Introducing Maria Marklove, TableCrowd’s City Ambassador for Cambridge!
We are introducing City Ambassadors to TableCrowd, people who are deeply passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and new business and want to bring TableCrowd closer to their community.
Can you explain what you do in a sentence?
I’m a high performance and mental resilience coach, and also a copywriter.
What were you doing before your current role?
I was a technical writer in the tech industry, and before that, I was doing my Ph.D. in Mathematics.
What’s your biggest hindsight moment?
I’ve had so many “failures” and realisations, I can’t even count. The thing is, we all come from different background and experiences, so what is a huge realisation to me might be completely obvious to someone else. So all we can do is make sure we learn continuously. To do that, every day I try to ask: what am I not seeing? Why might my belief be false?
What will the next year bring?
I’m so excited to be launching the Cambridge edition of TableCrowd, and I envision some amazing collaborations forming because of it.
Personally, and professionally, I’m also going to be stepping up my game, and going on more adventures.
One piece of advice for someone starting out in your sector?
Always invest in your relationships, including the one with yourself.
Because you have to be able to be alone with yourself, to truly like the company you keep, even in the empty moments. And when you understand your own psychology, you will be able to do SO much more than you think.
But you must also invest in your relationships with other people. They will get you out of your head, offer different perspectives, and together you will find the answers to move forward.
What are your favourite businesses in your sector – not including your own!
For high performance and habit change, I love Allon Khakshouri and James Clear. For copywriting, Ramit Sethi and his team are some of the best.
Why are you passionate about building TableCrowd’s Cambridge community?
I’ve been hosting intimate, invite-only private dinners for entrepreneurs in Cambridge, and I want to open this out to the wider entrepreneur community. I love connecting people together, and seeing collaborations happen because of my introductions fills me with joy. Ultimately, I believe you should never tarnish your word and always invest in your relationships.
What’s your favourite Cambridge restaurant and what’s special about it?
Sticks n’ Sushi. This business has definitely thought about every detail of your experience as you walk in. The menu is like a photo album, the staff are incredible, the food is to die for, and many great memories have been created there.
Meet Maria at our Cambridge dinners:
Dine with David Cleevely, Angel Investor and co-founder of Cambridge Angels >> Securing investment for your business
Dine with Carol Cheung, Investment Associate at Cambridge Innovation Capital >> Investing in forward-thinking tech companies