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

Sopo Tchoup May 14, 2015

Every time a new mobile device comes out we can put more stuff on it. These days we don’t need to carry a calendar, phone book, yellow pad, book, map, magazine, music player, camera, DVD player, laptop, or even a heart monitor. So what, exactly, are we putting in these bags and backpacks we all lug around? Somebody who knows the answer to that is Patti Dunn.

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Patti's New Orleans company, Tchoup Industries, makes bags and back packs. 

If you have the right font on your device, Sopo has two dots over the “o’s” like Motorhead and Motley Crue. But SOPO is not a band, it’s the name of a store on a retail-challenged stretch of Carrollton Avenue where they sell Tchoup bags and other New Orleans made artisan products.

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Robin Borne from SOPO joins Peter on this edition of Out to Lunch.

crutcher reiss

In the entrepreneur segment of the show, Peter introduces Crutcher Reiss and his startup biz, My Mix Nutrition. Hear a longer conversation with Crutcher, Peter, Robin, and Patti, here.

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