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Startacus link with Tablecrowd to co-host ‘Entrepreneur’ networking Dinner
by Startacus Admin
We are really pleased to announce that we’ve partnered up with TableCrowd to co-host an Entrepreneurs’ networking Dinner in London.
Here at Startacus, we’ve always been keen to find and highlight the inspirational people and places that can help take those big and small ideas forward - and we reckon we’re doing a pretty ok job at doing just that via the Startacus platform. Anyhow...enough about us!
About 12 months ago, we highlighted one such inspirational person, namely Kate Jackson from London based startup, TableCrowd. 12 months on and Kate is very much a leading light in the UK startup scene helping all sorts of self starters, startups and entrepreneurs to connect, learn, network and a whole lot more!
TableCrowd is a real life social network where you can meet people over food. Members grow their social circles through meeting people that share their interests, whether that may be hobbies, business, lifestyle or relationships. With a strong association with both more traditional and also niche startups, we felt that there was a natural synergy for us to launch our first offline event with the TableCrowd gang.
We hope that as many of our Startacus members will join us there, alongside existing members of the TableCrowd Community, and do what most of us do best - chat, enjoy good food & drink, talk about our startups, our ideas and our inspirations, and hopefully gain a view valuable contacts and nuggets of inspiration along the way.
And speaking of inspirations and self starters - our after dinner speaker is one of the ultimate self starters. Jonathan Grubin launched his first business at the age of 14. ForFree4U, a group of websites that offered its members rewards in exchange for signing up with advertising partners. With a turnover of £75,000 in its first full year of business, and with a membership of over 70,000 people from across the UK, this was an idea that worked!
In November 2007, Jonathan was part of a project that won £1.2 million of funding for a ‘beacon for public engagement’ – a partnership between Newcastle and Durham universities and the Centre for Life. He also co-founded enterprising.at, an organisation supported by One NorthEast and the Entrepreneurs’ Forum to inspire, support and promote young people in business.
In July 2009, Jonathan launched Live Newcastle, a project designed to support independent retail and leisure businesses in the North East.
Jonathan was CEO at SendSocial Ltd until June 2011, and the youngest member of its fledgling team. SendSocial.com launched in November 2009, and allowed individuals to send anything, anywhere, without an address.
He now heads up SoPost, which lets people send free physical and digital gifts to their friends via social media, without needing to know a delivery address.
Still in his early 20s, Jonathan has a great story and is a wonderful speaker.