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.

Power Up and Away – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

There are places in the world nobody wants to be. Jail. Hospital. And stuck in an airport, which can feel like a combination of the previous two.

If you’ve ever sat for hours in an airport and cursed the fact that you can’t fly direct from New Orleans to where you want to go, so has Trey Fayard.

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That’s why Trey started up New Orleans based GLO Airlines.

There’s an even worse circle of Hell you can find yourself in. Not only stuck in an airport, but now your phone’s dead. And there’s no place to charge it up. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a temporary plug-in battery that let you use your phone immediately and keep moving so you’re not tied to a wall outlet? You can do exactly that – thanks to New Orleans startup company Mobile Qubes.

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New Orleans entrepreneurs Josh Reyher from Mobile Qubes and Trey Fayard from GLO Airlines join host Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch.

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Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.

Realtor Tracey Moore