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
Over the past few years you’ve probably been hearing the word “entrepreneur” a lot around New Orleans. As business incubators like The Idea Village grow, and we hear success stories about all kinds of wildly imaginative local startups, you might wonder how someone gets to be an entrepreneur.
Maybe you have a great idea for a business. Have you ever wondered how you get to be one of the hip crowd hanging out at coffee shops talking about your business plan? Do you even know what a business plan looks like?
Peter Richiutti's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are both dedicated to taking you from your bright idea to global domination. And they’re both right here in New Orleans.
Scott Whittaker is a member of the board of the NO/LA Angel Network - a bunch of folks who invest in great local ideas.
Kevin Wilkins is founder and Managing Director of Trepwise – a kind of training-wheels company or silent partner for your business.
This edition of Out to Lunch is a free class at Entrepreneurial University. If you're an entrepreneur or would like to know how to become one, this show is a worthwhile 30 minute investment.