The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 2


Ben Lavender

Ben is well known in the New Orleans startup community for running the weekly Hack Night out of Launch Pad, where developers get together to talk about programming. He is currently a developer at GitHub, and was previously linked to companies including Liveset, Dydra, and Openband. On Twitter.

Billy Bosch

Billy, a “healthy beverage entrepreneur,” has been building his company Be Well Nutrition for over three years. The company makes ICONIC, a healthy lifestyle beverage that now comes in a variety of flavors. Prior to starting up, Billy was a co-founder and advisory board member at Geaux Entertainment. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Blaine Lindsey

Blaine is the CEO of the startup GetHealthy, an online, incentive platform that helps people make long-term, lifestyle decisions that improve health. He has also been the CEO of Capra Health, also based in New Orleans, for nearly three years. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Blair Broussard

Blair joined the growing public relations firm AR|PR to head up the New Orleans office in late 2013 as the vice president. Over the last year, the company has added seven additional employees. Blair is also a member of local professional organizations, Net2.0 as well as Baton Rouge Social Media Club. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Brendan Finke

Along with fellow Tulane graduate Joe McMenemon, Brendan founded ChapterSpot to solve the problems of group management. ChapterSpot’s online application allows groups (intially fraternities and sororities) to communicate efficiently, collect membership dues, share important files, maintain a member database and design a website all on one platform. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Brent McCrossen

Music licensing and interactive media professional Brent McCrossen is the Founder and current CEO of Audiosocket in addition to founding Interface Booking and Mgt back in 2001. As a music industry entrepreneur, he has already been highly successful with Audiosocket, building relationships with MTV, NBC, ABC, Disney and more within the last few years. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Brian Berlin

Brian has a range of experience in the New Orleans area as a web designer and startup founder. For the last few years, he has owned and operated 3Coasts, a web development and design company. Brian is also a co-founder of Airpnp and GradSquare. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Brian Bordainick

Previously the Director of Entrepreneurial Investment at 4.0 Schools, Brian is now the CEO at Dinner Lab. Founded in New Orleans, the unique and curated dining experience has now expanded into many other markets including Austin, New York and Miami. The company plans to launch in four additional markets next week. On LinkedIn.

Calvin Fabre

As founder and president of the Baton Rouge-based design and software company Envoc, Calvin helps bring a better reality to clients and team through creativity and productivity. He calls himself a Senior Analyst and Architect of small, fast-moving creative and technology company with extensive experience in helping you pay down Technical Debt. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Catherine Lenihan

Catherine is a full-time professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at Delgado Community College and an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane.  She is also a business coach at EMyth, and has long been part of the entrepreneurial movement in New Orleans working with companies such The Idea Village and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. On LinkedIn.

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