Week in Review: February 18, 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:


LSU Prepares for Local TEDx Event

TEDx are independently held TED events, or “ideas worth spreading” events. On March 9th, 2013, Louisiana State University is hosting their own TEDx event, TEDxLSU, with the theme of Evolve. The event is designed to generate new thought by connecting existing resources, people, and ideas at the local level, with the same impact as regular TED talks. Nearly two dozen lecturers, both from the university and the larger Baton Rouge community, will present speeches no more than 18 minutes long.

Bioscience Toothpaste Company Theodent is Revolutionizing Oral Care

Chocolate-based toothpaste may sound crazy, but one local company is changing the way we handle oral care forever. Theodent uses chocolate/cocoa-based ingredients which work better at lower concentrations than fluoride. They have three products available right now: Theodent Classic, Theodent 300, and Theodent Kids.

Creative Bloc in Baton Rouge Will Open This Summer, Anchored by Launch Media

Launch Media, an ever-expanding video production company, is once again finding a new home. Originally based out of the Celtic Media Centre, additionally with a New Orleans office which opened in June, the company will soon be anchoring a workspace in the 11,500 square foot Creative Bloc building in downtown Baton Rouge.

Louisiana’s Online Lagniappe Highlights More Digital Marketing Done Right

This week’s Louisiana’s Online Lagniappe by Flynn Zaiger covers CASA Jefferson ParishLoyola UniversityTrombone Shorty, and the extra lagniappe goes to @FleurtyGirl@ScottWalker6, and @MargaretOrr. Is your Louisiana-based business doing incredible things online? Send Flynn Zaiger of Online Optimism a note at Flynn@onlineoptimism.com and it might just be included in next week’s column.

Tidbits and Tips for Entrepreneurs and Growing Businesses

Mark Lewis, our newest contributing writer, is former President of the Louisiana Technology Council, a seasoned entrepreneur, and now is a partner at business consulting firm Simmons & White. He will be providing information on topics that will interest and help growing companies. His goal is to provide you with some of my experiences and knowledge to help businesses prosper. His first topic was: Considerations for Selecting a Board of Directors.

All About You: Cara Herrin

Mandeville based PUSH Design Group Chief Executive Officer Cara Herrin is a creative marketing whiz and a New Orleans native. She studied at the University of New Orleans and is now devoted to marketing, helping her customers stand out from the rest through design, development, and more traditional methods. Cara is also a wife and mother of three who is extremely involved in the community. See how she answered our All About You questions here.