Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lunch 2.0 in Santa Monica - And Other Events

I've been remiss in posting to this blog. Very busy on a couple interesting start-ups. More on them in a couple months. In any case, I went by Lunch 2.0 in Santa Monica last Friday. It was way too crowded (250 people in a tiny space). But saw a few folks I hadn't seen in a while and connected with a couple of new people.

I saw that Ben Kuo wrote about it: More networking events

His comment that the turn-out suggested that there likely would be more of these is probably true. But, what's interesting is that the old SoCal events hosted by folks like the Technology Council seem to be struggling for attendees, while you get 250 to a networking only event during the middle of the day. Or maybe it was free lunch?

Other posts on the Lunch 2.0 event:

Lunch 2.0 in Santa Monica - They’re hiring!
Los Angeles had its first Lunch 2.0
Lunch 2.0 Hits LA: 'Hey, We Like Free Sandwiches, Too!'


heathervescent said...

Hey Tony, the LA geek dinners are very successful and have been going for almost 2 years. Come check them out:


Douglas said...

That you for the link.

I heartily enjoyed Lunch 2.0, if it was a little crowded and a little loud. I tend to like vents where you don't have to shout to be heard.

That said, I met some very nice people which, hopefully turn into friends in the future.