Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Alt Startup January 18, 2018

One of the knocks against New Orleans as a place to start up a business is that we can’t be all that great or we would have produced a Google or Facebook or some sort of spectacular big-bucks success by now.

But, despite what you might think, not everybody wants to be a billionaire. Some people have a great idea for a small creative business. They don’t need millions of dollars of venture capital – they just need a bit of help to make it happen.

Kristy Oustalet

That’s where Kristy Oustalet and her creative business incubator, Venture Pop, come in. 

Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker is the founder of Camelback Ventures where they focus on investing in businesses founded by women and people of color.

Aaron Walker, Kristy Oustalet, Peter Ricchiuti

Camelback Ventures and Venture Pop are pioneering alternative approaches to business that are turning out to be as successful as they are unconventional.

Photos at Commander's Palace by Alison Moon.

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