The 2012 SBN 100: The First Ten Names


Aaron Grant

Aaron is one third of the Crescent Unmanned Systems team, which builds small multi-rotor and fixed wing Unmanned Aerial Systems for law enforcement applications as well as civilian aerial photography and videography. He made the list last year, too. Since then, the company has been added to the South Coast Angel Fund’s portfolio. @CrescentUAV on Twitter. Aaron on LinkedIn.

Aaron Miscenich

As President of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC), Aaron brought the vision of a biotechnology incubator in New Orleans from concept to reality. For over eight years, he has worked to bring the 66,000 square foot to house 20 tenants ranging from bio-fuel manufacturing to genetic testing. He is also the Executive Director of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. Aaron on LinkedIn.

Adele Tiblier

Adele is the VP of Marketing at Turbosquid and an organizer for the city’s largest tech meetup group, Net2NO.  Adele brings an extensive background in search engine optimization, online marketing and promotion from over a decade of experience in the Internet industry.  Her knowledge and expertise of online marketing has served the tourism, technology, retail and non‐profit sectors, among others.  Previously Adele was an executive at FSC Interactive.  On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Alyson Kilday

Alyson (Aly) Kilday is a talented designer who has taken the design world by storm with her partner, John Clark IV. Through their company, Hop and Jaunt, their love of New Orleans and their connection to another great pair, they recently launched the Indiegogo campaign for their children’s book, What the Sleepy Animals do at the Audubon Zoo. Read more about Aly on her SBN All About You post. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Amith Nagarajan

Amith is the Co-founder of Abstraction Ventures, a New Orleans based private investment fund that invests in early stage companies, where he has invested in over 10 seed stage startups in New Orleans.   In addition, Amith is also the Founder of Aptify where he is responsible for the long term strategy of the organization and day-to-day leadership. He started Aptify in 1993 with the goal of providing Association Management Software (AMS) for global membership organizations. On Twitter.

Andrea Chen

As the Executive Director of Propeller, Andrea helps empower social entrepreneurs through strategic management and assistance.  She was named “40 Under 40“ by Gambit Magazine, 2010 City Business “Women of the Year,“ World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, and is an appointed board member of the New Orleans Business Alliance along with six other current “gigs,” if you will. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Andrew Larimer

Andrew is an entrepreneur merging cultural entertainment and business with style.  After growing up in New Orleans and leaving to attend NYU, he made a bang immediately upon his return by starting the NOLA Project, a local non-profit theatre company.  More recently he began producing web videos through his company, FatHappy Media. He rounds out his techie side as a digital media consultant for GNO, Inc. and a founding member and former organizer of Net2NO. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Antonio LaMartina

Antonio is one of the trio of founders behind the now well-known adult drink brand,Cordina, now doing $27 Million in annual sales.   The Cordina Mar-GO-Rita’s team saw an opportunity in alcoholic beverages and snagged it – the same way you can now snag their portable margarita and daiquiri drinks on supermarket shelves around the country and even globally soon.  Cordina regularly gives back to other aspiring entrepreneurs through their work with the Idea Village.  On Twitter.

Barrett Conrad

Barrett (previously featured on All About You) is a software developer and the founder of mobile gaming company Red Ticket Games.  Barret also owns software development shop of Cotingasoft and  recently launched an iPad-only app called Routine that allows users to track regular repetitive activities.  He’s also the organizer of GNOCODE, a monthly developer meetup group. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Benjamin Cappiello

Ben founded the medical device firm, Bioceptive, along with Shuchi Khurana in 2010.  Bioceptive is a venture-backed firm currently developing a patent-pending IUD insertion device. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.



  • Launch Pad is the premier co-working space in New Orleans with a variety of options to meet your workspace needs. Visit them in the IP Building and check out the great environment!
  • Louisiana Technology Park is a premier business incubator based in Baton Rouge that helps startups grow. Don’t forget to follow @latechpark on twitter.
  • New Orleans BioInnovation Center is home to an expert team in the science, technology, law, and business fields who offer unparalleled services for commercializing today’s leading research and innovative ideas.
  • Eiffel Society is an amazing special events venue and reception hall where our event will take place. Follow them on twitter @EiffelSociety.
  • BioDistrict New Orleans is focused on the development of a biosciences industry in New Orleans. Learn more here.


Editor’s Note: As you may have noticed, the names of the Silicon Bayou 100 are being released alphabetically this year, not ranked. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email!