There’s so much to say, and so little time, so here’s an uber-condensed version of the latest Edinburgh startup news.
Someone new to talk to.
A warm welcome to Alistair Hann, who moved to Edinburgh in January after his two-year-old startup, Zoombu, was acquired by Skyscanner. Watch for Alistair at TechMeetup, Lean Startup Circle, and other events around town. (We met him at Edinburgh Night Owls, so he already has a good handle on the local social scene. Where could he have learned all that so quickly?!)
You’re going to have a ball.
Tom Griffiths, Product Director at FanDuel, is organising a charity ball for Saturday, 26 February (Oscars weekend). For only £15, you can taste both the limelight and champagne, and all for a good cause! We’ve already got our tickets: http://www.hollywoodcharityball.com. P.S. If you’re thinking of going as Lady Gaga, stop. I’m already there.
A/B test your lover.
Spinout company TheoryMine, the Edinburgh-based purveyor of vanity theorems, has launched a new line of romantic mathematics in time for Valentine’s Day. The pretty pink theorems can be delivered in 48 hours, and last a lifetime. And the best news? If you buy one, TheoryMine’s lovely MD might consider being your valentine. I did the maths. It’s worth it.
Party in your car.
This week, startup Zoomatelo launches its new b2c site, Zoom2Work. To learn how to turn colleagues into carpoolers (and crappy commutes into sensational celebrations), head to Zoom2Work and watch the intro video, narrated by Zoomatelo’s own Jono Millin. The new launch means that anyone can now use the service for free. Insider tip: these free spaces won’t last. I know, because Jono told me. If you’re an early adopter worth your salt, you’ll sign up for awesome carpooling action now.
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