TableCrowd is a platform for business networking dinners for entrepreneurs and professionals. Their dinners are hosted in private dining rooms in restaurants and range in size from 10 to 35 guests. It’s set up so that people can join a table or arrange their own.

The dinners are based around an industry (e.g. finance, fashion, education) or an after dinner speaker (e.g. VCs, journalists, successful founders and CEOs) with a skill or expertise to share. Their mission is to provide enjoyable networking experiences that are valuable for every diner that attends.

Who’s behind it?

The project is co-founded out of London by Kate Jackson. Kate is an ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur. The team believes that networks are vital for success and that there’s no better way to build them than over food, so they set out to combine “food & thoughts” and TableCrowd was born!

How did it get here?

Relentless hard work! Around a year ago, the team decided to focus solely on business networking dinners. Prior to that, there were dinners on the platform for ‘new to London’ and various other social groups. It has grown from a dinner every few weeks to dinners most nights with great after dinner speakers and a community bursting with talent.

What to expect at dinner?

There are two types of dinners listed- dinners hosted by TableCrowd and dinners hosted by their members. These are focused on a theme or topic and include an after dinner speaker and relaxed Q&A with an industry expert.

Check out some of their recent events:

4th Food Startups #MeetandEat held at Mission, London with the Evening Standard Food Editor, Victoria Stewart

Dinner with TransferWise (focus on rapid growth in FinTech)

Female-only entrepreneurs dinner with Rose Lewis, CEO of Collider

What does it look like?

Take a look at the video for a flavour (pun intended) of what it’s like.

Why is it Gallus Events Event Tech of the week?

At Gallus we like our events and networking to be relaxed, informal and worthwhile. So we are fans of any company that combines those elements with the added bonus of good food and great company. TableCrowd takes away the fiddly bits that you don’t want to deal with on the night: what to eat, where to sit and more importantly who you should be talking to. We like it because it can work for individuals or within your organisation – this is one to try if you need intros that effortlessly keep the focus on the topics at hand.

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Published On: February 18th, 2015 / Categories: Innovation, Technology /