21. Chris Boudy
Chris describes himself as an avid technologist, web designer, and writer. He starting making a big impact on the local tech scene in 2009 as a co-founder of New Orleans Tech. Since then he’s become a Digital Coach with the Entergy Innovation Center and mentor with LaunchPad Ignition, where he educates entrepreneurs about effectively using the web when they are starting up a company. On the web. On Twitter.
22. Hugh Uhalt
Hugh Uhalt is a principal in Kingfish Development, the firm that purchased the former Chevron building in downtown New Orleans last year and turned the building into a tech hub. Since the purchase, the building has been renamed, “Exchange Centre” after their namesake tenant, The Receivables Exchange, moved in earlier this year. Uhalt is also an angel investor and a member of the New Orleans Startup Fund.
23. Andrea Chen
With an already impressive education and work history, Andrea took over as the Executive Director of Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans and quickly took SENO to the next level. Andrea’s hard work and dedication is the reason social entrepreneurs will soon have a home with the opening of HUB NOLA, a co-working space specifically to support their businesses. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
24. Wendy Overton
Wendy is a cornerstone of the Baton Rouge entrepreneurial scene. While working for LSU she organized Startup Weekend Baton Rouge and the hugely successful Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. Wendy is also a strategist for the Regional Innovation Organization and a Baton Rouge correspondent for Silicon Bayou News. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
25. Matt Tritico
Matt Tritico, often referred to locally by only his surname, is a man who perhaps didn’t envision himself as a community leader, but has become one nonetheless. Organizing BarCampNOLA for four straight years solidified his role as a developer in charge and his work on projects like LocalSource.it and NOLAdex only bump him higher up the list. Matt’s now a full-time developer for Federated Sample and we expect to see great things coming from that expert team in the near future. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
26. Chad Ortte
Chad is a real estate developer in Baton Rouge. Along with Louis DeAngelo and Jared Loftus, he co-founded Entrepreneur Headquarters (EHQ), a co-working space in Baton Rouge. A graduate of LSU, he’s been working in commercial real estate since 2004 and is the owner of the Rising Realty Group. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
27. Mark Graffagnini
Mark is an attorney licensed in Louisiana and California with a variety of legal and financial experience. Through his firm, Graffagnini+Associates, LLC, he represents investors and companies in venture capital transactions, corporate formation, M&A and contractual matters. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
28. Andrew Larimer
Andrew is an entrepreneur merging cultural entertainment and business with style. After growing up in New Orleans and leaving to attend NYU, he made a bang immediately upon his return by starting The NOLA Project, a local non-profit theatre company. More recently he began producing web videos through his company, FatHappy Media. He rounds out his techie side as a digital media consultant for GNO, Inc. and a founding member and former organizer of Net2NO. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
29. Barrett Conrad
Barrett (previously featured on All About You) is a local software developer and owner of Cotingasoft. Outside of his client work he recently launched an iPad-only app called Routine that allows users to track regular repetitive activities. He’s also the organizer of GNOCODE, a monthly developer meetup group. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
30. Elliott Adams
Elliott is currently the Business Development Director and the Digital Media Industry Director at Louisiana Economic Development. His work bringing companies like EA Games, Gameloft, and BitRaider to Louisiana and helped make the Digital Media Tax Credit a reality, which has been lauded as the best tax credit in the country. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
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