SBN Week in Review: November 14, 2011

The Silicon Bayou has been buzzing with tech and entrepreneurial news. Here are the most popular stories published on Silicon Bayou News in the past seven days:

Federated Sample raises a $2.8 Million series A round from local and national VCs: Big news broke this afternoon with New Orleans-based Federated Sample announcing $2.8 million in series A funding. The round was led by Sopris Capital, a New York-based VC firm. Voodoo Ventures, a local VC firm and previous investor in Federated Sample also participated in the round.

Governor Jindal Declares November 11th-18th Louisiana Entrepreneurship Week: Governor Bobby Jindal has officially declared November 11th – November 18th to be Louisiana Entrepreneurship Week to coincide with Baton Rouge and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Call To Action: Startup America Success Kit Challenge: Startup America Partnership is an independent nonprofit entity (NGO) that was launched at the White House in early 2011 to support entrepreneurship and accelerate job growth in America. The Partnership has extensive support from companies like American Express, Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, IndieGoGo, IdeaScale, and Ernst & Young. Recently the Startup America launched the free, “Startup America Partnership Success Kit.”

Looking for tech talent? Don’t look far,!: With so many people moving into the city and dozens of businesses brainstorming new ideas, it was hard for the talent to connect to the work. Enter

On Ghost Tweeting: Chris Brogan discussed the idea of “outsourcing” one’s own voice in his recent article saying “Why would you give away your few chances to actually be heard and on your own terms and in your own words?” Which got me thinking – is it going to become more common or less common for individuals and brands to hire people to tweet for them?

VoiceHIT aims to create ‘Clinic of the Future’ with launch of Better Day EHR: VoiceHIT has integrated Isabel Healthcare‘s clinical decision support system into the creation of the Better Day EHR and Documentation Solution for doctors and patients.  It is the premiere product created to be the backbone of the “clinic of the future” by electronically providing health information for participating health care centers and patients.

Be South Coast Angel Fund’s Next Investment: With the Louisiana entrepreneurial ecosystem becoming more robust, startups can now turn to the South Coast Angel Fund for support growing their ventures.

If New Orleans developers are ninjas, Launch Pad is their dojo: Launch Pad, the co-working space located in the Warehouse District in New Orleans, is the de fact host for most small meetup groups. This could be because they have a great collaborative working space, a friendly bar one wall away, or because most of the freelance developers work in the same building.