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:
As part of the annual New Orleans Film Festival, the 50 minute NOLAbound documentary was screened last Sunday night at the Joy Theater, showcasing the city as an entrepreneurial hub. 27 people were chosen from four fields — arts-based businesses, digital media, biosciences, and sustainable industries — to come to the city back in March and see what it’s all about. The documentary is now available to watch online at benolabound.com.
Last week, OnlineUniversities.com listed the ten cool(est) Ed Tech incubators aimed at forever changing education. Number three on the list is New Orleans’ own 4.0 Schools a company and community of people working towards solving the toughest problems in education faced today. This list coincides great with the announcement of the new Ed Tech Meetup founded by Jin-Soo Huh, which already had its first meeting last week.
Bioceptive, a company working towards meeting the needs of women through a developing patent, took home the prize from the first annual Turner BioChallenge event. The New Orleans BioInnovation Center was responsible for awarding the company $5,000 and providing three months of free workspace. This announcement comes not long after Bioceptive was named one of the companies participating in the 2013 IDEAxcelerator program from the Idea Village.
There’s an amazing and funny crew out there who run the five radio shows currently on It’s New Orleans, web radio for all those who love New Orleans and finding out information about members of the community. The five shows are Happy Hour, Out to Lunch, Mindset,Winn Nguyen, and Trew to the Game. Hosts include Dr. Nick Pejic, Peter Ricchiuti, Chris Trew and sidekick Tami Nelson, Steve Winn and Kieu Nguyen, and Grant Morris, who cover topics ranging from a mental health show to sports to one covering the Vietnamese community. I interviewed Grant about the shows and you can see what he said here.
Joshua Raley recently sat down with Christopher Bonanos, author of “Instant: The Story of Polaroid.” See the full article at joshuaraley.com to look at pictures taken with vintage Polaroid film.
Andrew Legrand writes about the three states that typically allow conversions, Louisiana, Nevada, and Delaware. If you formed your LLC or Corporation without any advice (or with bad advice) and now need to convert your entity, Legrand is happy to help.