Eric, who just arrived from South Africa, tells an interesting story:
“When I arrived from Cape Town 4 weeks ago, I didn’t know that many people in San Francisco. I found out about LetsLunch and it gives me an opportunity to meet new people, find out what is happening in the city and the tech world.”
Maybe Gabe summarizes it best:
“LetsLunch is great about creating serendipity. If you are willing to put yourself out there and meet new people, great things will happen.”
Meet Yu-Kai Chou, the founder of RewardMe, a cool iPhone app for restaurant rewards. On Friday, Yu-Kai got to sit down with prominent investor Jeff Clavier for a one-hour lunch.
How did Yu-Kai separate himself from the countless aspiring entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley? By being persistent. First, he joined LetsLunch and started meeting other entrepreneurs over lunch, with no set agenda, just to network. By consistently being nice and helpful with everyone, he quickly emerged from the lot. That’s how you open doors in Silicon Valley: you never know if the next person you are chatting with may later make an introduction that will change your startup.
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