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
It used to be that, for the most part, politicians led the way for social change. Business people worked within the boundaries of society to make money.
Today, things are different. Some of our most innovative agents of change are entrepreneurs. Jeff Bezos. Steve Jobs. Elon Musk.
Here in New Orleans we have entrepreneurs who are not household names. Yet.
Nick Pashos has a company called Bio Aesthetics that is pioneering a totally new specialized technique in breast reconstructive surgery.
Huzefa Dossaji’s company, Certintell Telehealth, is a kind of virtual doctors clinic that puts people who live far away from medical care in a room with a doctor.
People around the entrepreneurial world in New Orleans often ask when we’re going to produce something like the next Google or Facebook. Both Bio Aesthetics and Certintell Telehealth are contenders for the big time.