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Entrepreneurs' Dinner - 12 November 

The Old Pauline Club is pleased to invite you to this year’s entrepreneurs’ dinner, which features as part of the OP 2015 Profession Events.

This biennial event will give guests an opportunity to hear expert panelists share their experiences of career success (and possibly occasional failure) and the lessons they have learnt since choosing to follow entrepreneurial paths. This will be followed by a Q & A session when panellists can be asked more specifically about their careers, the trials and tribulations of start-ups, or for more general advice and contacts.

Panelists

  • Paddy Griffith (1988-93) is the founder and CEO of Work Club, London’s leading digital agency. Work Club’s clients include Pernod Ricard, Heineken, Sony, and McLaren Formula 1. In 2014 Work Club was acquired by global marketing network Havas to accelerate growth and to scale client opportunities together. Paddy is a strategist by training and advises his clients on how to best capitalise on the commercial and cultural opportunities emerging in the digital world. Paddy was also once a deeply average news journalist. 
  • George Burgess (2005-10) founded the Gojimo app in 2013. His entrepreneurial ventures began while studying at St Paul’s – founding Educations Apps at 17. George has secured an over $1million investment from Index Ventures and the app was a finalist for Best App of 2015 at the BETT. He was listed as one of the six most exciting young entrepreneurs in the UK by Forbes.
  • Daniel Ross (1993-98) worked in corporate finance and investment management for 10 years before starting at Crowdbnk in 2013. Daniel is now leading Business Development and Investor Relations at CrowdBnk which is a leading equity and debt investment platform supporting and investing in early stage businesses. Daniel is also Chair of the Old Pauline Entrepreneurs Club.
  • Simon Tesler (1974-1978) has been a publisher for the last 35 years. In the 1980s, he co-founded and edited the influential fashion and culture magazine BLITZ, as well as customer magazines for clients including HMV and The Guardian. In the 1990s, he launched information services company The Magazine Business, which was later acquired by Pearson. He now runs ad industry business information service Adbrands.net.
  • Eamon Jubbawy (2005-2010) entered St Paul's as an academic scholar before going on to study Economics and Management at Hertford College, Oxford. Whilst at university, Eamon co-founded Onfido, a startup disrupting the background checking industry by aggregating global data sources to provide fast, online background checks. Now with 60 employees spread over 2 continents, Onfido has received over $5m in funding from some of the world's most prestigious investors including Wellington Partners, CrunchFund, Brent Hoberman (cofounder of Lastminute.com) and Dan Cobley (former Head of Google UK).

Following the panel session there will be a buffet dinner. This will give Old Paulines an opportunity to network, raise issues or discuss their own careers in more depth with current Paulines.

Bookings for this event are now closed. 

If you have any queries, please email Ceri Jones, Events and Old Pauline Manager on clj@stpaulsschool.org.uk

 

 

 

Event Details

Date: 30 January 2017

Evensong: 16:45

Reception: 18:15

Ticket Price: £50 (U25s - £35)

Venue: St Paul's Cathedral and Mercers' Hall 

St Paul's Cathedral and Mercers' Hall - please note that the entrance to Mercers' Hall is on Ironmonger Lane.

 
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