Week in Review: April 23, 2012

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:

Stanford and Tulane Students Take Home Big Prizes at Tulane Business Plan Competition: The 2012 Tulane Business Plan competition wrapped up last Friday with major awards going to students of both Stanford University and Tulane University. Calcula, the Stanford team, took home the top prize of $50,000 for their kidney-stone related hydrodilation system. Tulane’s ReactWell swept the $20,000 Domain Challenge award for their biomass to synthetic oil production system.

Slidell Tech Company Gets Global Real Estate Partnership: One NMD company product, eMerge has struck a major global partnership with real estate company Re/Max. The partnership will provide its realtors around the world a set of online marketing tools. As of now, the service combines e-mail, blog, and social media outlets for the agents.

NOLA entrepreneurs make national press again: This week’s five must-reads: Adriana Lopez highlights the five headlines of the week regarding New Orleans entrepreneurs: Billionaire Investor Jim Coulter on Why New Orleans is One of the Best Cities for EntrepreneursLouisiana Sees Growth in Entrepreneurial SpiritWrite Your Message to the WorldGE Capital leases space for new IT center, and Entrepreneur as Change Agent, New Orleans.

April Tulane News: Algae, Polymers, Water, Burkenroad Mutual Fund, and Rising Sea Levels: Tulane’s April updates are both scientific and business related, including coverage from algae and polymer manufacturing to rising sea levels and the successful Burkenroad mutual fund.

Neighborland Gets Funding Injection from Big Names in Silicon Valley: Neighborland, a website started in New Orleans to inspire collaboration and change on a neighborhood level, announced a funding round today that includes a list of who’s who among both local and Silicon Valley VC’s.

New Orleans’ newest design inspired workspace opens in the CBD: In a second post by Adriana Lopez last week, she shares how design, creativity, and professionalism come together at beta Shared Workspace, New Orleans’ newest professional workspace. The space was developed specifically to drive like-minded individuals rather than industry-specific entrepreneurs and is located in the CBD.

All About You: Jeffrey Lin: Last week we found out more about Lawyerfy co-founder Jeffrey Lin. He moved to New Orleans not long ago and, along with Lawyerfy partner Arjan Singh, is aiming to change the way lawyers interact with clients and run law firms using technology.

DiversiTech Adds Spice to DC Tech Startup Space: SBN’s newest contributing writer @ChristianGumbo explored the world of DiversiTech founder @ChristineCelise. DiversiTech aims to provide minority technology entrepreneurs with networking opportunities, resources, and educational programming in an effort to connect these communities with tools needed to be successful in today’s technology startup space.

Finding a social media manager (within your company): @Heyitsmegan explains why it makes sense for companies to manage in-house, especially if working with a limited budget. If your main content is photos from your store or office, someone within that space should be taking them daily, so they may as well be posting them.

Healthcare leader partners with New Orleans entrepreneurs: In the 3rd post last week by Adriana Lopez, we found out that Isabel Healthcare, an industry leader in diagnosis decision support applications with thousands of users throughout North America and Europe, has partnered with New Orleans-based entrepreneurs VoiceHIT for a collaboration the two companies believe will redefine healthcare.