It’s early in the week, yes, but never too early to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel, that start of a new week, signals a new Friday and a free lunch, with cold beer, in San Diego, as ROC hosts the first FLF San Diego (#FLFSANDIEGO– FreeLunchFriday San Diego). There is likely no better charitable organization that feeds the future, as their mission states, and nourishing entrepreneurs is where they can help.
Starting September 27th, this Friday at noon, local grub and grog will be free along with some socializing, networking opportunities, a brief 20 minute featured speaker, and an open mic.
At each of the 30 locations FLF operates Free Lunch Friday, it is structured the same way, it is on the last Friday of each month and always starts with the food and refreshments, feeding the body before the mind, and getting everyone in the right Friday state of mind is first and foremost. For FLF San Diego at ROC Downtown, the selection of local food and world famous brew will be anything but standard catered fare, considering the array of gourmet in the area. Lunch commences at 12 noon and at 1 pm the featured speaker, Chris Lema, a “serial entrepreneur” and currently also VP of Software Engineering at Emphasys Software, will share his experience and focus on innovation, start-ups and “creating high performance cultures”.
FLF’s partnership with ROC is an example of successful, focused collaboration in assisting entrepreneurs and start-up’s by embracing the unique culture they share, enhancing the possibilities of growth and success wherever possible. There is often a stigma about the formality and cheesiness of “networking” events, but just meeting people that share your work ethic and standards, that have something unique and interesting to share, or expand the opportunities of your business can be a relaxed and pleasurable experience, only further enhanced by free food, cold beer and a Friday! That is common vision of ROC and FLF, to “inspire, educate, promote, empower”, assist, encourage and provide an incredible environment for the future leaders of industry and innovation.
FLF is under one year old, currently has thirty locations and is growing rapidly. Donations and community support are how this charitable organization operates, including the donated participation from guest speakers. The attendees and those that contribute make the event special, celebrating the niche of each location. For San Diego the FLF at ROC is well deserved and will be a celebration of how San Diego stays so classy, which on Fridays may involve flip flops and a surfboard in the car, but will start with some great grub, grog, and good old mingling around the tap.