SBN Week In Review: October 24th, 2011

The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the top posts posted in the past seven days:

Entrepreneurs give a toast to alcohol with The Drink Show premier: For three local entrepreneurs, alcohol and the culture behind it has created new business opportunities. Andrew Larimer, Kyle Williams, and Britt King are delving into the concept of how alcohol has been socially integrated into our culture with a new web series called The Drink Show. The idea is to shed a positive light on the experience of drinking by investigating all angles of this global culture, simultaneously providing insight, observations, and hilarity.

Chris Schultz announces 2011 will be his last year producing TribeCon: Last week, Chris Schultz sent out a personal newsletter announcing the 2011 TribeCon will be his last at the helm. TribeCon kicked off in 2009 as the official conference alongside the Voodoo Music Experience. Now in its third year of existence, TribeCon continues to bring together a passionate group interested in the fuzzy border between the internet and the “real world.”

Idea Village announces 2012 IDEAxcelerator entrepreneurs: The Idea Village announced the 2012 IDEAxcelerator Entrepreneurs, which includes Idea Village Entrepreneur Challenge (IVEC), the Water Challenge, Tulane Challenge and Education Challenge. The group of 21 companies will be receiving various levels of support from The Idea Village in the months leading up to the 2012 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

Idea Village chief Tim Williamson discusses the impact of entrepreneurship in New Orleans: Peter Ricchiuti, Assistant Dean at Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business sat down with Idea Village co-founder and CEO, Tim Williamson, after 25 years to discuss progress in the City of New Orleans on a regular podcast called, “Out to Lunch.” Topics covered included Occupy Wall Street (and the local version, #OccupyNOLA), the founding of the Idea Village, job creation, and the future of entrepreneurship in New Orleans.

Iowan Andy Stoll takes Lessons from New Orleans on the road to Startup America Summit: Andy Stoll is a world traveler and co-founder of Seed Here, a social good star-up designed to connect and grow entrepreneurial ecosystems. Last week he presented at the Startup America Regional Summit in Nashville along with Amanda Styron of Seed Here. The presentation is titled, “ Building Ecosystems Off The Beaten Path: Lessons from New Orleans, Omaha & Cedar Rapids.”

Discovering Capital Resources in New Orleans: This new series of posts will showcase how entrepreneurs can access funding in New Orleans by covering topics such as alternative lending platforms, angel investors/groupsaccelerator programs, venture funds, and tax credits. Raising capital is difficult no matter where your company is located. Pauline Willeford will showcase how New Orleans is a prime location to finance and grow your startup.

How to measure Social Media ROI – TOOLBOX: Last week, Ryan Murphy responded to the “What’s your Burning Question about Social Media” inquiry with “How do you measure ROI?” That’s pretty complicated, so I saved it for its own post. Here are some hot tips on how to literally measure your impact, reach, and interactions.