Week in Review: NOLADex, DepoNOLA, Globalstar

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:

NOLADex.org – The Digital Rolodex of the NOLA Creative and Tech Community – Only a few weeks old, NOLADex.org has become New Orleans’ top image-rich, digital rolodex of the many talented people in New Orleans creative, startup, and tech communities.  NOLADex launched at  BarCamp NOLA and was created as the conference’s Hack Day Project.   We sat down with two of NOLADex’s creators, Matthew Shwery and Matt Tritico, to get some more info.

Legal start-up DepoNOLA tackles depositions – A New Orleans startup called DepoNOLA is taking on the time-consuming task of turning lengthy depositions, or witness testimonies, into concise summaries for local lawyers. While working for a local attorney, founder Randon Johnson realized that the days he and other legal support staff spent drafting such documents could be saved by moving the job out of the office — if there was a suitable alternative in the marketplace.

Start-Up News: PourLiving, NuMe Health, Entrepreneur Headquarters – CHECKING UP.  Electronic Arts finally broke ground on their $30 Million digital media center in Baton Rouge. Go on over to our friends at New Orleans Tech and listen to the latest episode of the Bang It Out show, where they discuss Invoice ASAP, Drink Deck App, Verizon Tech Challenge & Code for America.

Win $1,000 For Your Startup At PitchNOLA 2011 – Got an idea to improve life in New Orleans? Enter PitchNOLA and you could win $1,000 to help make it a reality.  Budding entrepreneurs have about a month to submit entries to PitchNOLA 2011, an “elevator-pitch” competition for ventures designed to effect positive social or environmental change in New Orleans.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Grabs $6 Million Grant For Research – Yesterday the Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced their selection for a new competitively awarded $6 million, three-year grant to discover novel ways to increase warfighter resilience, combat readiness, and optimal performance of soldiers.  The new research project is based upon a 23-year history of collaborative research between Pennington Biomedical and the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD).  The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of…

UNO Study Extols Benefits Of Broadband Access For Regional Economy – A few weeks ago at the University of New Orleans, a press event was held to release a study titled “An Assessment of Business Opinion Regarding Expansion of Broadband Access in Louisiana.” The study was coordinated by UNO’s Division of Business and Economic Research and the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), an organization promoting broadband access, particularly in areas which are rural and underserved.

Globalstar Hits Milestone Exceeding 100 Jobs After Moving From Silicon Valley to Covington – Yesterday, Globalstar hit the company’s milestone in exceeding 100 Louisiana jobs with the company’s headquarter relocation from Silicon Valley to Covington. One year after announcing the move to Louisiana, the company now employs 114 direct jobs.  Globalstar, which recently raised $38 Million and invested in travel time forecaster TrafficCast International, is on track to reach 185 jobs at its Covington headquarters…