The 2018 Silicon Bayou 100: Group 10

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.

After the full Silicon Bayou 100 list was revealed, we publish the bios of each individual on the list in alphabetical order in groups of 10. View the full Silicon Bayou 100 here and meet group 10 below.

Shercole King

Shercole wears many hats. She is not only working at Via Link as a Homeless Management Information Systems Administrator, she is also the Community Outreach Manager at, the Founder and editor at Good Nola News, the co-founder of Teen Tech Day, and a consultant at S King Consulting. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Sia Karamalegos

Sia is a web developer who learned Fortran 90 in college, and then didn’t pick up programming again until the advent of MOOCs. After casually playing with Python and JavaScript, she completed a beginner code-immersion bootcamp in New Orleans, Tech Talent South, and then became a teacher there. She is now the founder and CEO of Clio + Calliope, which provides full-stack web development services to both start-ups and established businesses. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Stephen Loy

Since 2004 Stephen has been working his way up the ranks of the Louisiana Technology Park, where he is now the Executive Director. Outside of LA Tech Park, Stephen is involved in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, RIO, and the broader entrepreneurial world around the Silicon Bayou. On LinkedIn. On Twitter.

Summer Suleiman

Summer is the founding editor of The Distillery, an editorial platform that tells the real stories of entrepreneurs in the New Orleans area and beyond. She offers in-depth coverage of the challenges that entrepreneurs face as they start and grow companies. Summer is also the managing editor at GO NOLA, and was previous with The Idea Village managing communications for several years. On LinkedIn.

Thomas Chance

Thomas was the CEO of Lafayette-area ASV Global, the largest and most experienced unmanned surface vessel (USV) company in the world, until the company was sold to L3 ASV in 2018. He remains at the company in the same role with a new title of Vice President and General Manager. The company sells and leases unmanned, minimally manned, and optionally unmanned vessels to the defense, industrial, and scientific communities. On LinkedIn.

Travis Laurendine

Travis is a serial entrepreneur currently involved in several ventures, including the hackathon production company CODEMKRS, Sparker, which measures interest for a show through fan demand, and Phone Dice, an app that lets users roll the dice with friends in real time. He splits his time between New Orleans and Los Angeles and also makes investments through his namesake firm Travis Laurendine Investments. On LinkedIn.

Victoria Adams Phipps

Victoria is the former director of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, where she was responsible for the strategy and execution of the entire event, producing and managing curated experiences for the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is now the Vice President of Programs at New Orleans Business Alliance and Executive Director of 504ward.  On LinkedIn.

Wendy Dolan

Through her role as founder and CEO of GetOnlineNOLA, Wendy is bringing websites to businesses that need them in a way that they can afford. She is also on the Board of Directors of Women in Technology, and is a founding member of the New Orleans chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. On Twitter. On LinkedIn.

Xavier Cabo

For the last nearly five years, Xavier has worked at national solar company PosiGen, where he is currently the director of technology and innovation. He brings over 10 years of experience in technology management, strategic consulting, and business process improvement to the company that provides affordable solution to low to moderate income households. On LinkedIn.

Terrell Boynton

Terrell is the director and general manager in the New Orleans office at DXC Technology. He is responsible for establishing and managing operations in New Orleans, services development,delivery to clients; and engagement with local government, business, education, and community constituencies. On LinkedIn.