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Leap 100 Breakfast with Aron Gelbard, Co-Founder & CEO, Bloom & Wild

  • Mishcon de Reya Africa House 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH United Kingdom (map)

International Expansion Without International Offices

This event will consider:

  • How to plan out and execute international expansion;
  • Different models for expansion and ways of keeping costs down;
  • Standardising processes across international markets.

Leap 100

Leap 100 breakfasts are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged under Chatham House Rules. Attendees find them to be a useful forum for speaking candidly and learning from other entrepreneurs.

Aron Gelbard

Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder & CEO of Bloom & Wild, the venture-backed (£7.3 million) online and mobile flower gifting service he launched in 2013. Bloom & Wild is using technology to re­-imagine flowers. Bloom & Wild makes it possible to order flowers in under a minute, and through-the-letterbox delivery means that receiving their flowers is as easy as receiving a letter. Their bouquets are trend­-led, being the first florist to create a constantly changing range at scale as ‘fast fashion for flowers’.

Bloom & Wild’s iPhone app, Android app and overall service are consistently 5­-star rated, meaning that they are already the UK’s top rated online florist with a 75% Net Promoter Score. They have more than doubled revenue every year and are now delivering tens of thousands of bouquets every month.

Prior to Bloom & Wild, Aron worked as a management consultant, advising technology, retail and consumer products companies at Bain & Company, having previously worked at Google and OC&C. Aron has an MA in Modern Languages from Jesus College, Oxford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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