rouge’s Kress Building – Vision City Development Group plans to unveil Springboard Baton Rouge, an “entrepreneurial executive office space,” in the Kress building at Third and Main streets by Sept. 1.  The 12,000-square-foot space on the second floor will feature 40 cubicles available for daily, weekly or monthly renters and 30 offices targeted toward longer leases of six months to a year or more, Vision City Chairman John Schneider say

Stelly Named Louisiana Entertainment Interim Executive Director Upon McConnell’s Departure – After more than four years of working as LED’s Executive Director of the Office of Entertainment Industry Development, Sherri McConnell is leaving the post for private consulting.  Simultaneously with McConnell’s departure, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret named Christopher Stelly the Interim Executive Director.