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Glasgow’s training house, TRC Media is creating a special edition of their popular programme – Cross Creative. The programme lasts for 9 months and is for people based in the digital and/or creative industries. This time round, Carol Sinclair, has decided to run a special ‘female’ edition alongside their usual course, and is looking for people to apply. Having been on the programme back in 2011-12, it was one of the best courses I’ve been on – so it comes highly recommended!

More details here

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Tim Willis from Flexpansion is looking for anyone that wants to partner with them to deliver specialist text applications on android. See below for details!

Do you know anyone using tablets or smartphones for work, or supplying software to people who are? Would they like to type all their specialised writing twice as fast, using an app that takes a couple of
minutes to learn? An Edinburgh-based company is seeking FREE TRIAL users for a premium, bespoke version of their revolutionary word prediction app that not only completes words from their first few
letters, but also converts any reasonable abbreviation into full – ‘qkly xpndg txt spk’. There’s no need to memorise any shortcuts, or train the app first, and it rapidly learns your usage. (more…)

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Startup success story Skyscanner, has come on board as sponsor for SW Edinburgh!

The  Edinburgh based, flight search company started up officially back in 2001, and has grown to become the number one flight search engine in Europe.  In 2011 they opened a Singapore office to grow in the Asia-Pacific market and they offer flight searches in more than 27 different languages.  You can read their story here.

So what will SW Edinburgh entail? On 16-18th November 2012, entrepreneurial developers, designers and marketers will come together to pitch business ideas, form teams and produce product prototypes and business plans which they’ll then present to the rest of the event participants and a specially selected judging panel.   (more…)

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Edinburgh startup incubator, TechCube, has shown its support of SW Edinburgh by coming on board as a sponsor!!

The 52hour event will be held in Summerhall (a creative hub near the Meadows in Sciennes) and see teams of talented, entrepreneurial designers, developers and marketers compete to come up with viable business ideas, build  prototypes, find customers and present their ideas and progress to a judging panel.

TechCube’s Devon Walshe has said that he’s ‘really excited’ about the event and glad to be able to host it.  Woo!  We are too!  Thanks guys!

Startup Weekend Edinburgh will be held on 16th Nov – 18th Nov 2012.  Check out the event website for a detailed schedule and to buy early bird tickets (£30).




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Designers, developers and marketing professionals are invited to attend the first Startup Weekend (SW) event to come to Edinburgh!

Following a successful SW event in Glasgow earlier this year, enthusiastic calls were made for the same to take place in Edinburgh; and the European coordinator of SW contacted us at StartupCafe to see if we’d be interested in organising the first Edin event.

Over the last couple of months, past SW participants Richard, Kate Ho and I have been busy putting the organisational infrastructure in place and are pleased to see things shaping up quite nicely.  The event will be held 16th – 18th Nov 2012. (more…)

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Edinburgh will see Scotland’s first Javascript conference held on June 26th 2012 at The Royal College of Physicians on Queen Street.

The editor of Javascript weekly will be delivering the keynote speech and the rest of the day will see the following talks:

  • Nought to real-time, multiplayer game in 16 hours with Pusher: Philip Roberts
  • Garbage Collection & Heap Management in JavaScript: Ryan Sandor Richards
  • DNode – Callbacks all the way down: Tane Piper
  • Responsive Web Design, Mobile First and Progressive enhancement in action: Leonardo Lanese
  • Testing your Backbone from the outside-in: James Newbery
  • Y Not? – Adventures in Functional Programming: Jim Weirich


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A local researcher is looking for business/management studies students as participants for a project. Details below. Contact Areti directly if you’d like to be involved (and if you let her know that you found her through us, then that would be awesome!)


Participants are needed for an experiment that involves answering some questions on a Supply Chain Management scenario with the use of an appropriate software system.

-What: You will be asked to answer questions on a Supply Chain Management (SCM) scenario. For this task you will use a simulation and explanation system.

-When: by the 10th of May (could consider a later time too, if needed)

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