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@Dreamstake is a network for creative entrepreneurs and last week I attended one of their events: Female Superheroes.When events like this go well, it’s like cocaine for business-minded folk.  Suddenly you feel great and want to rush away to execute your ideas!  There was a good turn out, lots of energy and inspirational stories.  It was great to see such enthusiasm. Several cool women gave presentations but I only have room to give a quick mention to a couple of them here today.

Devilishly Handsome Productions

Thembisa Cochrane from the deliciously named Devilishly Handsome Productions sent out a strong message that women need to be more courageous about technology.  She asked for women to step up and try to (more…)

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There’s a new site in town to help startups get spotted, and we’re delighted to see The Student Market showcase products and services from student entrepreneurs. The project has been pioneered by one of our favourite student groups iCUE Business & Entrepreneurial Society, and we’re excited to go exhibit and support their launch event tomorrow night – everyone is welcome, join us and check out the student startup scene!

Launch Event: Thursday 18th November, 7:30-9:00pm, Appleton Tower Concourse
Open to startups, students, the curious, potential customers, and the wider business community – yes, everyone 🙂
Free with free wine and snacks too!

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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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Launch.ed logoCan you hear them? Yes, it’s the sound of freshers and the rest of the students coming back from their summer holidays. We thought we would ask Hilary Singer from Launch.ed what their plans are this coming semester … (oh and remember to check out their new website!)

LAUNCH.ed/iCUE Event Series

This year, LAUNCH.ed is teaming up with iCUE to offer a series of events to develop your practical entrepreneurship skills. The iCUE Event Series is free, open to all Edinburgh students and recent graduates, and is intended to be an excellent preparation for this year’s business plans. All events will begin at 18:30 with free beer and pizza unless otherwise stated.

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