It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Water Works – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Ocean front property is desirable, unless the ocean is meant to be hundreds of miles from your front door.

webster pierce

Webster Pierce Jr is the inventor of a hunk of plastic called the Wave Robber.

webster and his wave robber

Anchored off the coast of rapidly disappearing Louisiana land, it upends the natural process of waves washing away land by robbing them of their power, but unlike a traditional breakwater, siphons the silt out of the wave to create land.

sarah mack

Sarah Mack is a pioneer in the field of business and governmental cooperation to save the wetlands. In the kind of public/private financing model that property developers have employed to rejuvenate urban wastelands, Dr Mack marries carbon credits with the carbon-saving properties of wetlands to create a win-win financing model to pay for massive scale wetland remediation.

sarah mack webster pierce peter ricchiuti

In the Pay It Forward segment of this show, our two water works pioneers and Peter discuss another local revolutionary land-saving business NanoFex. In a Out to Lunch first, David Culpepper, founder of NanoFex offers a truly ground-level investment opportunity to join him.

Realtor Tracey Moore