Bill Joos, Principal of “Go To Market Consulting” and known by many as the Pitch Doctor, is back for his annual visit to E-Club. This time he’s here to tell us why the Board of Advisors is an entrepreneur’s most underutilized tool! In addition to talking about how to form, select and leverage your Advisory Board, Bill will contrast the differences between that and the corporate Board of Directors. No need to RSVP, just turn up and catch wine and crisps at 8pm afterward. This week sees the adoption of Bloop to help with mingling, so that will be exciting too.
For web designers to meet other web designers, talk about projects you’ve been working on, discuss trends, get feedback, and be merry. Sounds like a good agenda, best if you RSVP on the Meetup site.
This event marks the launch of the Girl Geek Speaker Series 2010 bringing high profile speakers from Silicon Valley and Europe to events across Scotland and the UK. Aimed at any women involved in or interested in technology, Girl Geeks events are very friendly and energetic. Boys, you can get an invite from any girl geek attendee (I hear 15 gentlemen are attending this one out of 50 total guests, I’m sure they’ll enjoy being a minority for once). Shanna Tellerman of WildPockets will be speaking on gaming development and her company’s efforts to make tools accessible to independents. It’s sold out, sorry folks, but keep an eye out for the rest of the series.
Learn how to give a persuasive pitch—one of the most essential skills for an entrepreneur—and how to positively influence those around you. Hone your networking skills, and learn how to find people with specific skills and meet new clients. Brought to you by SIE and Napier University – register online via the SIE ning or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
A open, lively environment for everyone techie or interested in becoming more so. Free pizza and beer to keep everyone merry as well, and some good talks to expand your knowledge and awareness.
Lovely bunch of digital media, social media, and just generally fun folks chatting away and making new friends. The best way to start your Friday, if you can manage the arrival. On a good day, I generally make it for 9am and stick with the hard-core coffee junkies.
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Business Gateway’s crash course in Finance. Probably not the most fun 3 hours of your life, but good for anyone feeling a bit uneasy with this area. Free, but you need to RSVP on the website.
Business Gateway’s crash course in understanding customer needs and how to deal with them. Again free, but you need to RSVP on the website.
A free one day event and showcase aimed at companies and entrepreneurs who are developing new products and processes – hear inspiring stories (hey Ewgeco will be there, that will be a great workshop) and meet other neat people. Register online here (or spend a while trying to find the right site on your own, I got confused).
A huge exhibition of folks related to new businesses – many will probably be trying to sell you services you can’t afford, but I’d be surprised if you didn’t meet somebody cool there. Plus there will be some interesting seminars. Register free online beforehand.