Nominations Now Open for 5th Annual Silicon Bayou 100

The 2015 Silicon Bayou 100 is the fifth annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. The list is compiled by you, the community, through an anonymous nomination process now open here.SBN_100_logo

You are welcome to nominate as many people you can think of, including yourself, and be sure to include why you think the person being nominated has done something cool. You can do so by filling out this form. Doing something cool includes:

  • Launched the next big startup

  • Created an innovative product

  • Displayed leadership skills in tech or entrepreneurship

  • Funded some awesome companies

  • Provided above and beyond advice and mentoring

  • Supported and contributed to Louisiana’s startup and tech community

  • Accomplished something amazing–in business or in life

  • Donated significant money or time to a worthy cause

  • Etc. — You be the judge

Nominations are due by midnight on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 so hurry up and tell us why you or someone you know should be listed in the annual Silicon Bayou 100!

Nick Jordan headshotThe official list will be unveiled at the 2015 Silicon Bayou 100 Release Party on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at Propeller in New Orleans from 7-9pm. Join us for a great evening of celebrating the movers and shakers in the Louisiana startup scene.

The Keynote speaker will be Nick Jordan, a technology entrepreneur that believes entrepreneurial minded teams can change companies and change the world for the better. As the co-founder and CEO of Smashing Boxes, a digital product development agency, he has led the company to nearly 100% growth year over year for the past 5 years since their inception in 2010.

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The 2015 Silicon Bayou 100 is made possible by sponsors 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, and LookFar, a software development studio. Beer from our beverage sponsor, the startup brewery Cajun Fire, will also be provided. 365 Connect Logo Lookfar Logo

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