Week in Review: November 26th, 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:

Five Companies Walk Away with Over $300K from BREW High-Stakes Pitch Night

Entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, and supporters came together last week for over 20 events throughout the week for the second annual Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW). One event, the High-Stakes Pitch Night, was hyped up because companies were expected to take home a total of $125,000. At the end of the pitches, it turned out to be a much larger figure, at least $300,000 for five companies including WhipsyThe Outdoor ShopperBioceptive, LaCell, and VoiceHIT.

Popular New App Shows You What Your Future Baby Will Look Like

Real estate professional Ryan Lang has created and released an unexpected app, given his profession. Make a Baby lets users take or upload two photos and then combines them into one photo of what the future baby will look like. You can download Make a Baby here.

CoHab and Shreveport Receive National Attention in Fast Company

The Silicon Bayou recently received a mention in the well-known business publication Fast Company because of an interview David Zax did with John Grindley, Executive Director of CoHabitat Foundation. He proudly supported the economic and technological growth in Shreveport and explained why one should start a startup there. For the entire interview with Grindley, visit FastCompany.com.

BioDistrict Partners with HIMSS, Focuses on Creating More Health IT Opportunities

In partnership with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS),BioDistrict New Orleans have recognized the changing business climate in the health IT sector and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to focus on creating opportunities for workforce development, training, and online initiatives. This collaboration is happening just in time for the upcoming 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition happening in March.

Food Trucks, Trademarks, and 80′s Rock

If you follow Andrew Legrand’s posts on the site, you know he loves to write about food trucks and trademarks. Interestingly enough, he was able to cover both in this week’s post with the news that Mobile Cuisine is reporting that Twisted Sister is preparing to take legal action against the Minneapolis food truck “Twisted Sister House of Hunger.”

ReactWell Founder is One of 13 Accepted into Kauffman Global Scholars Program

Brandon Iglesias, Founder of ReactWell and tenant of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center announced his acceptance into the Kauffman Global Scholars Program on Tuesday. Beginning early next year, Iglesias will join 12 other engineering, science, and technology scholars and entrepreneurs for the six-month, world-class program.