Week in Review: January 14, 2013

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:



Schultz and Milton launch Kickstarter campaign for new “Mardi Brah” app

Two friends of over ten years have teamed up to create an entirely original iPhone game with strong New Orleans roots. Chris Schultz (and the Flatstack team) and artist Lionel Milton launched a Kickstarter campaign late last night to help fund Mardi Brah, a street-style punt, pass, and kick competition.

Propeller Social Innovation Incubator Opened its Doors on January 2nd

Social entrepreneurs in the New Orleans area now have a place of their own, the newly openedPropeller Social Innovation Incubator. The incubator opened on January 2nd and is a combination of co-working spaces, open-area desks, and private offices to suit the needs of the 19 current and many more future tenants.

Federated Sample Announces New Hire: Developer Matt Shwery

The news broke last week that developer Matt Shwery will be joining the Federated Sample team. The market research tech firm based in New Orleans announced he was brought on to help with Fulcrum’s user interface and respondent efforts. Fulcrum is powerful, open and customizable sample management platform designed by the company.

Introducing Louisiana Online Lagniappe: Companies Doing Online Marketing Right

Flynn Zaiger, Founder and Owner of the new digital marketing agency Online Optimism, wants to highlight Louisiana companies who are doing online marketing right. He decided to create Louisiana Online Lagniappe as a weekly column to showcase these companies. His first post includes write ups on Fleurty Girl, MyNewOrleans.com, and Curbside Burgers Truck.

All About You: Laurie Dickson

New Orleans native Laurie Dickson is the New Orleans Managing Director at the creative agency Noble Mouse. She also has her own company, Lou Creative where she highlights her advertising skills. Laurie says her passion is the process, the collaboration and above all, the strategy of the business which she loves. Follow her on Twitter and read how she answered our All About You questions here.

Get to know the CODEMKRS teams

Last night concluded the 48 hour hackathon that took place at the Peter Mayer headquarters in the CBD. Travis Laurendine came up with the idea for Codemkrs this year, making it the first annual event that will hopefully travel to all Super Bowl cities. Various developers and creatives pitched ideas and then formed teams to create apps that solve problems centered around the Super Bowl. Read this post to learn more about each team.

VoiceHIT Team Member Recognized in Venture for America’s Fellow Spotlight

The Venture for America fellow who most recently received fellow spotlight is Nihal Shrinath, Director of Business Development & Integration, VoiceHIT. He works alongside two members of the SBN 100, Rand and Peter Ragusa, at the emerging electronic health records (EHR) and clinical documentation software provider.