Week in Review: April 22, 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:

International Social Media Conference Hits New Orleans for First Time in Eight Years

Pubcon began in 2000 as an informal gathering of early search engine optimizers and webmasters at a London pub. Over the years Pubcon has shifted away from its original pub gathering meaning and more towards the professional Web “publishing conference” it has become. The high productivity social media and optimization conference will be held in New Orleans April 22nd through 25th at the Convention Center. Pubcon is considered the biggest and best new media and search marketing event.

Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Richard Branson at GrowCo

Sir Richard Branson kicked off GrowCo, Inc Magazine’s three-day business building conference, with a number of important lessons for entrepreneurs around the world. His lessons were: screw it, let’s do it, the key to business is to be entrepreneurial, and it’s not about making money, it’s about changing the community you’re living in.

We’re Hiring an Editorial/Sales Intern for Summer 2013!

We’re seeking passionate and multi-talented college students for a summer internship at Silicon Bayou News! We’re looking for an editorial/sales intern who is comfortable writing for us in addition to various sales tasks throughout the summer. Details can be found here.

Patrick Comer Joins SBN as Contributor, Starts Column Focused on Startups Called Center Stage

Please join us in welcoming Patrick Comer to our cadre of SBN contributors.  He is the founder and CEO of Federated Sample, one of the fastest growing startups based in New Orleans. Besides entrepreneurship and market research, Patrick also has a background in theatre and will be writing a column for Silicon Bayou News about the lessons entrepreneurs can learn from the stage.

Video: Meet New Orleans Entrepreneurs Carol Markowitz and Chris Schultz

Meet New Orleans entrepreneurs Carol Markowitz and Chris Schultz as they introduce themselves at a GrowCo 2013 session. Markowitz served as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) during the 2013 entrepreneur season through the Idea Village. Schultz is a serial entrepreneur; he is Founder of Voodoo Ventures, co-founder of Launch Pad and Flatstack and is in the process of launching Niko Niko app.

Hackathon Round Two: Codemkrs Announces First Ever Music Hackathon in Louisiana

History is being made in Louisiana and it is due in large part ofCodemkrs Founder, Travis Laurendine, and other young, innovative entrepreneurs. Codemkrs, the Louisiana Technology Council, and host University of New Orleans (UNO) are proud to announce to first ever Music Hackathon held in the state, which happened over the weekend.

Simple Sales Secrets for Entrepreneurs

Mark Lewis’ latest contribution shares a few helpful and non-traditional sales secrets, including: people are important, results are important, be uncomfortable, results are important, and ask for the sale. If you would like to learn more or have any business challenges and would like help, feel free to email him at mlewis@simmonswhite.com.

New Orleans to Host its First BSides Information Security Conference

BSides is a free, all-day information security event that takes place around the world. The event will be in New Orleans on May 25, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center. Organizers have confirmed a schedule of 18 speaks across three tracks in addition to one keynote. Registration is open through this link, which you must use to attend BSidesNOLA.

LocalU and Google to Share Online Marketing Tips for New Orleans-Based Businesses

Local University (LocalU) is a series of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) seminars targeting small business owners. Local University: New Orleans will take place on May 7, 2013 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Kendall Cram Room of the Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University. As a bonus, Silicon Bayou News has partnered with Search Influence on the event so our readers can use this coupon for a special $40 discount!


We’d like to thank our April sponsor: Search Influence. Want to be a sponsor? Email Julia@SiliconBayouNews.com!