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Dine with Paperless Post: planning for international growth

at Lima Floral , Covent Garden (map)

Who's coming

  • Kate

    Master of all trades and founder, now sit down, TableCrowd, SilkFred,

  • Mike

    MD Founder, Wicked Uncle

  • Sarah

    Director of Business Development, Mangostorm

  • Lena

    Founder, Kiwi Gray

  • Ross

    Young Gun "Golden Gun" 2014, IoD Young Director of the Year 2014, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, Global Personals Limited

  • Louise

    Business Development Director, London Early Years Foundation

  • Caroline

    --, Paperless Post

  • Host

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Oliver

    Founder / CEO, EarlyBird

  • Ciaran

    Founder of Tala, Tala

  • Samira

    Strategy Manager, BBC

  • Emily

    Community Manager, Product Hunt


Lima Floral

14 Garrick Street (Floral Street entrance), Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9BJ

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We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks & a chance to meet other entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Caroline Harding-Gelbard.

Caroline is GM UK & Senior Director of International Expansion at Paperless Post. She previously lead international expansion at Stella & Dot.

Caroline will share her story, as well as insights for those who are considering international expansion now or in the future, or are interested in the process. Caroline’s informal after dinner talk will cover vital considerations like identifying the right markets to expand to, translation versus localisation and managing overseas growth alongside a rapidly growing domestic business. The conversation will also cover the people side of going global; setting up product/tech and marketing teams to support global expansion, and resourcing locally. There will be plenty of chance for questions.

This dinner is open to entrepreneurs and will be particularly interesting for those ready or planning for overseas expansion or just interested in how it would work.

It will be an amazing opportunity to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs to share ideas, challenges and experiences, as well as to talk to Caroline informally over dinner.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett (Get Taxi!) on first download of the app. Details on the night.

Caroline Harding-Gelbard is the UK General Manager and Senior Director of International Expansion for Paperless Post, a fast-growing, venture-backed company which allows users to create custom online and paper stationery through innovative technologies and beautiful design. Prior to joining Paperless Post in early 2015, she spent 3 years with Stella & Dot (a global social-selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women via a family of brands encompassing jewellery, accessories and beauty), leading their expansion in Europe. In her early career she worked in strategy consulting for Bain & Company. She spent five years with Bain, working in London, Johannesburg and San Francisco. Following an MA in History at the University of Cambridge, Caroline went on to study at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Read more about Caroline here.

Paperless Post is an eCommerce company selling personalised online and printed cards, invitations, and announcements. Founded in 2008, the company has raised over $30m in funding.

They tweet @paperlesspost

For any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, please ensure you have completed your dietary needs in your profile.

~ Starter ~
> Scallops Tiradito - Hand Dived Scallops. Chia Seed. Rocoto Tiger’s Milk.

~ Main ~
> Seared Duck Breast - Chicha. Corn Beer. Yellow Potato. Green Rocoto
> Cod Aji Panca, Yellow Tiger’s Milk. White Quinoa. Pickled Lemon.

~ Wine & soft drinks ~

This dinner is hosted by one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts. She'll be looking after you on the night.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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