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2016 in Southern Startups: Stories, Rounds, and What Comes Next

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on December 8, 2016

We'll always remember 2016 as the year of Pokemon Go, the Cubs World Series, and the wackiest ever presidential election. But how did the Southern startup community fare in 2016? We've put together a quick recap of the highs and lows from the past year. 

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The Ada Lovelace Woman of the Year in GNO Tech Awards: Our 2016 Nominees

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on September 29, 2016

It is our pleasure to present this year’s dazzling set of dames nominated for the Woman of the Year in GNO Tech.

These women have met criteria across three categories: leadership, inspiration, and innovation. We defined leadership as the role of guiding a team at some capacity or launching a tech-enabled business, inspiration as giving back to the community and teaching the younger generation about technology, and innovation as engineering or designing technical products. Lastly, if a nominee did not reside in the GNO area, they needed to play a pivotal role at a company headquartered here.

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NostalgiaTech - How the 90's is Still Influencing Tech Today

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on August 25, 2016

A little over a year ago we began work on a project called Echo.

Echo is the brainchild of Tim Kappel, a prominent New Orleans/Nashville entertainment attorney. Echo is a social app that allows you to create and share digital memories around music. It's also in open beta right now, if you'd like to help test it. 

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Birmingham Rising: Sloss Tech and Other Signs of Potential

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on July 20, 2016

If you work in the tech industry, and you don’t live in The Bay, you are part of a race.

You may not have realized you signed up to run it, but if you’re earning a living in the digital economy, you are part of a nation-wide sprint: the race to become the “next Silicon Valley.” 

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Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans - and Why They Stay - PART 2

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on June 16, 2016

We'll never again have to "know what it means to miss New Orleans"...because we decided to never leave. LookFar is interviewing transplants in tech and entrepreneurship on why they chose to call the Crescent City home. Share your story by emailing jillianf@lookfar.com

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Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans - and Why They Stay

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on April 26, 2016

We'll never again have to "know what it means to miss New Orleans"...because we decided to never leave. LookFar is interviewing transplants in tech and entrepreneurship on why they chose to call the Crescent City home. Share your story by emailing jillianf@lookfar.com

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The 5 Judges You'll Meet At Every Startup Pitch Competition

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on March 3, 2016

Money men, scale-balancers, and tech freaks - oh my!

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is nearly upon us. In just over a week, New Orleans will be chock-full of founders, investors, and startup nuts of every description. And no event draws those attendees together quite like a pitch competition. NOEW, being a big fan of bringing people together, has 13 of them scheduled.

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How to Make a Kick-Ass Pitch Deck Using Nothing but PowerPoint

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on November 12, 2015

But We Won't Build Decks

We love startups. We’d do almost anything to support a partner or potential partner. But just like Meatloaf, there is one thing we don’t do. We will not build your pitch deck.

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