Elevator events are for people aged 18-30 who are in business or are thinking about going into business. So if you want to meet like minded people to share ideas with, strike business deals and most of all, have a great night out, then Elevator is for you!
Guest speaker this month is Bob McDowell, Vice President of Microsoft. Bob is going to discuss how to maximize income from your existing clients, win new business and also talk about successful strategies that can be implemented in any business to develop and grow it. Following on from Bob’s presentation there will be a Q&A session.
This is not an open event and attendance is by invitation only and restricted to University of Edinburgh staff or students who are actively running or are about to start up a high growth technology business. If you think you are eligible and would like to attend, please email Rebecca.email@example.com.
Todays event looks at “Intellectual Assets – Pros & cons of different protection approaches”
In a follow-up to last year’s lecture ‘Growing a Technology Company’, which was part of the Archangel Informal Investment series, Ian Stevens and Gavin Gemmell will present a commentary of 2010’s sales growth and business development, culminating in the sale of Mpathy in October 2010 to Danish multi-national and competitor Coloplast.
They will provide a summary of lessons learned from the sale process, as well as a review of Mpathy’s business history covering business start up to trade sale over 3 years.
Gavin Gemmell is Chairman of Archangels, Mpathy’s majority investor group, and was a non-executive director and significant shareholder in Mpathy. Ian Stevens was CEO of Mpathy and formerly CFO & General Manager of Optos plc.
Silicon Valley Talk: “Perfecting Your Short-Building Elevator Pitch” by Bill Joos. Sponsored by Informatics Ventures, 6.30pm, Business School << Make sure you go to this one – Bill is great!
Bill Joos, otherwise known as “The pitch doctor” has presented at the Entrepreneurship Club on a number of occasions about how to perfect your pitch.
You can’t assume that your elevator pitch will be in a skyscraper! What if the mythical elevator ride is in a short building and you only have 20 seconds? In this interactive session you’ll learn how to focus on what really matters to instantly grab the listener’s attention who asks “what does your company do?”
You know the drill. Monthly ‘geek fest’ (as explained by anonymous commercialisation director) with 3-4 technology related talks and demos. Succeeds in getting people to mingle informally with beer and pizza, but don’t be shy or you’ll leave hungry.
Usual Friday morning coffee. Coffee and social networking (in real life). If you haven’t been to this event before – make sure that you head over to 38minutes.co.uk
Welcome to the first annual Hollywood Charity Ball Oscars weekend 2011 in aid of The Place2Be. The Place2Be is a charity working inside schools to improve the emotional well-being of children, their families and the whole school community.
The scene is set for an exclusive evening of glitz and glamour. Feel like a star as you arrive dressed to impress and have your photo taken on set by a professional. Receive a free glass of champagne on arrival then dance the night away to our live jazz band and DJ. All this for a wonderful cause, the charity The Place2Be, that works hard in schools to improve the emotional well-being of children, their families and the whole school community.
9th March, Edinburgh Techmeetup