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Above is the photo of the last founders dinner “We move everyone around after each course, so no one at the table gets stuck next to me… No presentations, No speeches, No name badges.” Essentially come along chat with other company founders and CEOs. We’re all in the same boat, don’t come just to “sell” what you do… (no one wants to be on the receiving end of that type of BS) that is not what this event is about… you’ll achieve more just by chatting to people and finding out what everyone is up to.

We enjoy these events, meeting up with so many startup founders all in one room is actually quite fun. So we’ve picked a date for the next #FoundersDinner 18th September, this time we’ll be at the House of Commons (parliament Westminster!), in the members dining room SWANKY!

If you’d like to come please enter your details here.

For those who have never been to one of our founders dinners here is an overview. In a nutshell, its a meal with lots of startup founders. We tested at the last one allowing senior execs from larger companies and the public sector to attend, and we felt it was a very positive addition. So we’ll try it again.

There will be circa 100+ Founders, CEOs and directors.

Same format as the last one “A welcome drink, a 3 course meal with half a bottle of wine each (The Houses of Parliament is great, but not as cheap as Greggs, I only mention this as we’re subsidising costs by quite a bit, and overall it’s costing us a wedge). No dramas if you need extra drinks or want a specific cocktail as they can be individually paid for on the evening. I’d love to cover the complete bar tab, but we’re also a bootstrapping startup and we’d rather not go bust.”

Even excluding any of the actual time it takes us as a team to organise the event it costs us about £120 per head (venue booking fee + food + drinks etc). So I hope you understand we really need people to contribute if they want to attend. Below is what we are suggesting. If you’d like to come but can’t afford it, just let me know as I want to help people if they need support.

Yes I know I should find a sponsor, but that takes valuable time that I wish I had more of. However if you know anyone who would be interested then please intro… The no presentations and no speeches rule will still apply. No ifs, no buts. we’ve all been to loads of those types of events and I’d rather not yawn!

Just being honest and open: If your diary changes then I don’t think we should give refunds, however if you can’t come let us know and we’ll try and re-sell your seat, if we do we’ll donate your ticket price to charity. We’ll give refunds if it gets cancelled or we need to change the date (very unlikely we’ll do either, but its worth saying just to reassure you).

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