Posts Tagged ‘Heidi Roizen’

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Anyone snowed in today with a cup of tea? Well get your boots and gloves ready – there are some events this week worth braving the crazy weather for! In case you didn’t notice, I must also confess a mild obsession with holiday festivals, and have slipped in a couple of the local lights celebrations too 🙂

Tuesday 30th November: Launch Lab with *Heidi Roizen!* 9am at Renroc (89-91 Montgomery)

GO! >> We have invited the inspiring speaker and current Edinburgh University Entrepreneur-in-Residence to Heidi Roizen to our Launch Lab meetup!! Heidi is a Silicon Valley executive, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur, but most of all, she talks openly about the real and human elements of building a successful business from nothing. The trails and tribulations, the good times and bad, Heidi will be attending our Launch Lab sessions to answer any of your questions about the real life, every day exicting (and terrifying) world of business. And trust us, she’s well worth a visit!

Tuesday 30th November: Live stream of £5 million Metadata Opportunity Workshop, 10:20am-12:30pm (#tsbmeta)


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Wednesday 10th November: Edinburgh Tech Meetup, 6:30pm at Appleton Tower 8th Floor

A monthly gathering of folks interested in tech, from startups to developers to innocent bystanders. This month’s speakers include Jonathan Riddell – Introduction to Qt, Tony Lucas – Infrastructure as a Service, and Tane Piper – NodeJS + ExpressJS. There’s always a lot to learn, new people to meet, and oh yeah – free beer and pizza! It’s all free and open to anyone, just turn up on the 8th Floor.

Thursday 11th November: E-Club Heidi Roizen: Wow, an Inspiration! 6-8pm, Business School Auditorium

An evening of drinks, networking, and Q&A with one of Silicon Valley’s most impressive businesswomen! Heidi co-founded T/Maker Company. (an early personal computer software company) in 1983, where she served as CEO from inception through to its acquisition by Deluxe Corporation in 1994. In 1996 Heidi joined Apple as Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations. From there, Heidi entered the venture capital world serving as a Managing Director of Mobius Venture Capital from 1999 to 2007. Today Heidi splits her time between her entrepreneurial endeavour, SkinnySongs and board service in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Networking and drinks kick off at 6pm, and the talk will begin 6:30pm. More drinks to follow of course! Free and open to all. (more…)

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Our Stanford REE Series continues with ‘Lessons from Failure’ from Heidi Roizen’s keynote speech. By guest blogger Jill Lin.

Learning from failure is not an unfamiliar theme in the context of business. Heidi Roizen, who is the founder of Skinny Songs, a former Venture Capitalist and a role model of fearlessness for entrepreneurs, provides an insightful explanation and many practical examples in her talk on ‘Lessons from Failure’.

The greatest lesson on failure is that of trying to figure out why, most of the time, the product is great but the company fails. (more…)

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