Dmitri Gunn, a 35-year-old entrepreneur, startup advisor, and event host in the MIT technology community who can call himself the Executive Director of TEDxCambridge, is just about to pick up the Lunch Beat initiator title. We couldn’t be more delighted.
How did you first get to know about Lunch Beat?
I first read about Lunch Beat in Forbes back in May of 2012 and thought it was an extraordinary idea. I loved Molly’s underground dance manifesto and her creative inspiration to host the first event in a garage. Lunch Beat has come a long way since those humble origins and we hope Lunch Beat Boston plays a role in spreading the daytime dance movement across America.
You are launching Lunch Beat in Boston; what do you plan for the event?
I have assembled a fantastic team are we are organizing a high-energy daytime club experience for 200-300 people. We are hosting Lunch Beat Boston at two non-profit community venues in Kendall Square and the Seaport District. An event production company is providing all the AV equipment necessary to convert these venues into a club environment. Our DJs are spinning trance and progressive house music along with a VJ to create a visually immersive experience. We are serving vegetarian sandwiches featuring locally grown organic ingredients and providing attendees with bottled water.
Who do you hope will participate in, and appreciate, Lunch Beat in Boston?
We are hosting Lunch Beat Boston for people in the technology startup, digital media, and online marketing community. There are lots of well established events, panel discussions, and conferences in Boston, but nothing as fun and unique as Lunch Beat. Our hope is this creative event series becomes a monthly celebration for passionate fans of EDM to connect and dance during their lunch breaks.
Anything else you want to add about your plans, hopes or ideas for Lunch Beat in the future?
Our goal is to host an event series for fans of EDM that reflects the tremendous technical and creative diversity found within the Boston technology community. Lunch Beat Boston will evolve over time as we grow and partner with innovative organizations who share our community goals. There is no telling where this is leading, but our team is tremendously excited about bringing the concept to Boston.