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.
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Chris Schultz gets to hear a lot of great ideas. Just walking through Launchpad, the unofficial headquarters of New Orleans' I.T. start up world that Chris co-founded, can be enough to make your head spin. To say nothing of Chris's day job as an angel investor through his company Voodoo Ventures. Chris talks about his latest venture, an app that measures happiness. Yes, happiness.
Everyone is talking about McKenzie Coco's company FSC Interactive. After all, how could you run one of New Orleans most effective social media marketing companies without everyone talking about you? McKenzie's clients range from Hotel Monteleone to the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and from Uptown Magazine Street to the Downtown Development Disttrict.
In the Pay It Forward section of the show Peter, McKenzie and Chris weigh in on the all too bright future of New Orleans sunglass startup Krewe du Optic.