Enterprisers is keeping Thomas and me busy in Darlington most of this week, but there are a couple terrific talks you should drop into. Hope you had a fabulous time at MoMo if you signed up and made it, and try to save some time/energy for Wednesday and Thursday events if you can manage. Read below and you’ll see why…
MoMoEdinburgh: Monday, 5th October, 12:30pm at Centotre
This month’s Mobile Monday lunch features Gavin Dutch of Loc8 Solutions, an Edinburgh startup that builds location-based mobile apps for iPhone, Android, etc. His team developed the Official Edinburgh Festivals Guide app for the summer festival madness, and we promise he’s a very cool guy. As well as discussing the hot topics of mobile apps and location-based services, Gavin will share some insights into the trials and tribulations of building a small mobile apps startup in Scotland. Milano lunch is included for a tenner – glass of wine, pasta, and espresso, but you need to pay for your spot online beforehand.
The Google Story (E-Club/School of Informatics): Wednesday, 7th October, 11am-1pm at Informatics Forum G07
Jeffrey Ullman kicks off this year’s Silicon Valley Speaker Series, the best lineup of entrepreneurs you’ll find in Scotland (or probably in the UK). Jeff is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, and as Kate excitedly announced last week, he was the PhD supervisor of Google founder Sergey Brin. He provides a behind-the-scenes look at the beginnings of Google, what happened, who played what roles, what impediments were overcome, and what role the Stanford community played in facilitating the growth of Google. Note the afternoon timing, which is different from the E-Club norm, but a superb way to spend two hours mid-day. No need to RSVP, all students and interested community members are welcome so you have no excuse!
[Jeff will also be speaking Wednesday, 7th October, 7pm at Dundee University’s Wolfson Theatre]
Angel Investing in Scotland (E-Club): Thursday, 8th October, 6:30pm at UofE Business School in LT1
A fantastic new series brought to you by the Entrepreneurship Club will feature angel investors from the local Archangel network. The first of three talks takes place this week and will welcome Barry Sealey, co-founder of Archangel Informal Investment, and Peter Shakesaft, Chairman of LINC Scotland (the national association for business angels in Scotland). Barry and Peter will explain the role of business angels in supporting young companies, both through investment and practical support. They will also explain how angel investing works and what steps entrepreneurs need to take to secure investment. They will compare angel investment with other sources of finance, highlighting the potential benefits of different approaches. Again, no RSVP needed, just come along =).