You are surrounded by people. You have hundreds of phone contacts, thousands of virtual friends, and you live in a city with a population of millions.
But you have no one to eat with.
Founded in 2012, TableTribes is an online/mobile platform that helps you FIND YOUR PEOPLE. By facilitating encounters over food and drink, we promote authentic relationship building and empower people to connect with others around them on a day-to-day basis.
TableTribes is the first proof of concept for Xuntora Labs, a research-driven initiative dedicated to the creation of empathy-activation platforms. Our mission is to maximize human potential by designing practical consumer-facing applications that specifically target core social intelligence skills.
Writer, bartender, owner of the nationally-acclaimed bars Columbia Room and Passenger, and maker of "The Best Martini in America" (according to GQ Magazine).
Steven is a member of the award-winning Fatback DJ collective.
Head of Global Public Policy at Twitter; telecommunications and Internet technology policy expert
Advisor. Co-owner and manager of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Equinox Restaurant, Watershed, and MUSE at the Corcoran.
Writes about travel and food for the New York Times ("Getting Lost" and "The Frugal Traveler"), Saveur, Gourmet, Afar Magazine, and chronicles the joys of male parenthood for Dadwagon
An intrepid art fan, sometime Ninja curator, and collector-in-the-rough.
As President of Llamadas, S.A., Brian leads strategic efforts to bring low-cost phone service to rural Nicaragua through a series of innovative telephony projects specifically created for the developing world.
Founder & Co-Owner at Kaze Design, one of the District’s most respected print a multimedia design firms. Kate is an avid art collector and environmental activist. Kate also serves as the Board Vice President at Transformer.
His work as an interior designer has been featured in DC Design House, Washington Post, Capitol File, and the Washingtonian. Can be found advancing the cause at Archer, one of DC's premier purveyors of mid-century modern art and design.
Advisor. Co-founder of critically acclaimed and beloved DC institutions, including Tryst, The Diner, Mendocino Grill, and Sonoma Restaurant.
Los Angeles-based artist who uses uses performance, video and installation to explore notions of “home” and “homeland”
Katherine is a reporter with the Washington Post's Style and Arts sections. She writes features on fashion, arts and culture, as well as a weekly consumer column.
Founder and owner of Ross Academic, an academic coaching business providing individualized academic support to college students in the DC area.
Founder and CEO of Invest2Innovate, an intermediary organization that supports early-stage social enterprises and strengthens access to capital in new & untapped markets.
A singer-songwriter who describes her music as fractal folk. Inspired by Explosions in the Sky, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Joanna Newsom, and Annie Clark of St. Vincent. Currently recording her first album.
Founder and CEO of Pine Benefit Corp and a former competitor on Food Network’s Chopped; passionate advocate of teaching children in underserved neighborhoods about healthy eating and healthy living.
Founder & Director of Contemporary Wing in Washington, D.C., has produced major exhibitions of historically significant artists including Shepard Fairey, Teo González, and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), among others.
Currently serving as a 2012 Ash Fellow; Rohit's research and work focuses on public and private entrepreneurship, technology and data movements, social media and online organizing, and government innovation.
Bar manager at Ripple in Cleveland Park
SF-based design strategist with design agency Future; facilitates Think Wrong workshops around the world through Future Project and Project M
Served more than thirty years as a civil service and foreign service officer with the United States Department of State; oversaw major weapons systems elimination projects, including ballistic missiles and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
Chef de Cuisine at Todd Gray’s MUSE at the Corcoran
Jamil Poonja focuses his energy on creating tools that enable global communities to tackle challenges, focusing particularly on the intersection point between the public and private sectors.
President of the DC Craft Bartender's Guild; formerly Lead Bartender and Beverage Director of Jose Andres' ThinkFoodGroup
Bartender-extraordinaire from Bourbon Steak of the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown
Fine art photographer who combines and juxtaposes imagery from an array of visual traditions, including renaissance painting, pornography, snapshots, Web images, fashion advertising, vintage postcards, cookbooks and physique magazines.
Founder of DC Central Kitchen, Founder of CForward, Non Profit Times "50 Most Powerful and Influential Nonprofit Leaders," James Beard Foundation "Humanitarian of the Year," Oprah Angel, and Caring Institute "Ten Most Caring People in America."
