It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Entrepreneurial U – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Over the past few years you’ve probably been hearing the word “entrepreneur” a lot around New Orleans. As business incubators like The Idea Village grow, and we hear success stories about all kinds of wildly imaginative local startups, you might wonder how someone gets to be an entrepreneur.

Maybe you have a great idea for a business. Have you ever wondered how you get to be one of the hip crowd hanging out at coffee shops talking about your business plan? Do you even know what a business plan looks like?

Peter Richiutti’s guests on this edition of Out to Lunch  are both dedicated to taking you from your bright idea to global domination.  And they’re both right here in New Orleans.

Scott Whittaker

Scott Whittaker is a member of the board of the NO/LA Angel Network – a bunch of folks who invest in great local ideas.

Kevin Wilkins

Kevin Wilkins is founder and Managing Director of Trepwise – a kind of training-wheels company or silent partner for your business.

kevin wilkins, scott whittaker, peter ricchiuti

This edition of Out to Lunch is a free class at Entrepreneurial University. If you’re an entrepreneur or would like to know how to become one, this show is a worthwhile 30 minute investment. 

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.