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
Remember that time you had a good idea that was going to make you a millionaire? It was probably an idea for an app, right? In the back of your mind you’re still thinking about doing it - if you could just find the time to figure it out. And find someone who builds apps. And find someone to kick in some money.
Brice Sanderford knows the process. He built the app MySquad. MySquad hooks up people looking for a place to go out right now with bars and restaurants that have special deals right now.
Brice’s dad, Britton Sanderford, has had one or two good ideas of his own. Actually he’s had more than 70 of them. That’s the number of U.S. patents that are in his name.
You might not know it, but you’re probably using some of the technology Britton Sanderford invented right now. If you’re a convicted bank robber, or you own a bank, you have come in direct contact with Britton’s creations.
The Sanderfords arguably have the highest father-and-son IQ in New Orleans.