Week in Review: October 29, 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:

Nominations Now Open for the 2012 Silicon Bayou 100

We’re excited to announce the nominations are now open for the 2012 Silicon Bayou 100, a list of 100 people who have done the coolest stuff in Louisiana entrepreneurship and tech and have most influenced Louisiana’s startup, entrepreneurial, tech, and digital communities this year. Last year was the first year this list was published, making round two even more exciting and crucial that everyone gets their votes in.

Documentary demonstrates why New Orleans draws entrepreneurs

Back in March, NOLAbound gave 27 individuals from around the country a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New Orleans to get a little insight on the exploding business culture of the city. The idea was that they would share this new insight with their networks and change the world’s perception of New Orleans. The NOLAbound cohorts met some of the city’s influencers, prominent business leaders, and residents who are helping the city grow with these industries.

LTC Names Lindsey Hamlin New Executive Director of Organization

The Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) has ended its search for a new Executive Director, naming Lindsey Hamlin a their choice. Hamlin recently ended her near five year career as the Director of Distance and Non-Credit Learning at UNO and prior to that worked as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program of Webster University.

New Orleans BioInnovation Center’s Client Awarded $400,000

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center announced today that client Wibi+Works, an emerging biotechnology company, received $400,000 to advance stem cell therapy for treating rheumatoid arthritis. The company received the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Wibi+Works will use the funding to advance this technology in conjunction with Dr. Gary Firestein and Dr. Monica Guma at the University California San Diego.