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Lunch Beat Boston #1 is right up my alley

on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 20:04

A couple of months ago, Dimitri Gunn told me about an event blooming around the globe called Lunch Beat, a daytime version of a nighttime club experience.  Dmitri wanted to start the trend in Boston. So he got some help from Hubspot's Rebecca Corliss, snagged the social space at Hack+Reduce, some sponsorship from some vendors, Hubspot, and Atlas Ventures, and held a party today.

Lunch Beat has a few of rules in its Manifesto. Among them:

  1. If it's your first lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
  2. If it's your second, third, or fourth time at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
  3. Everybody at Lunch Beat is your dance partner.
  4. ... and more

IMO, this was a fun success. So many of the companies around the Boston / Cambridge area are so totally, intently focused on building a big success that it becomes hard to have fun. Plus, lunches are so often held sitting in a cube at your desk, eating while you do email.  This was an opportunity to actually have a remarkable lunch hour to uplift your spirit.

And lots of people made it work. Chris Mills and Breanna Berry from Helmet-Hub, and other entrepreneur friends made it and danced up a story.  Fred Destin from Atlas Ventures taught us U.S. people how the more capable European's can dance to EDM.  And most attendees were a smidgen younger than me, age didn't matter at Lunch Beat.  Michael Skok from North Bridge Venture Partners, Lucy McQuilkin from Intel Capital, Nicole Stata from Boston Seed Capital, and others could be spotted among the younger faces.

I can't say how much I appreciated this, and how cool it is that Boston's startup scene has people like Dmitri making this happen.  Thanks for everything, all those who made it work.

Thanks also to DJ's Glow Kids & Fuse for a fine set.  Now, I want my turn on the decks at one of these real soon now. :-)