Lunch 2.0 comes to Canada

The Silicon Valley born Lunch 2.0 concept is crossing the border and kicking off in Toronto next week. Leila Boujnane of Idée is hosting the inaugural Canadian lunch at the Idéeplex on February 22nd and provides some background on the event on the new Lunch 2.0 Canada site. Here’s Leila’s explanation of the concept:

  • Lunch 2.0 is lunch events at any (interesting and innovative) tech company where you show up, eat, and talk to interesting people

  • Lunch 2.0 was started in Silicon Valley; it has been so successful that people in other cities started organizing their own Lunch 2.0 events.
  • Lunch 2.0 is open to anyone to attend and open to anyone to organize and hold their own Lunch 2.0

Why go to Lunch 2.0? Well, this is why we go:

  • Learn about cool local companies, technologies and people
  • Share ideas… or learn about new ideas
  • Expand our network in our city’s Tech community
  • Get free stuff!

How Does It Work? When there is a Lunch 2.0 organized in your area:

  • RSVP
  • Leave work for your lunch hour – that’s innovative I tell you!
  • Get free food and drinks
  • Meet new people, learn about a new start up, new technologies
  • Scope out companies you may be interested in working at (hey if you are a new graduate or a co-op, what better way to figure out where you would like to end up!)
  • When Lunch 2.0 is all done and wrapped up: Go back to work happy and be productive

If you’d like to attend the Feb. 22nd Toronto lunch, register here. If you’d like to organize a Lunch 2.0 in your fine city, contact Leila.

Boris Mann of Bootup Labs is wondering aloud when Lunch 2.0 will be served in Vancouver. The Raincity/Bryght Boys have been hosting Thursday BBQs for awhile but maybe its time to upgrade to version 2.0.