The 2014 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 5


Ieshea Jones

Ieshea is the founder of Direnzic Technology & Consulting, which specializes in digital forensics and cyber security and its mission is to increase digital forensic and cyber awareness by educating and applying cutting edge innovations to the ever-growing threats faced due to increasing cyber-attacks and terrorism. She works out of the ULM business incubator and is currently working on several cyber innovation initiatives. On LinkedIn.

J. Anthony Miguez

As a serial entrepreneur, Miguez has worked with startups since the late nineties. He has spent his entire career driving growth for companies through innovation, business strategies and talent management. Since August, he has been the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for The Idea Village’s IDEAx program, a 12-week accelerator, and their Food Challenge. He is also founder of Integrated Media & Management Partners. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Jack Carrere

Jack is a Mentor Corps at the Idea VIllage working with entrepreneurs in various programs.  He is the founder of Carrerre and Co, a firm that provides strategic services to New Orleans and Louisiana startup community and their founding entrepreneurs. Jack is also the Director of Operations and a founding board member of the NO/LA Angel Network. On LinkedIn.

James Braendel

As a web developer, designer, and problem solver, James makes up the JAB in RAPJAB, a New Orleans-based team of artists, strategists, and problem-solvers dedicated to the art of engagement. Prior to founding the company in Fall 2012, he was a social media strategist and Zehnder Communications and the founder of Mammoth Creative Group. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

James Yockey

James is the President of Oseberg, LLC, and is at the center of the movement to make New Orleans the driver of the Oil and Gas data revolution. James is a New Orleans native who returned home after helping to build Gerson Lehrman Group’s Energy Practice in New York for 12 years. Since his return, James and his team at Oseberg have created a product rich with data that allows customers to evaluate Oil and Gas exploration and production. On LinkedIn.

Jason Nicosia

After working in the corporate world for years, Jason moved from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to start the social fundraising platform Connect for a Cause. He then joined eMerge as the VP of Marketing and Sales at eMerge. Jason went back to focus on fundraising efforts after Connect for a Cause was acquired by CommitChange, which he now works for. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Jason Seidman

As a man who wears many hats, Jason is known for his involvement in the local entrepreneurial community. He is both the CEO of 52businesses, a company that is launching or helping a new business each week for a year, and the executive director of NOLA Tech Week, which has hosted two successful conferences to date. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Jen Medbery

Jen is a former Teach For America corps member and a founding teacher of New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy. After frustrations with paper management of her classroom, Jen started Kickboard (formerly Drop The Chalk) and has been successfully providing tech apps to teachers ever since. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Jeremy Hunnewell

Jeremy is Co-founder and President at boutique strategy consulting firm based in New Orleans called Elstrott, Maurer & Hunnewell. He works alongside Dr. John Elstrott and Dr. Ralph Maurer to provide consulting services to companies throughout the gulf coast. Jeremy is also an adjunct professional of entrepreneurial management at Tulane. On LinkedIn.

Jesse Hoggard

Jesse is one of the voices behind the Louisiana Technology Park.  As acting Director of Communications, he provides strategic marketing support to member of the incubator. Prior to joining the Tech Park, he was marketing director for the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM). He is also on the board of directors of Forum 35 and the Public Relations Association of Louisiana (Baton Rouge).On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

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