Enough to keep you entertained, connected, and well fed, here’s what you can look forward to this week. If you’re not already booked into Girl Geeks Dinner or Enterprisers, don’t despair, everyone is welcome at E-Club mid-week and further entertainment is on offer in Glasgow Tuesday if you can spare the afternoon. While we’re thinking about events, be sure to book your MoMo Edinburgh ticket if you want to be part of the ‘in crowd’ next week.
NGN Scotland launch: Monday, 28th Sept, details TBC
Next Generation Network, run by the UK India Business Council, is launching a Scotland Chapter and the kick-off event is being held in Edinburgh. The network helps to connect and empower young business people/entrepreneurs by fostering cross-cultural understanding and building links between countries. We’re still waiting on details to be relayed (post below if by chance you know em!), but it’s great to see Scotland pulled into the loop and there should be more NGN happenings in the future.
Pre-MOBO Awards Support Event: Tuesday, 29th Sept, 1-4:30pm at The Hub in Glasgow
The day before the MOBO Awards, Scottish Enterprise teams up with Soma Records, Inner Ear and New Media Corps to offer an afternoon of music, lively debate, and what sounds like a lot of fun. Channel 4’s Stuart Cosgrove will chair a discussion entitled “Where is Scotland’s cultural soul in the digital age?”, Preston Reed and Punjabi No. 1 perform live, and some cool music equipment will be demoed to wow the audience. It’s free, funky and energy-filled so go check it out if you can make it.
Girl Geeks Dinner: Tuesday, 29th Sept, 6:30pm at Napier
50 of the brightest female computer scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs and techies dine in Edinburgh this week for yet another sold out Girl Geeks Dinner event. The main speaker, Cornelia Sollfrank, is a German digital media artist with an intriguing bio, and ladies from Adobe Systems, IBM and Harvey Nash will shed light on the current/future job scene for us geeks. Kate has been helping organise many of these dinners, so say hi to her if you make it! And if you didn’t grab a ticket early enough this time, be sure to follow @girlgeeks on Twitter for the ticket release announcements.
E-Club: Wednesday, 30th Sept, 6:30pm at UofE Business School LT1
Now back in full swing, the Entrepreneurship Club is inviting everyone who’s anyone in the Edinburgh entrepreneurship scene to help you navigate where to go and who to turn to for anything startup-related. This event should be of great interest to any new student who would like to find out more about the entrepreneurship opportunities available through the university, whether in terms of a dissertation topic, an informal project or advice and support for a start-up company. Presenters will include Grant of ETTC, Becci of Launch/SIE, Danny of Informatics Ventures, Sarah of E-Club, and of course StartupCafe too – feel free to heckle us =). Oh, and if you need more incentive, free wine and munchies afterward (both are E-Club staples).
Enterprisers: 4th-7th Oct, at a castle in Darlington
The fabulous week-long entrepreneurship programme is back, this time in Darlington. Run by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge, Enterprisers is all about building entrepreneurial confidence particularly among science and tech postgrads. Edinburgh will be well represented, and StartupCafe in particular, with Thomas and myself both headed down there. You may recall my last experience which I revealed here, and if you’re also going along this time, give us a shout! Note that Edinburgh will be hosting an Enterprisers in April 2010, so keep an eye on Informatics Ventures early next year if you’re interested in applying.
P.S. Be sure to book now if you want in on the action at Mobile Monday, 5th October. Only a few spots left, £10 including a great lunch at Centotre, and Gav Dutch will be speaking so it’s sure to be fun.