As Head Machinist at Opportunity Machine, a company designed to bring together key elements of startups to accelerate their growth and success, Bob is no stranger to the entrepreneurial scene in Lafayette. He promotes events such as 1st Gear, which will attract startup companies in various stages of development. On Ultoday. On LinkedIn.
Brandon is the Founder of ReactWell in addition to his recent announcement that he was accepted into the Kauffman Global Scholars Program. He is a tenant of New Orleans BioInnovation Center who has, since the beginning of this year, been working on the company which converts algae, coal, and natural gas into crude oil. ReactWell on Twitter.
Along with fellow Tulane graduate Joe McMenemon, Brendan founded ChapterSpot to solve the problems of group management. ChapterSpot’s online application allows groups (intially fraternities and sororities) to communicate efficiently, collect membership dues, share important files, maintain a member database and design a website all on one platform. He is also a driving force behind NOLA Meetup. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Music licensing and interactive media professional Brent McCrossen is the Founder and current CEO of Audiosocket in addition to founding Interface Booking and Mgt back in 2001. As a music industry entrepreneur, he has already been highly successful with Audiosocket, building relationships with MTV, NBC, ABC, Disney and more within the last two years (see the press). On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Last week, Brian was named of one Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in the field of education for his work as the Director of Entrepreneurial Investment at 4.0 Schools. In a surprising twist, he also Co-founded of Dinner Lab a few months back, which recently announced it was expanding to Austin, while still keeping roots in New Orleans. On LinkedIn.
Brian is the President of Gatorworks, a company he started with a friend when he was in highschool ten years ago. The company develops practical and visually appealing website for top clients and big companies in Baton Rouge. Brian also made the Baton Rouge Entrepreneurs Top 40 Under 40 list earlier this month. On Twitter.
Deputized law enforcement officer and CEO of Archon Information Systems Bryan P. Barrios is a native to Louisiana. He has over a decade of professional experience in the fields that interest him most. Barrios has drafted or amended more than ten pieces of state and local legislation, which has helped shape the field of property tax collections in Louisiana. In 2001, he formed the Tax Collection Division of Scheuermann & Jones Law Offices and in 2005, Barrios founded Strategic Alliance Partners where he worked until 2008 when he founded Archon. On LinkedIn.
One member of the Crescent Unmanned Systems team and current CEO. The company 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. Charles on LinkedIn.
Chris is a serial entrepreneur and experienced business executive. His passion for improving nurse job satisfaction is driven by the impact of healthcare shortages he witnessed as a citizen of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He founded Schedulist to bring tools to market that will help address this problem. Prior to Schedulist, he founded inFRONT in 2002, a leading provider of workforce management tools to the industrial, healthcare, and government markets. On LinkedIn.
Chris Reade founded Carrollton Technology Partners back in 1995 in New York City. In 2000, he moved the company to New Orleans and is now the chief technology architect, where he focuses on bridging the gap between technical and business divisions within client companies. Reade is also CEO of time and billing system Jodia and Fetch Puppy, a New Orleans-based online deal site. On LinkedIn.
- 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.