You’ll never look at Failure the same way again… Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) is back, and the first event features Scotsman turned Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Law. Cool companies David has founded include the Valley’s leading product design firm Speck Design, the trendy phone/laptop/ipod cases brand Speck Products, camera cases Camera Armor, and more. The talk will be followed by a wine reception as usual :). Note new Business School location – 29 Buccleuch Place, with entrance on George Square too near the library. Free, just sign up here.
Bringing together women interested in tech, Girl Geek Scotland is hosting a fabulous event in the Microsoft Office. Speakers include Aimee Maree Forsstrom, consultant for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project in Australia, and Josie Goodale, Product Manager at Cisco Systems. Tickets are sold out on this one, but look out for future events and check out the workshops too…
Mobile Apps Groups is starting up again, and this month you’ll get a selection of demos of apps people in the room have developed. The group is open to all, and is a mix of people interested in app development. Doors open at 18.30, and we will try to get presentations under way for 19.00. As always, presentations, discussion and networking will be fuelled by pizza and drinks.
The Queenie and the Pope will be hanging out at Holyrood Palace this Thursday… surely there are business opportunities there. £10 bonus for anyone who can sell to one of the pair!
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, and well worth the early arrival (you can trickle in 8-9am if that helps). It’s hard to get out of bed, but whenever I manage I’m always so happy I went!
Girl Geek Scotland is hosting a series of workshops to complement our Speaker Series 2010 on ‘Creativity, Computing and Entrepreneurialism’. The workshops, which are aimed at women who are thinking about starting, or have recently started, a Scottish business, will work around themes that will target what we believe are existing weaknesses in female business culture. Funded by Informatics Ventures, spots are completely free, including acomodation/food. We do have a couple of last minute vacancies- if you are interested in applying please send me your completed form NOW!!!!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Neither a workplace nor home, Edinburgh Hacklab is part of the worldwide movement of Hackerspaces where members can work on projects, collaborate, learn, and socialise. These hackers don’t commit computer crime, but rather create, fix, improve and manipulate things until they are cool. At the Grand Opening, see the Hacklab space and check out an LED matrix hat, a robot platform, and other cool projects. Drinks and snacks will be available, but donations of food and drink are welcome. Bring interesting/entertaining gadgets, projects and ideas. See the Hacklab page for directions.