365 Connect Founder Named to Silicon Bayou 100 List of Most Influential Entrepreneurs for Sixth Consecutive Year

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 its founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, was featured for the sixth year in a row on the Silicon Bayou 100 List as one of the most influential leaders in technology and entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

The Silicon Bayou 100 List, published by Silicon Bayou News, recognizes the most active and influential entrepreneurs and technology innovators in Louisiana today. This prestigious accolade acknowledges Kirby's commitment, creativity, dedication to progress technology, and mentor startups in the New Orleans technology community. His considerable achievements have made him a stand out in the Silicon Bayou 100 List alongside celebrities and other influencers across the state.

Kirby stated, “I am proud to be a part of the technology community in my home state, and I am honored to be recognized for my leadership as well as my technological ingenuity. Together, we are proving to the rest of the nation that great technology is being created right here in Louisiana. In fact, we are becoming the hub for creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation.“

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. A renowned speaker, author, and media expert on technology, Kirby has published numerous articles, case studies, and is a contributor to several nationally published books. Kirby has been a guest lecturer, featured speaker, and panelist at numerous universities, national conferences, and events. He has appeared on the BBC Digital Planet program, NPR News, and various media outlets. Known for his passion to foster the next generation of innovators, Kirby is one of the most prominent supporters of educational events in the New Orleans area that are geared towards technology. Most notably, he has led 365 Connect to receive a vast array of international, national, and regional awards including the Louisiana Governor's Technology Award.

“Louisiana, known as the Silicon Bayou, is rapidly becoming a place where entrepreneurs, technology developers, innovators, and venture capitalists are making great strides in modern technology,“ Kirby explained. “The state government, economic development groups, universities, start-up accelerators, and many more are supporting entrepreneurship and high growth companies like never before. Our future has never been brighter, and I am excited to be a part of it.“

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About 365 Connect: 365 Connect is a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Delivering a fully-integrated solution that eliminates redundant marketing efforts, simplifies transactions, and provides services after the lease is signed, the 365 Connect Platform interfaces with a variety of third-party applications to streamline operations and enhance user experiences. Powering the resident lifecycle since 2003, 365 Connect delivers game-changing results for its clients and the residents they serve by remaining laser-focused on connecting people with where they live. Explore: www.365connect.com