Startup Engine Dinner 25/04/2013

We headed to London favourite BKB in Soho for this week’s Startup Engine meal and my personal fill of social dining. Probably the warmest evening of the year so far, so the Soho streets were packed and people were fighting over the window-side and on-street seats. There were 10 diners, so a busy and lively TableCrowd dinner. The fish finger sandwiches looked delicious but in an attempt to keep it healthy, I opted for a chicken, bacon and blue cheese salad. Verdict: yummy. I could easily be a Master Chef judge.

Kevin Quincey, founder of CityBeachLondon joined us. Kevin invited along Marc Weide, a musician turned Music Agent, who provides music acts for all occasions, from Scottish pipers to Egyptian belly dancers through his company, Piano Forte Entertainment. It was great to meet Jack Flanagan, who hosted his first TableCrowd dinner last week, ‘Copy Writing & Startups’ and has scheduled in another one on this very same topic on 16th May – Copywriting & Startups at Pizza East in Shoreditch. Jack is currently a very passionate freelance writer.

Kate Reid and Paul Nolan from Rock Salt joined their second TableCrowd dinner. Rock Salt is an established and creative team of copywriters, journalists and digital marketers. Chris Walkey and business partner joined us from MarketMe, a successful social media agency that works with a number of startups based in and around Tech City. I have met Chris previously due to his involvement with the Lion’s Cage pitch competition held at Google Campus.

Iain joined us from risk management startup Calabash, an innovative trading and risk management system that leap-frogs the short-comings of legacy trading platforms. Big plans and exciting stuff to come!

Another wonderful evening with a great group of people.

If you’re interested in networking with other startups, join us this week when we will be joined by TableCrowd’s partner and top 100 creative digital agency nerv, so come armed with any questions about branding, web design & web building. Check it out here: Startup Engine Dinner In Partnership With Nerv: Networking With Other Startups.

– Kate

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