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365 Connect Founder and CEO Named to Silicon Bayou 100 List of Most Influential Technology Entrepreneurs

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 fifth year in the row in 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 recognizes Kirby's commitment, creativity, and dedication to progress technology, mentor startups, and support of the technology community in the New Orleans area. 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 and honored to be recognized for my leadership and technology innovations in my home state. Together, we are setting an example that great technology is being created right here in Louisiana as 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 award-winning technology provider that boasts a deep understanding of the housing process. 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 on real estate and technology. Kirby has been a guest lecturer, featured speaker, and panelist at numerous universities, national conferences, and events. Known for his passion to foster the next generation of technology innovators, Kirby is one of the most notable supporters of technology and educational events in the New Orleans area. He has been featured on the BBC Digital Planet program, NPR News and various media outlets, and has led 365 Connect to receive a vast array of national and international technology 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, according to Kirby. “The state government, economic development groups, universities, start-up accelerators, and many more are supporting entrepreneurship and high growth companies here like never before. Our future has never been brighter, and I am excited to be a part of it.”

About Silicon Bayou News: Silicon Bayou News is the leading technology media property in Louisiana reaching tens of thousands of visitors and drawing more than 145,000 page-views per month from all 50 states and over 100 countries. Our audience includes tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, brands and corporations, early adopters, social media enthusiasts, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Web 2.0 fanatics and business and technology journalists. Our long term goal at Silicon Bayou News is to foster and support a connected and vibrant community of entrepreneurs and creatives on the Silicon Bayou – and shout about good things happening for the whole world to hear. 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, we deliver a fully-integrated suite of comprehensive solutions that automate marketing, simplify transactions, and serve residents after the lease is signed. 365 Connect allows its clients infinite expansion, robust integrations, and the ability to revolutionize user experiences. Explore: www.365connect.com