The 2018 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 4

The 2018 Silicon Bayou 100 is the annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana over the last year. The list is compiled by the community through an anonymous nomination process.

Over the next week we will be sharing the bios of each of the 100 in alphabetical order. View the full Silicon Bayou 100 here and meet group 4 below.

Feelipe Massa

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.

Flor Serna

As founder of Electric Girls, Flor is very active in the New Orleans tech scene. She teaches girls and women vital skills in electronics, programming and science. In 2016, the company was named the #1 education start-up by the Times Picayune. Flor is currently working on gathering a board for Electric Girls because it just gained non-profit status. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Flynn Zaiger

Flynn moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, and decided to launch his own digital marketing and PR agency following graduation to meet the needs of small businesses. He and his team now work with businesses of all sizes, over 100 to date, helping them launch websites, run successful social media channels, get press, and more. On LinkedIn.

Gerard Ramos

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. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Golden Richard III

Golden is a Professor of Computer Science and Associate Director for Cybersecurity at the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) at LSU. He was formerly at the University of New Orleans for two decades as a university research professor and professor of computer science. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Grant Morris

As a screenwriter and broadcaster at Its New Orleans, Grant works on several different podcasts that celebrate music, food, sports, cocktails, entrepreneurs, comedy, and the New Orleans mindset. One of his well-known radio shows is called Out to Lunch, where he and host Peter Ricchiuti take a deep dive into getting to know the stories behind New Orleans startups and businesses. On LinkedIn.

Haley Burns

As Founder and Executive Director of Fund 17, Haley works to help create a new economic system of opportunity in New Orleans. The organization is dedicated to combating opportunity inequality in the 17 wards of the city by providing micro-entrepreneurs with financial tools for self-empowerment. On LinkedIn.

Harold Callais

Harold is the managing director and chief investment officer at Callais Capital Management based in Thibodaux. He has made multiple investments in Louisiana, specifically in New Orleans based technology start-ups. Harold has sourced, negotiated and closed on financing deals for more than 25 companies in the last 2 years, for more than a total of 110 million. On LinkedIn.

Jaelle Schuerman

Jaelle is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at Tulane University while also acting as Vice President and board member of New Orleans Women in Technology (WIT). The Mission of New Orleans WIT is to improve the industry landscape for women in tech with a community based approach to mentoring, professional development, and career advancement. On LinkedIn.

James Guenther

In 2018, James took on the role of chapter director of Startup Grind New Orleans, which is part of the largest independent startup community in the world. He has also been CEO of Crescent City Biotechnology Consultants since 2012, and was previously a professor at Delgado Community College for over six years. On LinkedIn.