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Fuselab is looking for creative professionals –  product designers, inventors, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and engineers.   Your help is needed to deliver an out of this world experience for 16–20 year olds.

Mentors will lead and deliver workshops, skills sessions and talks, and Makers to populate a hands-on skills shop in which participants will be able to design, prototype and test their awesome ideas. Continue Reading »

Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) is Scotland’s biggest annual investor event, showcasing the best companies from Scotland’s world class universities and startups.

EIE has went from strength to strength since their first event in 2008, it has gained a reputation and became a “must attend” event for investors and technology entrepreneurs.

This year Informatics Ventures, the Edinburgh BioQuarter and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) have joined forces to create what will be the largest ever investor showcase in Scotland. Continue Reading »

 

Have you got an awesome business idea that you’re trying to develop? Then the Converge Challenge could be for you.

Aimed at staff, postgraduate and final year students of all Scottish Universities and Research Institutes the Converge Challenge is the largest business competition and training programme in Scotland with the top prize being £60,000! They will also provide training, hands-on mentoring and business support. Continue Reading »

The Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge is a unique international business competition for school students, aiming to identify and reward the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.  Students will get the chance to win fantastic prizes, and gain access to a range of educational resources that will help  students become the business leaders of the future! Continue Reading »

The amazing organisers behind Creative Edinburgh would like to invite you to the Creative Circles meetup. It’s a casual monthly meetup for creatives and technologists to talk ideas, discuss projects, share advice and stories over a cup of amazing Brew Lab coffee.

The next meetup is on Tuesday 7th May, between 8.30-10.30am, at Brew Lab (6-8 South College St, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA).

Janine (from Creative Edinburgh) mentions that there is no need to book, just turn up and have fun!

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. Continue Reading »

In partnership with The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, three Starter for 6 businesses, Jill Boulton (Visorcat®), Belinda Goldsmith and Christine Manson (FitSip®) and Jamie Bruski Tetsill (Shapes of Things) will be exhibiting their products and services, providing an insight into the variety of businesses that participate in the programme.

More details at the Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO) website: http://www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk/website/default.asp?menu=s46

Creative Edinburgh LogoThe lovely folks over at Creative Edinburgh are putting on a really interesting day based around multi-platform content and collaborations on 21st March.

From their website: “The digital landscape is fast evolving, driven by the proliferation in devices & platforms through which content is created and shared. This is increasingly having greater influence on how creative businesses & practitioners operate.

The digital age casts its gimlet eye on all the creative industries – raw talent will shine through but new digital distribution networks, value chains and income streams are being conjured out of unexpected places. This conference will explore cross digital platforms as new drivers of creative business and the opportunities/ challenges that digital production and distribution have for creatives in Scotland.”

Tickets are available at : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5429347324

More details at: http://www.creative-edinburgh.com/programme/our-programme/the-making-and-breaking-of-the-creative-industries.aspx

Woman in tech? Or know one?

Excellent!

We’re running a dinner and networking event on 19th Feb at St Andrews Square, Edinburgh from 6.30pm. The event is organised by BCS (British Computer Society) Womens sub group in Scotland.

The event is designed to be a relaxed, informal place for women who work in tech to meet, chat and  discuss ideas. Tickets are £12 which only covers cost of dinner (with dessert!)

More details at: http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/49199

 

 

 

Life as a start up in Edinburgh, quick view from the inside – conversation with Ben Eliott, founder of startup Legalesign.com

Q: So, first off, you’ve founded Legalesign and based it here in Edinburgh, I’m interested to know the main reasons for this.

A: Well, probably there are three main benefits for a start up in Edinburgh. First of all, everyone in start-ups is keenly aware of their cash flow and Edinburgh is a great place for living less expensively. When I’m in London I find money disappears from my pocket as soon as I walk out the door. In Edinburgh everything is an order of magnitude better priced and the quality of life here is super. I walk everyday to work through a UNESCO world heritage site and take in a fantastic view of one of the worlds great castles. Continue Reading »