Week in Review: Jul 28, 2014

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:

4.0 Schools Now Accepting Applications for 10th Launch Cohort

The early-stage education incubator4.0 Schools has just opened applications for their 10th and largestLaunch cohort to date. The Launch program, valued at over $40,000, supports entrepreneurs to bring new ventures—products, services, or school models—to life in under 60 days. The program is looking for bold, gritty individuals hungry to solve a tough problem in education. Online applications are due by August 18th, 2014.

Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition to Take Place During DigiFest South in Shreveport

DigiFest South is an annual digital arts festival and tech expo that celebrates how digital technology combined with artistic creativity has helped our modern society progress. The festival takes place annually in Shreveport and includes special featured events such as two pitch workshops hosted by the Bossier Arts Council and Winrock International, and a G60 elevator pitch contest happening in August prior to the September 17th festival date.

6 Creative Coworking Spaces

Being an entrepreneur means creating your own schedule, setting your own priorities, and meeting your own goals. While the lone wolf success stories get all of the attention, behind the scenes oftentimes are communities geared towards letting you do what you do best, and taking care of the logistics, like furniture, coffee and wi-fi. Below are some creative shared offices spaces for entrepreneur-types to get things done. Check out these six creative coworking spaces from across the country, with a bonus including New Orleans coworking spaces here.

Commercial Printing Company in Covington Wins 2014 Lantern Award

Since 1979, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) has been recognizing manufacturing businesses in state with the Lantern Award. Winners exemplify manufacturing excellence as illustrated by the overall contributions to their communities, including investments in employment growth and facility expansion. The 2014 Lantern Award was given to winners from eight regions across Louisiana, including the Covington-based company Mele Printing, the largest commercial printing company in the New Orleans area.

Bring Your Own Device… But Beware

Partner Thomas Hubert and associate Joshua Wood are both with the Jones Walker law firm in New Orleans. They are contributors to the recently launched Trade Secret Insider, which chronicles legal insights on trade secrets, non-competes, computer fraud and confidential data theft. This article was originally posted on tradesecretsinsider.com.

Audiosocket is Fixing a Broken Music Licensing System

Audiosocket is a licensing technology company with roots in New Orleans that wants to provide creative solutions for use on all media. Already clocking in with a roster of over 50,000 pre-cleared original tracks from 204 genres and 2,800 emerging bands, Audiosocket has also now partnered with 110 music libraries in an attempt to fix the copyright issues associated with YouTube’s ContentID, which, as described by PandoDaily contributor David Holmes, detects videos with “infringing” copyrighted material before either removing them or diverting ad revenue to the “proper” rights holder.

Louisiana Economic Development Interviews GE Capital Tech Center CIO Mike De Boer

This post originally appeared on the Louisiana Economic Development website opportunitylouisiana.com: “As chief information officer for the GE Capital Technology Center in New Orleans, 
Mike De Boer has led the company’s establishment of the center since 2012. He oversees all facets of the company’s new 70,000-square-foot Center of IT Excellence located in the city’s Central Business District.” Read the entire interview here.