Communications Manager: helped organize outreach and planning efforts. Currently a Program Partnerships Coordinator with the VSA, as well as an exhibiting artist at (e)merge art fair.
Ric is a journalist and researcher who focuses on human rights issues, particularly in Latin America. He's authored the biography, "The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement," which went on to be produced as a documentary film.
Luke, a Maine native and Georgetown graduate, is the founder and owner of Luke’s Lobster.
Senior editor at The Weekly Standard; currently working on a book, "Vodka: An Illustrated History"
Senior Education Officer in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Organization Affairs, where he coordinates policy on education and youth issues at the United Nations.
An Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer and journalist who traveled extensively through South Africa during the anti-apartheid uprising, and most recently was the Chief Curator for Discovery Communication's Curiosity Project.
Activist, writer, practitioner, and scholar of Tibetan Buddhism; author of "In the Shadow of the Buddha: Secret Journeys, Sacred Histories, and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet"
One of DC's favorite bartenders from the Gibson and Jack Rose
Internationally renowned bassist for Thievery Corporation and founding member of influential, underground post-punk outfit GoGoGo Airheart (1996–2006).
From hip hop, afrobeat, soul, to samba, Jamil spins as DJ Jahsonic every Monday at Marvin.
Curator for ART in Embassies, US Department of State, as well as an independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC.
Founder of TableTribes and Xuntora Labs.
Author of "Man Seeks God" and "The Geography of Bliss," a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into eighteen languages.
Margot started her singing career with the Washington National Opera at age 10. By 15 she was releasing a second album and winning awards. Since then she has opened for national acts, played legendary venues in DC and NYC, and is hailed as the future of DC rock.
Expert in Prohibition history, and leads the Temperance Tour of Prohibition-related sites in DC; author of "Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren't" and "The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet"
Mike heads New Media and Special Projects in the CIOs office at Georgetown University. He strives to reimagine the role of technology in higher education and how edtech can help universities better educate, create and collaborate.
Lead bartender at Rogue24
Executive Chef of Art and Soul
Host of NPR’s All Songs Considered; composer and musician
Amy Saidman is the Executive Director of Speakeasy DC, one of the nation’s leaders in the presentation and training of story performance.
Owner/Chef of Taco Bamba (set to open Fall 2012); former Executive Chef of BLT Steak in Washington DC
Washington D.C. based writer and performer; curates a national Twitter poetry series on NPR for National Poetry Month
Billy uses popular culture and cultural leveraging to serve as narrative for his 2D and 3D mixed media works. He's exhibited all over the country, including the African American Museum (Dallas, TX) and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE).
Mixologist with Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC
Designer and photographer whose work has been featured in the New York Times and In Style Magazine, among others. Her client list includes Food52, Whole Foods Market, and The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
PR Director: helped TableTribes reach out to DC's culture, art and style communities. Director of Public Relations at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, and Founder of Project Beltway.
Music Director: responsible for musical curation, programming, and being the bridge to the music community in DC. Founder of DC Setlist, which explores all things related to music in DC and around the world.
Founder of Image Granted, a DC-based style consultancy dedicated to solving the complex image, style and fashion issues of today's professional man.
Molecular biologist; expert on scientific communication and embryonic stem cells; co-founder of thirst DC
An active cellist in the DC and Baltimore area who has played for audiences as diverse as OccupyDC, NPR, Black Cat, and Velvet Lounge.
Founder of GoKateShoot. Photographer for Washingtonian Magazine and the Corcoran Gallery + School of Art, and has been featured by the New York Times, Washington Post, the Armani Frames of Your Life campaign, and DC Magazine.
Serena, through her company Creative Ideation, focuses on effective storytelling through photography and multimedia.
Deena is a vocalist and performing artist. In 2008, her performance debut was in Austin, TX for The New Music Coop’s show “The Universal Instrument,” a concert devoted to new compositions featuring the human voice.
Mia is the Senior Global Campaigner at Avaaz.org -- a global web movement that brings people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. In her spare time, she moonlights as the lead singer for Constant Alarm.
Originally from Nicaragua, Elena's sound can be described as bilingual folk rock. While pursuing her musical career, she is an Immigration Field Coordinator at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in Washington DC, and writes regularly for Huffington Post.