Terry is managing partner at Dean Capital who previously lead the Regional Innovation Organization (RIO) which supports and develops entrepreneurship in Greater Baton Rouge. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and is on the Board of Directors of SeNSE. Terry is also an integral part of the funding scene in Louisiana, having worked with Source Capital and Aurora Funds. Currently he’s the managing partner at Dean Capital in Baton Rouge. On LinkedIn.
Tiffany is the Executive Director at FSC Inter@ctive. She is also a founding member of Net2NO, an original co-producer of TribeCon, and is unwavering in her support of the local interactive and technology community. She was also chair of social media outreach for YLC with fellow FSC team member Andy Kutcher and loves teaching beginners how to use social media tools to accomplish their business goals. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Tim is the President and Co-Founder of The Idea Village, an independent 501c3 non-profit with a mission to create economic and social change in New Orleans through innovation and entrepreneurship. After working in the private sector for over ten years, Tim saw an opportunity to create lasting change in New Orleans by making the city more open to entrepreneurship. With 3 co-founders, The Idea Village was born. The organization has been a big part of turning New Orleans from the biggest brain drain city into the biggest brain gain city. New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, organized by the Idea Village, has also been a big part of putting the city on the startup map. On LinkedIn. Tim on Twitter. Idea Village on Twitter.
Tony is the Vice President of Information and Technology Management at Southern University and A&M College System. Under his leadership, the SUS campuses have flourished implementing a paperless campus environment and consolidating business operations thus reducing costs by 35% system-wide. Prior to SUS, he was CIO at the Baton Rouge Community College. On LinkedIn.
Not only in Torrie a project manager at Kickboard, the next generation Instructional Management System, she has also made a name for herself as the founder of the New Orleans Women in Technology meetup. Her mission is to improve the industry landscape for women in IT. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Vico Marziale is a managing partner at 504ensics Labs. His company, while only a year and a half old, has already hired several full time people and regularly subcontracts with local information security specialists to fulfill specialized client needs. He is one of the co-organizers of the monthly NolaSec meetings and was also a co-organizer of the first annual BSidesNOLA conference that was held in 2013 during. On LinkedIn.
Wendy is a cornerstone of the Baton Rouge entrepreneurial scene. While working for LSU she organized Startup Weekend Baton Rouge and the hugely successful Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. In September, Wendy founded Creative Fire Labs, also out of Baton Rouge. Her passion is big ideas (translation: meaningful) and working to make them reality. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Will took years of technical experience and entrepreneurial experiences and harnessed his knowledge into a successful search engine marketing and optimization firm, Search Influence. The rapidly growing firm recently upgraded to a new office on Oak Street in New Orleans and is always hiring local talent.On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
William is the President and CEO at TRUE-See Systems, a New Orleans-based company that uses patent-pending technology and protocols to ensure medical grade digital photography in a variety of clinical settings. Currently, TRUE-See is the only company that provides protocols to clinicians to help them take an accurate picture. On LinkedIn.
William has achieved worldwide recognition as an author, illustrator and leader in the digital animation industry through his work at Moonbot Studios, “an interplanetary creative expedition of story and art.” In 2013, Moonbot and Chipotle teamed up and released “The Scarecrow” game and animated short film. Moonbot on Twitter.
Thanks again to our sponsors: 365 Connect, New Orleans Startup Fund, Launch Pad, Ron Bienvenu,Eiffel Society and The Idea Village!