Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club offering free advice sessions with Entrepreneur-In-Residence Gavin Don. Tap into his expertise in strategy and finance with an hour to yourself. This month’s session are all booked out, but look out for the next openings if this advice set-up is of interest to you. Or pop by and visit me as I’ll be sitting in the Business School lobby all day
Masterclass for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs with Mike Southon, “The Beermat Entrepreneur” technology entrepreneur, mentor, international speaker, best selling author and FT columnist. Many scientists and technologists are great innovators but not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. This Masterclass shows you how to take your ideas forward… or get someone else to! The world can benefit more from your scientific research and technology innovations.
Struggling to find details posted on this Technology Strategy Board event, but Kate things it will be great! Register here and I suppose they’ll email you what you’ve signed up for… The title is cool, what more do you need to know?
Janek Mann, working for Specknet on 6th Floor Appleton Tower, has reason to celebrate. After his surprise/confusion at Kate and me celebrating our half birthdays* two weeks ago, think it’s time for us all to enjoy this milestone in Janek’s life. If you’re on the 6th Floor, wish Janek a happy half birthday and see how surprised he is.
*note: half birthday = 6 months after your bday… or is it 6 months before? Nevermind…
The newest Coffee Morning on the scene…Network or be sociable or both! If you like, you can bring a question or problem that’s been plaguing you and put it to a diverse group of professionals.
Tuesday, 16th March: E-Club – The Phenomenon of Global Technology: The Israeli Model, 6:30-8:00pm at Business School, Lecture Theatre 1 (University of Edinburgh, 7 Bristo Square)
Israel, a small nation with a population of 7 million with no natural resources and in continous, war, has become a leader in global technology entrepreneurship. On a per-capita basis, it has 80 times more startups than Europe, has attracted 30 times more venture capital than Europe, and twice the amount as the United States. This talk answer these question: “What are the key datapoints that point to Israel’s unrivaled success?”; “What is the Israeli Model and what are its crucial components?”; “What can governments learn from the Israeli Model in developing innovative and entrepreneurial regions”?; and “What can entrepreneurs learn from the Israeli Model”? Hear from Mike Clouser and …. . No RSVP needed, plus wine/crisps from 8pm.
An excellent choice of venue for this monthly meetup, you can find all sorts of business folks at OpenCoffee Club. Enjoy the informal setting intended for entrepreneurs, business folks and investors to drop in and network, and kick-start your morning with extra tea, coffee, and biscuits. Access the roof garden from the 4th floor, and stick around as long as you like – no need to RSVP or show up on time, but you can join the group on meetup.com to keep track of some of the new faces.
Wednesday, 17th March: Mobile Apps Group, 6:30pm at InSpace (just beside the main Informatics Forum entrance)
Does your app know where you are? One of the coolest features of mobile computing is its ability to use your current location and information about the surrounding area to improve the user experience. But how to do this? And what content is out there to pull into your app? This month, the Informatics Mobile Apps Group is talking about geo-data and location aware apps. Mix of speakers from EDINA, Loc8 Solutions, and the group’s organising team.
Wednesday, 17th March: EPIS Social Night out!
Details have not been sufficiently leaked yet, look out for an update or eavesdrop on Twitter.
Thursday, 18th March: E-Club/iCUE – Launch of Student Market, 6:30-8:00pm at the Business School, Lecture Theatre 1 (University of Edinburgh, 7 Bristo Square)
From the consulting & enterprise society iCUE comes an exciting new platform for students to showcase their potential businesses, test sell their products, and get feedback from other students. E-Club hosts the launch, where the project will be explained and students will share the scoop on products they are considering bringing to market. ‘Follow your dreams…we’ll help! The Student Market website will provide online space for your business, allowing you to reach more potential buyers whether you have an established business or just a hobby you want to test out. With city-wide advertisement, trade shows, and editable website profiles that allow for communication with customers, the Student Market offers a unique way for your products to be recognised. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Ryan Connolly (firstname.lastname@example.org)… or go along Thursday. No need to register, just join in.
An exciting quiz wakes us all up even happier at this lovely weekly gathering, full of digital media and creative folks. Known on Twitter as #EdCM
Scotland’s largest business exhibition, with over 150 exhibitors, 50 free seminars, workshops, competitions and features.
Free tickets: http://www.newstartscotland.com
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Hey it’s Twestival time again! Tickets £8, book quickly.
Are you a student/recent graduate interested in starting a business or in an early stage startup? Enterprisers, delivered by the University of Cambridge, could give you an unfair advantage! I’d encourage all students interested in possibly starting a business to check out this programme (I’ve been twice before and will be there again!). Thanks to Informatics Ventures, all of your costs are covered – that includes the course, travel, accommodation in Stirling, and even meals! Amazing. The Enterprisers programme is aimed at ambitious and energetic individuals. The programme is fun, action-orientated, practical and based on experiential learning, i.e learning by doing. It is about inspiring people to develop entrepreneurial skills and a ‘can do’ attitude with the confidence to make things happen. Apply this week: Application here.