Renowned Technology Innovator Named to List of 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Press Release updated: Feb 5, 2018 14:00 CST

NEW ORLEANS, LA, February 5, 2018 – ​365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that its founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, was featured for the seventh year in a row on the Silicon Bayou 100 List of the most influential leaders in technology and entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

The Silicon Bayou 100 recognizes the most influential entrepreneurs and innovators in Louisiana. This prestigious accolade acknowledges Kirby’s commitment to the technology community, from building one of the most highly acclaimed companies in the state to his mentorship of startups and support of educational events in the New Orleans area. His considerable achievements have made him a stand-out in the Silicon Bayou 100 List alongside other influencers across the state.

Kirby stated, “I am proud to be an integral part of our technology community as much as I am honored to be recognized beside some of the most visionary entrepreneurs in our state. Together, we are transforming the economic landscape, creating opportunities for future generations to thrive, and proving that Louisiana is a hub for innovation.�

“I am proud to be an integral part of our technology community as much as I am honored to be recognized beside some of the most visionary entrepreneurs in our state.”

Kerry W. Kirby

Founder & CEO, 365 Connect

Kirby is an entrepreneur, technology innovator, and the founder of New Orleans-based 365 Connect, an internationally recognized, award-winning technology firm focused in the multifamily housing industry. An acclaimed speaker, author, and technology expert, Kirby has published numerous articles, studies, and contributed to several nationally published books. He has served as a speaker and panelist at universities and conferences, in addition to appearing on various media outlets such as the BBC Digital Planet program and NPR News. Known for his passion to foster the next generation of innovators, Kirby is one of the most prominent supporters of educational events that are geared towards technology.

“Louisiana, known as the Silicon Bayou, is rapidly becoming a place where entrepreneurs, innovators, and venture capitalists are making great strides in modern technology,â€� Kirby explained. “State and local governments, economic development groups, universities, start-up accelerators, and many more are supporting entrepreneurship and high-growth companies in Louisiana like never before. I am excited to be a part of it.â€�

ABOUT SILICON BAYOU 100: The Silicon Bayou 100 is the annual list of the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. The list is compiled by the community through an anonymous nomination process. The Silicon Bayou 100 is hosted by Silicon Bayou News, the leading start-up and technology media property in Louisiana, reaching hundreds of thousands of visitors per month from all 50 states and over 100 countries. For more information visit: www.SiliconBayouNews.com

ABOUT 365 CONNECT:  365 Connect was founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to transforming how apartment communities market, lease, and retain residents. As a leading provider of award-winning technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, 365 Connect delivers a fully-integrated suite of comprehensive solutions that automate marketing, simplify transactions, and serve residents after the lease is signed. The 365 Connect Resident Lifecycle Platform allows its clients infinite expansion, robust integrations, and the ability to revolutionize user experiences. Explore: www.365connect.com

Source: 365 CONNECT

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