Week in Review: December 12, 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:


Audiosocket Launches Fully Hosted Music Storefront For Indie Music: Audiosocket, the music technology and Music-as-a-Service (Maas) platform provider, just launched its own Music-as-a-Service Storefront. MaaS™ Storefront is a music licensing solution that leverages Audiosocket’s Music as a Service platform, delivering Audiosocket’s well vetted catalog of more than 35,000 pre-cleared songs from emerging artists to communities that need legally licensed music for their content creators.

IDEAinstitute: The Art of the Sale: The ability to sell one’s product, company, or idea is an entrepreneur’s most valuable asset. Whether it’s pitching to investors or acquiring new clients, selling is a critical component of any business’ success. The last session of the year is Wednesday, December 14. Enroll now!

Raising Money the Kickstarter-Fashion Way: Thanks to 204 Kickstarter supporters, Liamolly will now be able to bring their knitting production home to New Orleans. This will also give the local knitwear company the opportunity to teach, train, and hire local designers – all thanks to the generous support of people that were inspired by owner/designer Seema Sudan’s video pitch.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation Goes to Austin: December Net2NO Recap: December’s Net2NO meet-up was a compelling pitch by Adele Tiblier and Jessica Rohloff to join this year’s Net2NO South By Southwest (SXSW) adventure.

New Aperio’s Leger Finishes Top 30 In Global Entrepreneurship Competition: Logan Leger, an LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellow, LSU engineering student and CEO of New Aperio, participated in the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards finals, November 17-19, 2011.

Lamar Advertising Begins Use of Renogy Solar Panels in Louisiana Solar Project: Lamar Advertising, the nation’s largest outdoor advertising (billboard) company, is in the process of installing its second renewable energy project, here in Louisiana.  As part of this project announced last May, Renogy solar panels will be incorporated onto many of Lamar’s billboards throughout the state, returning energy to the grid during peak consumption hours.