The 2015 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 5


Jack Carrere

Jack is an analyst and mentor at The Idea Village who works with entrepreneurs in various programs. He is the founder of Carrere 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.

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, which was later acquired by CommitChange. After working as the CMO for CommitChange for just over a year, he transitioned into his current role, VP of corporate development at New Orleans-based software development studio Revelry. 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 either launched or helped a new business every week for an entire year, and the executive director of NOLA Tech Week, which has hosted three 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 Cave

Jeremy is one of the co-founded of TechBy20, a technology networking group that meets in cities along the LA’s I-20 corridor. Since 2009, he has held a number of positions at CenturyLink in Monroe, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company. Jeremy is also the founder and CEO of technology consulting and development company Caveboy, Inc. On LinkedIn.

Jeremy Hunnewell

Jeremy is Co-founder and President at boutique strategy consulting firm based in New Orleans called Elstrott, Maurer & Hunnewell. He works to provide consulting services to companies throughout the gulf coast. He is also the fund manager of Operating Venture Capital, a venture capital company based out Madrid. On LinkedIn.

Jesse Hoggard

In 2015, Jesse became the VP of marketing at Cellcontrol, the Baton Rouge-based company that delivers the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving. Before that, he was the director of marketing and business development at the Louisiana Technology Park, where he provided strategic marketing support to member of the incubator. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Jimmy Roussel

Jimmy is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the New Orleans Startup Fund in addition to working as a consultant at MakeBuzz, LLC. He specializes in starting up small tech firms and taking them through the initial few rounds of venture capital. Jimmy is experienced on both the business and finance side and the technology side. On LinkedIn.

Joe McMenemon

Along with fellow Tulane graduate Brendan Finke, Joe founded ChapterSpot to solve the problems of group management. ChapterSpot’s online application allows groups (initially 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.


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. 365 Connect Logo Lookfar Logo

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