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New Orleans’ entrepreneur blends technology and New Orleans culture.

Alyson Kilday is the owner and creative director of Hop & Jaunt. This creative boutique agency that opened in New Orleans over six years ago focuses heavily on technology. Many young entrepreneurs such as Alyson have found New Orleans to be the perfect home for themselves and their new businesses. Alyson describes how she came to be an entrepreneur in the Crescent City: “My partner and I were planning on starting this company and we were looking at different cities across the United States. When we moved here, I didn’t realize it, but we were part of a wave of young people starting companies, and there was a huge support system for entrepreneurs and start ups.” One of Hop & Jaunt’s unique projects uses technology to create iconic images of New Orleans, similar to emojis, that users can download and add to keys on their keyboards.



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