Who has these ideas? Does a Mountain View return address just guarantee your start-up all the funding it wants? That seems to be the case when you look at Lunch 2.0, a “company” whose business it is to hit up other companies for free lunch. The organizers started setting up these noontime events for tech types to have some actual human interaction, as well as free food.
The really messed up thing is that this “venture” is actually working. Other companies can’t wait to host Lunch 2.0 events, and the original, Bay Area site is expanding to San Diego and Hawaii. But what grabbed us, after watching the following interview with the founders, is that the whole thing started with them sneaking into the illustrious Google cafeteria after getting fired. Works for us. Anybody got a ride to MV?
Lunch 2.0 [Main Site]
Lunch 2.0: free food, a side of tech talk Cafeteria crashers now invited guests [SF Chronicle]