Dr. Sudhir Sinha
Since 2010, Dr. Sinha has been the CEO of the research and development company InnoGenomics. He has been an Adjunct Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Tulane Medical Center for an astonishing 31 years. He is known for his expertise in genetics, molecular biology, laboratory work, and much more. On LinkedIn.
Earl relocated from Atlanta with his family to take on the role of president at PowerMoves.NOLA, an event that first took place in 2014 to showcase some of the top minority entrepreneurs from around the country in a series of pitch competitions. He is also an advisory board member of and partner of RLMcCall Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in the media, technology, oil and gas and general industrials sectors, which he relocated to New Orleans. On Twitter.
Emily is an expert in strategy, entrepreneurship and startups in addition to being the Managing Director of The Idea Village and founder of numerous startups.Shortly after joining The Idea Village team in 2007, Emily became an Adjunct Professor at Tulane where she developed and delivered innovative experiential learning curriculum, a position she held for over four years. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Erik feeds his lifelong passion for health and fitness as the CEO of Your Nutrition Delivered. Founded in 2012, Your Nutrition Delivered produces delicious convenient meals that are dietitian designed chef created and sold through corporations and Direct to Consumer. He is also the President of AJAX Executive Wellness and Protection, a consulting firm focused on helping corporations in building wellness programs. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
Felipe has helped advance the Entrepreneurship program at Loyola since he came on board in 2012. He has worked on the development of an entrepreneurship curriculum that connects students at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level with community projects integrating Idea Village, Propeller, and LSBDC programs directly into the student experience. He has also been a judge at Startup Weekend and PitchNOLA. On LinkedIn.
Gary Solomon, Jr.
Gary is the co-founder and President of Solomon Group, an entertainment design and production firm based in New Orleans. He is also a partner in the Civic Theatre, which reopened in 2013 and now produces 100+ dates of music and special events per year. Gary has won several awards for his rising stardom and innovation in business. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Gerard is well-versed in product design and development, application architecture, e-commerce, internet marketing and mobile and web development. He is the founder of Revelry Labs, a group of software and product engineers based in New Orleans, LA focused on web, mobile and enterprise software development. Prior to that, he started Unawkward, a social network for meeting new people around local experiences. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Golden runs the Information Assurance program within the Computer Science department at UNO. His former students have also founded their own local companies including 504ensics Labs. He is also active within the local technology community by teaching computer forensics skills to local and state law enforcement, giving lectures on information security and computer forensics to a wide range of professional audiences, and helping to grow the NolaSec community. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.
Heidi Redmond Raines
Heidi has an extensive background in healthcare in the region and recently founded Compliance Partners. Last fall, the startup formed a strategic partnership with multi-billion dollar international company Wolters Kluwer to provide holistic consulting and software to help hospitals and healthcare organizations manage compliance. She is also a graduate at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. On LinkedIn.
J took on the role of CEO at VL Group in August 2015. The company partners with agencies, brands and businesses to help them attract and engage consumers, accelerate growth and build relationships that drive loyalty. 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. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.
This 2015 Silicon Bayou 100 was 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.