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Our Stanford REE Series picks back up with insights from design entrepreneur David Law of Speck Design, Speck Products, and many more companies he’s founded. By guest blogger Kirsty Macgregor.

“Design and build a tool that will carry an egg as far as possible – and come back on Friday with a prototype” was the brief the young David Law was given as he applied for entry to the new, collaborative degree in Product Design and Engineering run by Glasgow University and Glasgow School of Art ( back in the dawn of time).  Working on this project created a degree of engagement David hadn’t experienced in years and gave him a taste of the “can do/ hands on” mindset fostered by the course… which was critical to his development. David kicked off his keynote speech on day 2 of the conference with a deliciously deadpan  “walk through (his) memory lane of failure“ which included his first failed attempt at gaining a degree in London leading to his second, formative -and successful- effort in Glasgow. (more…)

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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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