This month will be a joint event with the Informatics Ventures Mobile Apps Group), and as such will follow their normal formula of an evening event, with beer and pizza to keep us going, in the wonderful Inspace. There will be no charge to attend but advance registration is required via eventbrite: http://momoedimar11.eventbrite.com/. The theme will be a series of three short reflections on what we heard, saw, and achieved at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a fortnight ago, taken with a variety of interesting twists.
Trevor Loy, Founder and Managing Director of Flywheel Ventures, will equip the audience of entrepreneurs with the knowledge necessary to gain an edge in the venture capital fundraising process. What should entrepreneurs know before pitching and negotiating a deal with a venture capitalist? What should the entrepreneur prepare in advance, and how might he or she gain an edge in the negotiation process? These are but two of the questions to be answered in this evening’s talk.
Monthly gathering of anyone in tech, or interested in the techie scene, from developers to tech startups to SMEs – and groupies! Usually features presentations of various sorts, and mingling time, all fueled by free pizza and beer 🙂 Topic this month appears to be “Open Source Business models and Relational databases, our misunderstood friend.”
Join us at the Business School to find out more about Edinburgh BioQuarter’s ‘Innovate and Win’ competition. Students and staff can win a share of 55,000 pounds by submitting ideas for commercial innovations that will improve health care. Entries submitted must outline a business concept that delivers patient benefits for humans or animals. This could include creative products such as new iPhone applications, bedside medical devices, or other concepts. James Wood of Edinburgh BioQuarter will outline the scope of the competition. Dr Adam Bock of the Business School will also talk about the business planning/venturing process. Details of the competition at http://www.innovateandwin.mvm.ed.ac.uk/
Creative industries generate vast amounts of data but few are able to harness the power of digital information to build their businesses in a modern way. This event introduces you to techniques that modern retail and financial businesses are using to make the most of data, and explores techniques that apply them to the modern creative business. During the event we will investigate the range and depth of data available, and explore the tools necessary for practitioners in the creative industries to engage effectively. Register your place through the event website on KTN.
Every Friday morning, Edinburgh’s creative early risers meet at 8am for breakie, and a chance to share ideas and Web 2.0 finds. Join in and brighten up your morning before a productive day.
Kate and I will be headed to Austin this week not just for the BBQ and Tex Mex, but also for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival! It should be full of product launches and startups, and amidst the craziness we’ll do our best to report on what we see and learn out there. Look out for #SXSW clogging up Twitter – yes, that’s what that secret code stands for… aaahhhh…
This year the John Logie Baird Awards will return to its spiritual Scottish home in the luxury of the newly refurbished Grand Central Hotel on Friday 11th March 2011. Commemorating Baird’s transmission of a long distance television signal to the Central Hotel in 1927, the event will be a fun filled 1920’s themed evening of celebration, entertainment and achievement. Tickets are not cheap (£80), but if you keep your ear low to the ground you just may find an invite or a ticket going spare.