Startup Diaries: Social Media Week, Food Tech Wednesday & Croydon TechCity

It’s been a while since we updated you on business at TableCrowd and what we’ve been up to, so here is a quick roundup.

Kate joined the Advisory Board for Social Media Week (“SMW”). SMW is returning to London in September 2013 and is hosted by Chinwag for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s theme is Open & Connected reflecting on the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change.

TableCrowd is hosting a dinner for startups for Social Media Week, “Tales from the Trenches” – using social media effectively for your startup. Dinner at Google Campus, in usual TableCrowd style, followed by Q&A with 3 carefully selected startups. Real examples, experiences, ideas and tips. We’ll get down to the dirty detail and the nitty gritty of what actually works – and what doesn’t! Ruth Barnett of SwiftKey, Zoe Arch of Craft Candy & WenLin Soh of Edible Experiences will be our after dinner Q&A panel. You can book onto the table here.

Kate was invited to speak at the rapidly growing #Croydon #TechCity event at Matthews Yard. A thriving startup and digital community that is starting to make its mark on the map thanks to its champions Jonny Rose and Nigel Dias. A great event and wonderful opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs and founders. The first Croydon Citizen dinner took place a few weeks after.

Food Tech Wednesday launched with a bang. A meetup for London’s Food Tech Startups. Everything from food subscriptions services, restaurant booking sites, mobile loyalty apps, social marketing programs and more – everything high tech related to the food and hospitality businesses. The purpose of the meetups is to get together to share notes on the market, exchange knowledge and inspire each other. They are the last Wednesday of the month – you can get involved here.

After re-launching our site using Responsive Web Design earlier this year, we added our first responsive email template. You may have received it, we hope you liked it! Next steps for our whizz development team is our iPhone app. The planning and scheming is well underway – we anticipate a super fast turnaround.

And of course, we’ve had some really interesting dinners, particularly startup dinners. Our Fashion Startups “Meet & Eat” was a great success with a great line up of startups and press / blogger guests. We also had dinner with Benjamin Southworth (pre his departure from UKTI) and dinner with Simon Menashy of MMC.

That’s all folks! You can see what’s coming up and join in the action, by browsing dinners here.

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