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Founder & CEO, Hotcakes
Founder at SimplyCook.com, Simplycook
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Oli Ashness is founder at SimplyCook, an online food business that aims to get millions of people cooking better food. They deliver letter box sized packages with ingredients & chef designed recipes that can be prepared in under 20 minutes.
SimplyCook customers have cooked over 2m meals to date and company has consistently grown revenues over 300% YoY since 2014.
This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and those working in, or interested in, the food & drink industry.
The dinner conversation will be…
Oli will be giving his 10 top tips to turn your startup into a proper business, with a particular focus on FoodTech:
✓ Experiences & advice on fundraising and how to spend it! (They have raised over $2m from VCs, angels & crowdfunding)
✓ Understanding the economics of your business
✓ Building and retaining your team
✓ Delivering results & prioritisation
✓ His mistakes
Expect honest and real experiences, as well as practical tips that you can apply to your business.
Who’s Oli Ashness?
Oli set up SimplyCook to get millions of people around the world cooking better food. In the UK, we only cook from a repertoire of 5-9 different meals despite recipes being the 2nd biggest search category on the internet. Having spent 2 years in VC at DFJ, Oli realised no recipe related company was trying to get people cooking at a price point we can all afford - so he set up SImplyCook.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant networking.
P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.
Oli Ashness, founder of SimplyCook
Oli set up SimplyCook to get millions of people around the world cooking better food. In the UK we're only cooking from a repertoire of 5-9 different meals despite recipes being the second biggest search category on the internet. They are here to make it simple to cook new meals and add help millions of people expand their repertoire. Having spent 2 years in VC Oli realised no recipe related company was trying to get people cooking at a price point we can all afford - so he set up SimplyCook.
This dinner is hosted by Claire, one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts and she'll be looking after you on the night.
Claire is our new COO and Chief Chatter. She is hugely passionate about entrepreneurship starting her career with global fresh produce entrepreneurs at Tesco and then micro entrepreneurs in East Africa as CEO of a charity. Having hosted over 50 dinners for TableCrowd and 100 volunteer events for Grow Movement Claire adds a natural sparkle to our events.
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