2011 Silicon Bayou 100: 41-50

41. Cordina Mar-GO-Rita’s: Sal LaMartina, Antonio LaMartina & Craig Cordes

The Cordina Mar-GO-Rita’s team saw an opportunity in alcoholic beverages and snagged it – the same way you can now snag their portable margarita and daquiri drinks on supermarket shelves around the country.   Cordina regularly gives back to other aspiring entrepreneurs through their work with the Idea Village.  On Twitter.

42. Tom Cox

Tom Cox is the founder of Golfballs.com, the leading web-retailer of golfballs and golfing gear. He’s also been an integral part in creating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in LafayetteOn LinkedIn. On Twitter.

43. Ken Hanson & Keith Hanson

Keith Hanson is Twin Engine Labsʼco-founder, a Ruby on Rails developer, and server administrator. Ken Hanson is Twin Engine Labsʼco-founder and design engineer extraordinaire. Together they’re making magic happen in Shreveport and putting Louisiana on the map. Ken on LinkedIn. Ken on Twitter. Keith on LinkedIn.

44. Jen Schnidman Medbery

Jen is a former Teach For America corps member and a founding teacher of New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy. After frustrations with paper management of her classroom, Jen started Kickboard (formerly Drop The Chalk) and has been successfully providing tech apps to teachers ever since. On LinkedIn. Jen on Twitter. Kickboard App on Twitter.

45. McKenzie Coco

McKenzie founded FSC Inter@ctive with a vision to working exclusively with online marketing strategies. The dozen employees powering FSC provide SEO, SEM, social media, email marketing, and other online services to clients. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

46. Zach Kupperman

Zach is a business attorney at the Steeg Law Firm where his practice focuses on startups and emerging companies, corporate law, and real estate.  On top of being a full time attorney, Zach is the co-founder of digital media startup Pollbob and the founder and publisher of Silicon Bayou News.  He is a graduate of the Idea Village Entrepreneur Challenge and is also a mentor and angel investor to other entrepreneurs. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

47. Dale Pfost

Dale is the founder and former CEO of NuMe Health, a New Orleans life sciences firm creating co-biotics products. NuMe’s initial products and research are focusing on prediabetes, diabetes and unhealthy body weight. Dale is also a Partner at Advent Venture Partners, a VC firm investing in a wide range of health-centered companies. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

48. Kenny Nguyen

Kenny has been taking the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute by storm. As a student, he started Big Fish Presentations, a successful firm creating presentations for companies nationwide. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

49. Doug Walner

Doug Walner is an Entrepreneur in Residence at The Idea Village and provides mentoring and business resources to up and coming startups in New Orleans.  Prior to joining Idea Village, Doug served as President and CEO of PSI Services LLC. Under his leadership, PSI fortified its market leadership position in the human capital management and licensing certification markets before selling to a blue-chip Boston private equity firm.  Mr. Walner was also a former SVP at Stamps.com.  On LinkedIn.

50. Kyle Berner

Kyle is the founder and CEO Feelgoodz, the leading eco-friendly all natural rubber flip flops.  Kyle also works with and supports other entrepreneurs in New Orleans and through the Idea Village. On Twitter.

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