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.

Angels ‘n Exports – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

A few years ago, for most of us start up was a verb it was something you did to a car. These days it’s a noun. A startup is a new business, typically based on a new and untested idea. One of the toughest things about a startup, the noun, is the verb starting it up. The main obstacles are figuring out the best way to go about it, and how to pay for it. One place startups turn to to start up is an Angel Investor. Having an Angel Investor is kind of like having a successful uncle who believes in you enough to give you some capital and guidance. Mike Eckert is Vice Chairman of the nationwide Angel Capital Association and chairman of the local NO LA Angel Network. Mike has had some experience in starting up companies. Among them he started The Weather Channel, and was its CEO for 14 years. If you’ve already got a business and you’d like to grow it, Knud Brthelsen s company Connect and Trade can show you how. Knud can tell you, as he says in the title of his new book, How New Technology lets Anyone Market and Sell to Anyone Anywhere . And he has the data to back it up. In the Remember, You Heard It Here First segment of today s show Peter introduces Mike and Knud to entrepreneur Justin Kray, inventor of a new board game, Interrupt You can hear a longer conversation about Interrupt with Peter, Mike, Knud, and Justin, here. The photos on this page were taken at Commander s Palace by Cheryl DalPozzal.

Realtor Tracey Moore