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UK Director , REACH | Second Century Ventures
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Managing Partner, REACH UK
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Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual dinner. Read 'How it works' below for the details. There is no cost to join but guests are invited to make a voluntary contribution to NHS Foodbox Fundraiser for St Thomas' ICU
Enjoy a chance to meet…
May Al-Karooni is CEO and Founder of Globechain – they help businesses reduce waste by providing a reuse marketplace for listing unneeded items. All items are free for collection by charities, SMEs and individuals. Since launch in 2013, they have gained huge momentum growing to 10,000 members and securing contracts with some of the world’s largest brands as well as growing a large network of charities nationally and internationally. Working within the retail, commercial and construction industry, last year they managed to divert 5.2m kilos from landfill, with items being re distributed within the UK as well as abroad as far as Sierra Leone, Guinea, Libya and the Ukraine providing savings of over £2m to charitable causes. May will be talking about the growth of sustainability and the circular economy.
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders and management level at startups working for sustainability focused businesses. This dinner is not open to service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner).
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at email@example.com to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!
The dinner conversation will be…
This multi-award winning startup has a whole host of accolades including being listed as a Forbes Startups to Watch 2019, Fintech50 - Hot Ten 2019, and the Sifted - Fintech Startups to follow in 2020. Take this opportunity to dine with May who will be talking about:
✓ The growth of sustainability and the circular economy.
✓ Tips for making a global impact and growing and scaling a commercial business.
✓ Advice on building business, business development and securing contracts.
✓ The story of Globechain and what comes next!
Expect to leave with ideas and inspiration for your own business, as well as the opportunity to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you informally over dinner.
Who is May Al-Karooni ?
May Al-Karooni is the founder of Globechain, a reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and smes within a supply chain network providing a waste and social impact data to its members. Globechain wants to lead a new generation of businesses being 'commercial with a conscience', where they help enable corporates to achieve their sustainability goals at the same time as creating social value. Her passion is to prove that a business with its foundation structured on the principle of being commercial with a conscience can grow to become a global company, generating revenue, doing good AND offering infinite possibilities to those who use it.
How it works
Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual dinner. You can dial in from your laptop or phone. Joining details will be circulated to attendees on the day. It is FREE to join but we will be limiting the number of guests at each dinner to ensure the experience works for all. So, we ask for the same respect you would have at a face to face event - turn up on time, don't leave until after the Q&A and tell us if you are no longer able to attend.
A fully hosted experience with knowledgeable speaker and curated group of guests. There will be the usual introductions, talk from our speaker and then a hosted Q&A. Bring your own glass of wine, mint tea or Horlicks!
If you book a place and then can't make it, please make sure you tell us so someone else can take your place!
May Al-Karooni is the founder of Globechain, a reuse marketplace that connects corporates to charities and smes within a supply chain network providing a waste and social impact data to its members. Globechain wants to lead a new generation of businesses being 'commercial with a conscience', where they help enable corporates to achieve their sustainability goals at the same time as creating social value. Her passion is to prove that a business with it’s foundation structured on the principle of being commercial with a conscience can grow to become a global company, generating revenue, doing good AND offering infinite possibilities to those who use it.
May previously worked within the investment banking and asset management industry, fundraising monies for venture capital, property and hedge funds for the last 10 years totalling over £120 million in funds raised. In 2013 May set up Globechain after seeing a demand for a new online circular economy within the waste management industry after her own employer expressed a need to reuse items in a more collaborative way.
Globechain focuses within retail (fixtures and fittings, obsolete stock), commercial (office and IT), hospitality (hotels and restaurants), medical (hospital fixtures and equipment) and construction (materials, refurbishments, demolition).
One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to help you get set up to take part virtually - you can join early if you need a hand! They will then run the event as close as possible to our face to face format - with a few adaptions (no seat move needed!)
All the joining details will be sent to you on the day.
The Ambassador for our Sustainability Community is Natasha Terinova, who is fiercely passionate about the sector.
For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.