Week in Review: May 20, 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:

Few & Far Company Launches Ecommerce Site for the Modern Renaissance Man

Thomas Rush has a passion for traveling and entrepreneurship. It’s no surprise he has managed to combine the two into a brand new ecommerce site tailored to adventurous men, or as he calls them, “modern renaissance men.” Rush’s newest venture is Few & Far Company, which sells hand picked tools, gadgets and other products. Few & Far Company sells “personal effects for the adventurous gentleman.” The site has officially launched and users can now buy products such as a craftsman’s tool case, a canoe paddle or moustache wax from three site categories: at home, on the water and fresh and clean.

4.0 Schools Gears up for Summer Programming

In an attempt to both shape and accelerate education entrepreneurs in New Orleans, 4.0 Schools has a great lineup of summer programming beginning as early as May 16th, 2013. See the details of Essentials, Lab Cohort and the Launch Program here.

Ordering Off the Menu with #NOLATech

Contributor Jason Seidman knows New Orleans is on the forefront of food innovation. But, what really excites him is that “they’re starting to use technology to extend your experience well past that moment you force down one last bite of your praline parfait.” He shares his interaction on Twitter with four local restaurants, including Capdeville, City Greens, Magasin and Chiba.

Entrepreneur and Second Liner Does “Good Good” with Local Online Magazine

Deborah ‘Big Red’ Cotton is an author, blogger, videographer and lover of all things New Orleans who has just launched her newest venture, New Orleans Good Good. New Orleans Good Good is an online arts and entertainment magazine covering all the best the city has to offer– people, traditions, events and even Hollywood South for the film industry. Unfortunately, Cotton was one of the many injured in the Mother’s Day parade shooting. While in stable condition, she “isn’t out of the woods yet,” according to fellow entrepreneur Megan Hargroder. “Deb has been pouring blood, sweat and tears into it for the past several months and it just launched and started to take off – and as of right now she is unable to do any work or updates to it.” Hargroder has asked for a helping hand on behalf of Cotton. If anyone has time to volunteer to help gather or create content or help with technical issues, please contact her via email at megan@conversations.be.

Urban Water Series Features Experts to Jumpstart Conversation About Water Solutions

Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), in partnership with the New Orleans Chamber, the Urban Institute, and over 30 other partners, is preparing to hos tThe Urban Water Series: Strategies That Work in New Orleans. Four of the sessions will focus on a topic relating to water and water challenges. The fifth and final session will be the culmination, a discussion of how the city can take its place among the, “vanguard of the green infrastructure movement.” Attendance to the five-week series is free but space is limited. Attendees will hear from experts in hopes to jumpstart the conversation about water challenges and possible solutions.