Tech.Co Selects 9 Louisiana Companies for Southern Startup of the Year Semi-Finals

Tech.Co is gearing up to announce its Startup of the Year in regions across the country. Their mission is to discover and support the most promising and innovative startups worldwide.

In the East South region, nine Louisiana startups have made it onto the list of semi-finalists. There is a Reader’s Choice Poll now open through July 12 to help narrow down the semi-finalists. Meet the Silicon Bayou companies and vote for your favorite below:

Acrew (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]

Acrew streamlines the hiring process for employers and jobs seekers in high-turnover industries using on-demand video interviews.

Chosen Diagnostics (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]

Chosen Diagnostics’ biomarker diagnoses a life-threatening bowel disease in fragile premature infants, earlier and with greater accuracy than current options.

etherMON (Baton Rouge, LA) [Click to Vote]

etherMON protects businesses from current and future cyber threats by using adaptive technology and human interaction.

Followmycal (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]

FollowMyCal is a social calendar platform that makes planning personal, professional and social events seamless.

JMR Enterprises (Baton Rouge, LA) [Click to Vote]

JMR Enterprises, LLC produces AQUIEM® , mineral-blended water in a sustainable carton, specifically formulated for enhanced coffee brewing, and boxed pure water in sustainable TetraPak cartons, a healthy alternative to plastic bottles,

Magic Bank (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]

Magic Bank is a one-stop-shop for event planners, filled with the things they are in need of including vetted, unique and inspiring experiences, venues, vendors, and gifts.

Out Of The Box (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]

Out Of The Box is the new revolutionary fast food for New Orleans is dedicated to impacting the community youth, improving health through food.

Scenehound (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]

Scenehound is a mobile app that allows users to see how busy bars and restaurants are in real-time. It also allows users to see gender distributions of those bars and give users access to exclusive deals from those bars and restaurants.

VR Arcade NOLA (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]

VR Arcade NOLA is launching the first virtual reality arcade in the southeast in New Orleans! They will drive mainstream adoption of virtual reality by providing public access to the latest and greatest VR immersions.

From the full list of semi-finalists, the top 100 startups will pitch and demo their companies in front of Tech.Co judges during the three-day Innovate! and Celebrate event in San Francisco. Five startup finalists will participate in one final pitch to investors for a chance to be named Startup of the Year.