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February
13
Monday
6:45pm
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Dine with founder of Toucan Box: building a successful subscription business

at The Clerk and Well, Clerkenwell / Farringdon (map)

Who's coming

  • Emily

    Managing Director, Emerge

  • Pritesh

    Founder, World of Zing

  • Oscar

    Founder , Cosmetrics

  • James

    Managing Director & Shareholder, Autotrip

  • Georgia Marcella

    Digital consultant & entrepreneur, GG Digital Solutions

  • Claire

    Co Founder, TableCrowd Talent

  • Peter

    Founder/Director, Smart Anchor Ventures Limited

  • Alex

    Co-Founder, One third Stories

  • Lijo Sebastian

    Founder, Chewymoon Limited

  • Virginie

    --, toucanBox

  • Aidan +5

    Director, Friction Free Shaving

  • Dimple

    Founder, Voyage & Soap

  • Alan

    --, Mazars

  • Michelle

    Executive Director, MBJ LONDON

  • Katy

    Founder, The Owl & the Apothecary

  • Lindsey

    Art Teacher and part-time class teacher, Barham C.E. Primary School Kent

  • Glenda

    founder, n1 labs

  • Jason

    --, Bean&Gone

  • Gary

    Co Founder, FAB Accelerator

  • Paddy

    Co-Founder, Director, Grocery Accelerator

  • Briar

    Director of Marketing & Comms, Friction Free Shaving

  • Ruben

    Chief Technology Officer, Friction Free Shaving Ltd

  • A.

    Managing Partner, Athene Capital

  • Moira

    Founder, Craftiosity

  • Charlotte

    Co-founder

  • Amy

    Co-founder, Subscription Street

  • Daz

    CEO

  • Des

    Operation Director, Friction Free Shaving Ltd

Waiting List

Venue

The Clerk and Well

156 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DU
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Started by:
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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.

What’s included?
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.

#MeetandEat

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.

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

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks

Starters:

Edamame

Prawn dumplings

Pork ribs

Duck/Spring rolls

Chilli salt squid

Mains:

Thai chicken/vegetables green curry

Sirloin Beef & black pepper

Crispy prawn with Chinese wine, garlic, chilli

Steamed Rice

Steamed vegetables

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.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com.

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