Week in Review: July 15, 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:


APMT Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies(APMT) was awarded a grant of $149,985 from the National Science Foundation for support of the project entitled, “SBIR Phase I: High Throughput Static Light Scattering Platform for Monitoring of Aggregation and Stability of Protein Solutions.” The grant was effective July 1st and the project will last six months. Michael Drenski, CTO, will serve as the PI on the project that will demonstrate feasibility of the SMSLS technology as a high-throughput tool for characterization of protein aggregation.

Technolagy Brings First Three Day Tech Festival to New Orleans in August

Technolagy TechFest (TTF), a three day science and technology festival in New Orleans, will be host to over 40 hours of scheduled presentations, debates, workshops, and competitions targeting 750 attendees in its inaugural year. TTF will be held from August 21st through 23rd, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, at the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at the University of New Orleans.

3 Lessons Learned: A Danish Entrepreneur Visits Louisiana’s 3 Tech Towns

Daniel Holm Kristensen, an entrepreneur from Denmark who is Co-founder at MedTechPlanet, Executer at SCALEit Health, and an advisory board member at DiscueAudiostamp and the Copenhagen Management Consulting Club, paid a visit to the major tech hubs across Louisiana and writes to share his lessons learned.

Thoughts From a Louisiana CEO Doing Business in China – Part 1

The company which designs the popular stun gun case for iPhone, Yellow Jacket, found a manufacturer that had Co-founders Sean Simone and Seth Froom traveling to China recently to do business. In part one of a two part post, Simone shared a few of his thoughts about his experience spanning six cities. Click here to read two of his takeaways.

Federated Sample Reaches 4 Million Survey Completes in 2013

Federated Sample announced last week that Fulcrum, the company’s open and customizable online sampling platform, had busted through four million survey completes for the year over the holiday weekend. CEO Patrick Comer said, “Another exciting milestone is in the books and we are thankful to all of our friends and clients for the enthusiastic support.”

Technology Advocate Group Launches in Baton Rouge

Baton-Rouge based Technology Advocate Group (TAG) is in the business of solving problems. TAG provides companies across the country with advice, strategic opinions and advocacy to select the right solutions that will deliver the right results for their businesses. The company recently launched out of Baton Rouge after Founder Natalie Noel saw a need in the marketplace for true technology advocacy for business leaders.

Moonbot Studios’ Brandon Oldenburg Invited To Join The Academy

Brandon Oldenburg, the award-winning illustrator at Shreveport-based Moonbot Studios, has been selected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®). Oldenburg co-founded Moonbot Studios and co-directed The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which received an Academy Award® for best animated short film.