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

You Sew Right 3D July 14, 2016

There are two types of people in the world. The type that think 3D printing is the new industrial revolution. And the type that says, “What the heck is 3D printing?”

There’s a local 3D printing company called Entrescan that’s hoping to convert the type B folks to Type A with a phone app called Scandy. 

robert carriere, peter ricchiuti

On this episode of Out to Lunch Peter's talking about Scandy and 3D printing with Entrescan’s Charles Carriere.

He's also talking to two people with manufacturing businesses that are anything but revolutionary or industrial.

peter ricchiuti, melanie kostrzewa, Liz Cooke

Liz Cooke is has a hand-drawn graphic design business called Lionheart Prints.

peter ricchiuti, melanie kostrzewa

Melanie Kostrzewa sews fashion for little girls under the name The Twirl Shop.

Melanie and Liz met at a coffee shop and have an inspiring story about starting and running creative businesses.

Charles Carriere might just change the world.

melanie kostrzewa, liz cooke, robert carriere, peter ricchiuti

This conversation is an illustration of the vast range of current New Orleans entrepreneurship: from Etsy-based home businesses to the most cutting edge revolutionary app-based 3D printing.

Photos at Commander's Palace by Dionne Grayson.

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