Clayton is most well known as being the leader of South Coast Angel Fund, a group of investors pooling funds and spreading risk while investing in Louisiana businesses. Outside of South Coast, Clayton consults with businesses on growth and profitability through Simmons & White, LLC. On LinkedIn.
Conrad founded myPhoneMD, the smartphone parts, repairs and accessories company with Jeff Lyons. He believes in the viability of the Louisiana market for starting a new business that focuses on new technology, and both entrepreneurs credit telecommunications as the cutting-edge business to bring a new economy to Louisiana. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Cory loves all things tech and New Orleans. He was previously CTO of VoteIt and now works as the VP of Engineering at TurboSquid. Cory co-founded and launched GameJobHunter in 2007 after identifying the need for a comprehensive listing of all current video game industry jobs. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Since last year, Curtis has been the Chief Innovation Officer at Baton Rouge Business Report, a thirty year old company which brings in-depth business news to readers. Prior to this, he was an IT Audit Manager at The Shaw Group. Back in March, Curtis was one of the Buspreneurs to ride the Louisiana Startup Bus. On LinkedIn.
Czarina got the bug for developing custom software while working at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. After designing several custom applications there, she left and formed InfiniEDGE Software to work on an initial project for Entergy. InfiniEDGE Software has since grown to over 25 full time staff and is based in Prairieville, Louisiana. Outside of InfiniEDGE, Czarina is on the Board of Directors of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Innovation Organization and is active in the Baton Rouge entrepreneurial scene. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Over the past 20 years, Dann has started and grown multiple companies into successful enterprises. He has been involved with The Idea Village since the 2012 Entrepreneur Season in providing entrepreneurs with intensive investor-ready pitch preparation. Dann is now an Entrepreneur in Residence for The Idea Village’s Capital Village in the 2014 Entrepreneur Season. On LinkedIn.
David Crais is a man of many job titles, fields of work, and ventures. Through his firm, Crais Management Group, he frequently serves as acting or interim CEO for various healthcare and technical companies. Outside of work, he’s usually busy with his involvement in a broad range of non-profit boards including those of local universities and organizations working to improve the City of New Orleans. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
David is an attorney at Baker Donelson who concentrates his practice on securities, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and banking law. He is an expert in contract negotiation and corporate law and governance. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Dustin provides managed IT to businesses in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas through his company Puryear IT. He is the current CEO and founder of the ten year old company which provides high-quality management of their desktops, servers, network and security, going beyond other companies. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Emily is an expert in strategy, entrepreneurship and startups in addition to being the Managing Director of The Idea Village for the past nearly seven years. She is co-founder of several startups and a past professor of entrepreneurship at Tulane University. On LinkedIn.
Evan founded the Baton Rouge-based game development and digital media studio Pixel Dash Studios along with Jason Tate. As Creative Director, he spearheads the development of various digital products, including mobile games, eLearning modules, and designs for both web and print. . On LinkedIn.