Week in Review: September 8, 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:

New Orleans BioFund Makes Investment in Two Health-Centered Startups

The New Orleans BioFund, which was created in order to support small businesses in the region, has recently made another investment in New Orleans area companies. This brings the total amount to over $2 million invested in 12 companies to help small businesses grow, create jobs, and contribute to the economic revitalization of the city. The BioFund’s two latest loan recipients include Jack and Jake’s, a 27,000 square-foot food market in development that will emphasize fresh food and locally grown or produced products, and Your Nutrition Delivered, which offers fresh, healthy meal options to residents and companies through home delivery services and refrigerated vending machines throughout the city.

New Orleans Attracts More Venture for America Fellows Than Any Other City

This post by Blackstone Content Correspondent Summer Suleiman originally appeared on ideavillage.org. She writes, “There is something about New Orleans that gets overshadowed by the culture and lassiez fare lifestyle that the city is so well known for…Andrew Yang, author of Smart People Should Build Things and founder of Venture for America a non-profit organization that recruits top college graduates to work for two years at emerging startups and early-stage companies in lower-cost cities, sensed it during his time here. And proof can be found in the 19 Venture for America fellows that New Orleans welcomed over the summer, the most out of any other city participating in the program this year.”

Louisiana Life Science Startups: The BioChallenge is For You

Louisiana life science startups are invited to apply to participate in the 3rd annual BioChallenge, a pitch competition that puts companies head to head for a chance to win $25,000. Hosted by the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, the applications are open through the 30th of September, 2014. Finalists will go on to pitch on November 18th in front of investors and industry experts, who will select the competition winner.

365 Connect Continues to Collect Technology Awards

The New Orleans-based leading online technology platform provider for the multifamily housing industry 365 Connect is making headlines once again for its continued award winning. The company has most recently received an Interactive Media Award for its Online Technology Platform, specifically its Locate, Lease and Live Technology Platform. 365 Connect says that the Platform encompasses the entire spectrum of services inside the resident lifecycle; from online marketing, leasing, managing social media, and delivering services to residents to keep them renewing leases.

Propeller Announces 2014-2015 Social Venture Accelerator Fellows

Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation has announced the 15 brand new ventures that will be participating in the annual Social Venture Accelerator program, spread across four sectors. The chosen industry leaders represent Propeller’s four target sectors of healthy food access, public health, water management and education. Program mentors include sector authorities such as John Elstrott in healthy food, Dr. Pat Quinlan in public health, and Louisiana State Senator and Chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party Karen Carter Peterson in public policy. Meet the fellows here.

Can You Go Too Far in Protecting Trade Secrets?

Author PJ Kee is an associate at the Jones Walker law firm in New Orleans. He and a few colleagues 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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Mobile Market Domination

With the amount of technology becoming available to us on a daily basis, we as a society have gradually grown to be a fast-paced, multitasking bunch, focused on speed and efficiency that was never really required–or possible–beforehand. This infographic is a look at just how mobile data consumption has exploded over the last decade, and investigates the trends in mobile usage. Most importantly, it’s provides valuable insight on how user experience is directly correlated to mobile compatibility.