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An Interview with Airpnp’s Max Gaudin, The King of the Porcelain Throne

By | Feb 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I had the privilege to interview Max Gaudin, the co-founder and “PEO” of one of New Orleans’ newest and most-talked about startups, Airpnp. Max’s company provides a service that all of us probably wish we had at one time or another, and that is…

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New Orleans Hottest Startups Are…

By | Oct 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

This evening was Tech Cocktail’s New Orleans Social at Ohm Lounge.  Of the startups included at the event, the Tech Cocktail editorial team selected the two hottest.  And they were… New Orleans’s Hottest Startups Dinner Lab – In the simplest sense, Dinner Lab is a platform for…


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Marquee: Connecting Music Fans with Their Favorite Bands

By | Jul 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

I had the opportunity to talk to Ethan Rosenberg, cofounder of one of New Orleans’s most promising startups, Marquee Mobile. They’re a lean team that has successfully dealt with some of a startup’s most difficult challenges, from working as a remote team to pounding…


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Launch Fest 2013: Launch Pad Showcases 8 Startups in New Orleans

By | May 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Launch Fest is an event that combines an entrepreneurship conference with a demo day for the Launch Pad accelerator class of 2013, and yesterday marked their fourth annual event. The goal of this year’s Launch Fest, from the startup perspective, was to showcase the…


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Chris Schultz Talks About New Orleans-based Launch Pad and the Newly Launched Niko Niko

By | Mar 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Over the last few years, New Orleans has been in a constant state of rebuilding. Along with the volunteers and contractors who have worked to rebuild the historic city, came a crop of talented, smart entrepreneurs looking to build companies, too. In the video…


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Get Meetings with In-Demand Mentors on Connect for a Cause

By | Feb 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

Would you pay $1,150 for a meeting with 500 Startups’s Dave McClure? Someone did. And they did it on Connect for a Cause, a site that lets anyone auction off meetings for charity. CEO and cofounder Jason Nicosia is counting on how desperately people…


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14 Apps to Pump Up Your Super Bowl Sunday

By | Feb 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

Apparently, there’s some sort of sporting event going on this weekend. Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl from the comfort of your couch or with the crowds in New Orleans, here are some apps that will keep you plugged in. From Home NFL Mobile:…


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Siri, Pay the Check: Mobile Payment Insights from CTIA Wireless 2012

By | May 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

If you are like me, you almost never have cash to pay the bill at a restaurant or elsewhere, but you ALWAYS have your mobile phone with you.   So why is it that more people don’t use mobile phones to pay for transactions?   Some…


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Demo Day: Launch Pad Ignition Fires Up 7 Startups

By | May 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Another day, another fresh new class of startups launching to the public. This time it’s demo day for Launch Pad Ignition, a tech accelerator based in New Orleans. The program offered coworking space, mentorship, and up to $20,000 (for startups not yet funded). “We…


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Launchpad Ignition Blasts Off First New Orleans Startup Class

By | May 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Startup accelerator programs have been spreading like wildfire over the last few years. We have been covering them since 2007 as TechStars launched in Boulder, Colorado to emulate Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston’s Y Combinator model. Since then we’ve seen TechStars expand to other…