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We were blown away last week by the Student Market, the new place for young entrepreneurs to get seen and promoted. We covered the project earlier this month, and their launch event last Thursday evening was absolutely superb.

The event was a chance for student entrepreneurs to exhibit their businesses, ranging from web apps to fashion to race car driving. With about 20 companies of all types on display, it drew an impressive crowd of around 200 visitors throughout the evening.

The Student Market is an online portal showcasing student businesses, but it’s more than just a website. It’s also events like these where student entrepreneurs can exhibit, meet each other, and speak directly to potential customers in a friendly environment. And beyond that, it’s the creation of a supportive community. (more…)

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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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What should you think about when you want your startup to work with a multi-national company?  One of the afternoon speakers at the last London Launch48 Conference was Bindi Karia (dubbed Queen of Startups) who works for Microsoft as a VC/Emerging business lead in the UK.  She offered some high level and generic points to startups who want to partner with giants! (more…)

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Dear StartupCafe readers,

You’ve been selected for a personal invite because someone here thinks you’re awesome.

And I’m sure you have a lot going on, and little time for random invites to amazing events.

SO, to be quick, we have a really WOW! Conference this Friday for anyone interested in biz, tech, or starting companies.

And then we have a WOW! Weekend where we’re going to create new startup companies using ideas from attendees and your mad skills – whether you’re into business, design, development, marketing, or nunchuck.

You will end the weekend feeling ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

You can still sign up, but hurry because we’re going to fill up – we just hope we fill up with people like YOU!!

Registration: http://edinburgh.launch48.com/tickets/

See you there,

StartupCafe & your Launch48 fan club

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We’ve had a fantastic response to the Launch48 event we’re helping organise at the end of October, so thanks very much for the enthusiasm. The speakers, mentors, and participants are all looking ace!

Just a quick reminder for anyone else waiting to buy tickets – today’s the last day you can get them at discounted price of £5 for the Conference and £29.95/19.95 for the Weekend (click here to book now). Why pay more when you can pay less? Ok, sorry, I couldn’t contain flashbacks to an old Payless Shoes commercial…

As a refresher, (more…)

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This sounds awesome, details from Georgia Artus of IdeaSpot on the 2day co-working extravaganza, aka. Edinburgh Jelly Trail… join in if you like 🙂

Discover fantastic spaces for mobile working in Edinburgh!

Meet great people, pop in and out as you please, enjoy good food and unlimited wifi!

****JUST ADDED*****

MAPS OF THE TRAIL…

Day One: http://bit.ly/dA40cp

Day Two: http://bit.ly/aCPfXm

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Jelly events are a worldwide phenomenon where people meet in public spaces to discuss ideas, make new contacts and work communally for the day. Bring along your laptop, iPad, notebook or simply your brain and let the fun begin! (more…)

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One of the earliest tasks of any startup is deciding on a name. Naming your company has some serious considerations: can it be trademarked? is the domain name available? what do people think of when they hear the name? and more importantly, can you live with “Hi, I’m [your name] and I’m the CEO/CTO/COO of [your company]?

After asking various people, and reading the information on the internet, it seems that the conventional wisdom seems to fall into three camps:

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