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

Drinkstagram January 4, 2018

There are 500 million people on Instagram. It’s the world’s biggest social media site behind Facebook. Instagram reportedly grew by 100 million users over the past 12 months.

Business people wrestle with a simple question: How do you turn this captive audience into customers?

On this edition of Out to Lunch we meet the person who has the answer. His name is Dalton Dean.

Dalton Dean

Dalton's app, Mainspree, lets you turn your Instagram account into a store.

If you want a break from making a fortune on Instagram, maybe you want to go out for a quiet meal. Or a rowdy cocktail. If you want to make sure the atmosphere where you’re going is what you’re looking for, you can check the vibe on an app called Scenehound.

Michael Underwood

Scenehound’s founder, Michael Underwood, joins Peter Ricchiuti on Out to Lunch.

This is a fascinating and illuminating about two potentially big deal apps with their two potentially big deal founders.

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Photos at Commander's Palace by Alison Moon.

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