Catching Up – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans
Two years ago on Out to Lunch we met two very interesting entrepreneurs.
Haley Burns was just finishing up school. She was wondering if she could turn a project called Fund 17 that she’d started as a student, into a full time job.
Libby Fischer had come to New Orleans to get involved in education again, having been a part of Teach For America in Mississippi. On this trip, Libby wound up as CEO of an education startup called Whetstone.
Today, Haley Burns and Libby Fisher are Peter’s guests on Out to Lunch. Two years later, things are very different for both of them.
Haley has pioneered a business model that takes folks with a “side hustle” and gives them the skills and capital to start a business.
Libby has turned out to be an extraordinarily effective CEO and has grown her startup into a nationwide business with over 11,000 teachers serving a quarter of a million students. And she’s one of Forbes Magazine’s 2017 30 Under 30 All Stars.
This is a fun and informative conversation with two innovative entrepreneurs.
Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.