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First 29 New Orleans companies chosen for NOLA100: Who made the list?


By: Jed Lipinski

Twenty-nine New Orleans-based startups have been named inaugural members of the NOLA100, a group of companies considered to be leading the local entrepreneurship movement.

Matt Wisdom, co-founder of TurboSquid.com and the Idea Village, made the announcement Wednesday (Aug. 26), noting that the goal is to reach 100 companies by the New Orleans’ tricentennial in 2018.

“The entrepreneurial movement is well on its way to becoming a significant part of the GDP of New Orleans,” Wisdom said in a news release. “It’s time to recognize these entrepreneurs, their companies, and the impact they are having in diversifying our economy.”

To be included in the group, members had to meet certain criteria. They must have been founded during or after 1999, have surpassed $1 million in booked business in a single fiscal year, have the goal of achieving at least 50 percent of sales outside of Louisiana, and be headquartered in the 10-parish greater New Orleans area, among other requirements.

Nominating partners included Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Delgado Community College, The Idea Village, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission and the New Orleans Business Alliance, among others.

The 29 entrepreneurs inducted into the NOLA100 this week include: APMT Inc., Audiosocket, Big Easy Blends, Dinner Lab, Dukky, eTax Credit Exchange Corp., Fleurty Girl, Golden Leaf Energy, Hollywood Trucks, HUKA Productions, IDScan.net, inFRONT, iSeatz, Kickboard, Krewe du Optic, Lucid, Naked Pizza, Netchex, NOLA Brewing Co., NOLA Couture, The Occasional Wife, PosiGen, Search Influence, Solomon Group, Sucré, Tierra Resources, TurboSquid.com, Your Nutrition Delivered and zlien.

For more information about the companies visit the Idea Village’s website.


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