Posts Tagged ‘edinburgh coffee morning’

Tuesday 14th September: E-Club “Thoughts on Failure (and Success!)” by David Law, 6:30pm at Business School Auditorium

You’ll never look at Failure the same way again… Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) is back, and the first event features Scotsman turned Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Law. Cool companies David has founded include the Valley’s leading product design firm Speck Design, the trendy phone/laptop/ipod cases brand Speck Products, camera cases Camera Armor, and more. The talk will be followed by a wine reception as usual :). Note new Business School location – 29 Buccleuch Place, with entrance on George Square too near the library. Free, just sign up here.

Tuesday 14th September: Edinburgh Girl Geek Dinner, 6pm at Microsoft Offices (1 Waverley Gate)

Bringing together women interested in tech, Girl Geek Scotland is hosting a fabulous event in the Microsoft Office. Speakers include Aimee Maree Forsstrom, consultant for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project in Australia, and Josie Goodale, Product Manager at Cisco Systems. Tickets are sold out on this one, but look out for future events and check out the workshops too…

Wednesday 15th September: Mobile Apps Group, 6:30pm at InSpace

Mobile Apps Groups is starting up again, and this month you’ll get a selection of demos of apps people in the room have developed. (more…)

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FYI Sign up now: MIT Workshop: 12-13 April in Stirling

Designing, Building and Leading World-Class Management Teams

Sponsored by Informatics Ventures, the workshop is free for companies that are technology/science based, high-growth and based in Scotland with under 250 employees and less than €50M turnover. For everyone else it is £495. Detailed brochure is at: http://www.informatics-ventures.com/teams.pdf

Monday 29th March: ELEVATOR Business Networking, 6:30pm at Why Not? (George Street)

A free monthly event from PSYBT, ELEVATOR is for anyone 18-30 involved in a startup or who’d like to set up a company. Mingle with like-minded people, learn from the evening’s presenter, shout out in the quick pitches, and enjoy free drinks and a light supper too! I’ve somehow never made it but hear great things from folks who have gone. For more info, contact Rosie Dowie on 0131 347 9831 or edinburghelevator@psybt.org.uk, but I think you can just show up from 6pm.


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Monday, 15th March: E-Club Entrepreneur-In-Residence Sessions, 10am-6pm at the Business School

Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club offering free advice sessions with Entrepreneur-In-Residence Gavin Don. Tap into his expertise in strategy and finance with an hour to yourself. This month’s session are all booked out, but look out for the next openings if this advice set-up is of interest to you. Or pop by and visit me as I’ll be sitting in the Business School lobby all day 🙂

Monday, 15th March: Beermat Entpreneurship with Mike Southon, 9am-5pm at Pentlands Science Park

Masterclass for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs with Mike Southon, “The Beermat Entrepreneur” technology entrepreneur, mentor, international speaker, best selling author and FT columnist. Many scientists and technologists are great innovators but not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur.  This Masterclass shows you how to take your ideas forward…  or get someone else to! The world can benefit more from your scientific research and technology innovations. (more…)

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Monday, 25th January: ELEVATOR networking, 6 for 6:30pm at Why Not? (George St)

Organised by PSYBT, these events are for anyone aged 18-30 who are in business or are thinking about going into business. Would you like to meet other young entrepreneurs and share ideas and inspiration? Are you aged 18-30, in business or thinking about it? Free to go, and pretty sure there’s free wine and/or canapes. Think an RSVP is ideal (email fiona.turnbull@psybt.org.uk to book), or you might be able to crash if it’s not full.

Tuesday, 26th January: CEO of Lastminute.com, 6:30pm at Business School LT1

Hosted by E-Club, CEO Ian McCaig will share the awesome story of one of the world’s most successful travel websites Lastminute.com. He was formerly COO for Nokia, so not a bad track record… plus he’s a University of Edinburgh alum! Quite a neat speaker to catch this week, definitely go if you can. Free wine and crisps from 8pm, and no need to RSVP for any of it. (more…)

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The events schedule is calming down – thank goodness – but Wednesday is full of good options. You’ll wind up with free drinks (and maybe food too) no matter where you go! Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, you can actually get work done without worrying you’re missing out.

Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards: Tuesday 8th Dec

Can you see yourself on the awards programme for next year? A good list to aim for, the awards recognise Scotland’s best in a variety of areas from entrepreneurs to sports to music and arts. Last year’s winners include SuperJam’s Fraser Doherty, CoffeeLoop’s Peter Gregson, and Ewgeco’s Tanya Ewing. I’ll be crossing my fingers for Red Button Design in the environment category, and I’m torn between Vets Now and Purdie’s in the business lineup.

SuperJam Tea Party: Wednesday 9th Dec, 1:30-4pm at Jameson Place Sheltered Housing Community Lounge (just off Leith walk)

A successful Edinburgh startup + cute elderly people + more scones/jam than you’ve ever imagined… yes, a fun and random afternoon that (more…)

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