NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that the company has been inducted into the NOLA 100, which recognizes high-growth companies in the New Orleans area. This prestigious award acknowledges 365 Connect for its growth, innovation, and contribution to the economy.
The NOLA 100 is designed to highlight a total of 100 leading companies, which have gained significant traction in scaling their growth, and made a lasting impact on the local entrepreneurship movement. The program was created by Turbo Squid co-founder Matt Wisdom, in cooperation with other individuals and organizations, with the goal of inducting a total of 100 companies by 2018 in celebration of New Orleans’ Tricentennial.
“We are here to recognize these great companies that were able to scale into their respective markets, generate jobs, and contribute to the economy,” explained Clayton White, President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Louisiana Chapter. “These high-growth companies would not be here today if it were not for the creative entrepreneurs that are the driving force behind them, those who never give up, and have the unique ability to turn obstacles into opportunities.”
365 Connect Founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, responded, “365 Connect is truly honored to be inducted into this exclusive group of innovative high-growth companies that are making a difference in our community. Our city continues to reinvent itself and is rapidly becoming the hub for creativity and entrepreneurship. Together, we are proving to the rest of the world that we have a unique ecosystem that is supportive, responsive, and thrives on the next generation of change-makers.”
The award ceremony was held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, an annual business festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and new thinking in New Orleans. Companies included in the NOLA 100 must meet certain revenue requirements, achieve a substantial percentage of revenue from outside of Louisiana, and be headquartered in the Greater New Orleans Area. Nominating partners included Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, The Idea Village, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission and the New Orleans Business Alliance among others.
Event keynote speaker, Rob Lalka, incoming Executive Director of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business stated, “It is an honor to be here to induct these prolific visionaries into the NOLA 100. They exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, have attained notable success, and are the foundation that strengthens our community. These are the companies that are making a difference, setting records, and emerging as the stars of the new economy.”