Week in Review: September 17, 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:

Why you should attend the inaugural NOLA Meetup on Sept 18

Chris Schultz wrote a guest post last week on why members of the New Orleans community should attend the new networking event, NOLA Meetup. With endless things to do in the city, this is a must attend event kicking off tomorrow night. Modeled after the New York City Tech Meetup, NOLA Meetup is tailored to the tech and startup community. Read all of Chris’ thoughts here.

Drew and Brittany Brees launch new brand NINE, just in time for Saints season opener

Contributing writer Adriana Lopez covers the launch of Drew and Brittany Brees’ new clothing line, NINE Brand. She explains the company is both inspired by the city and supports a good cause. NINE products are available online at ninebrand.com, select regional boutiques, and at a pop-up shop at the corner of Loyola and Poydras on game day.

New $5,000,000 Venture Capital Fund Launches in Baton Rouge

Capital Regions Venture Partners (CRVP), a new early stage venture capital fund, launched late last in Baton Rouge with $5,000,000 to invest in startups. CRVP will focus on seed capital for startup and emerging technology and digital media companies in areas such as media, mobile apps, software, cloud computing, digital advertising and media, market technology and general Internet business.

2012 Tulane Business Forum Focuses on Big Business Victories

Tulane and the A.B. Freeman School of Business have long graduated many successful students and entrepreneurs. On Friday, September 28th, the 33rd Annual Tulane Business Forum, Scoring Big, Building on Business Victories, will be held to recognize, celebrate, and promote further accomplishments from alumni and non-alumni throughout the region.

Calling All App Developers: Enter for a Chance to go to SF with 4.0 Schools

4.0 Schools is looking for some amazing app developers to join the invite only hack day in Menlo Park, CA at the end of this month. They are looking for only two developers to head out for the day long competition taking place on September 27, put on in conjunction with Facebook and the Gates Foundation. To get in on the action, send 4.0 Schools an email with examples of you work.

NOBIC Commercialization Team Provides Transition Assistance for Startups

The aim of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center and its team of leaders is to offer up commercialization services for research and innovation. They offer support to local life science startups and companies who need that commercialization transition from the lab to the marketplace. The team is currently made up of experts from a range of fields including technology, science, business, and law. Growing businesses is a main focus, as well as working towards programming that will launch tomorrow’s best life science products from leading companies.