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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Virginie Charles-Dear is founder of ToucanBox, a subscription-based children’s arts and crafts delivery service. She has grown her business at 20% month on month since 2012. She is shipping 100,000 boxes per month with 35 employees. She has attracted funding of £2.7m from the Business Growth Fund and from JamJar Investments (run by Innocent Smoothies founder), to expand across Europe. They are now expanding into a subscription box for grownups!
This dinner is perfect for…
Founders and CEOs in the subscription business, those wanting hints and tips on raising investment or expanding internationally.
The dinner conversation will be…
Virginie will be talking about:
✓ Building a successful subscription box service...20% month on month growth!!
✓ How to make your customers want your product again & again.
✓ Attracting investment.
✓ Using technology to pick, pack and personalise products.
✓ The operations behind expanding internationally.
And of course, lots of valuable insights from the other entrepreneurs around the table.
Who is Virginie Charles-Dear and what is Toucanbox
Virginie Charles-Dear was inspired to launch her business after searching for engaging and inspirational ways for her children to learn creative skills through play. Virginie co-founded the business with former school teacher and current teacher trainer, who is putting decades of teaching experience into making ToucanBox a valuable resource for children. Previously Virginie was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and then Corporate Development at Yahoo.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant networking.
Proud to be supported by Mazars LLP.
P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.
Virginie Charles-Dear, founder & CEO of toucanBox was inspired to launch her business after searching for engaging and inspirational ways for her children to learn creative skills through play. Virginie co-founded the business with former school teacher and current teacher trainer Sara Barokas, who is putting decades of teaching experience into making ToucanBox a valuable resource for children. Previously Virginie was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and then Corporate Development at Yahoo. She is Mum to three children.
This dinner is hosted by Claire, one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts and she'll be looking after you on the night.
Claire is our new COO and Chief Host. She is hugely passionate about entrepreneurship starting her career with global fresh produce entrepreneurs at Tesco and then micro entrepreneurs in East Africa as CEO of a charity. Having hosted over 60 dinners for TableCrowd and 100 volunteer events for Grow Movement Claire adds a natural sparkle to our events.
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