Brian Bordainick Dinner Lab

The New Orleans transplant and widely recognized serial entrepreneur, Brian Bordainick, has not only raised $2 million in partnerships with the NFL and NIKE for the city's Ninth Ward Field of Dreams, but he's also worked for the Mayor of New Orleans to transition more than 100 employees into a public/private partnership and scoured the country, as the Director of Entrepreneurial Investments at 4.0 Schools, to find people developing cutting-edge educational ideas to source new technology-based learning strategies. His latest venture, Dinner Lab, is a membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners in unconventional locales. No meal, no location, and no experience is ever exactly the same, but the common thread is the experience of building a sense of community around a dinner table. Dinner Lab has received substantial buzz and is expanding to Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles. In the midst of closing a $1.5 million round of funding, the team announced the opening of a New York City restaurant, which will cycle their top-rated chefs and one-of-a-kind menus.