Posts Tagged ‘twestival’

Once upon a time I signed up for Twitter so I could crash the Edinburgh Twestival 2009… and tomorrow 24th March the Edinburgh Twestival is on again! The fun starts 7pm-1am at Hawke & Hunter (near the Omni). It’s a wonderful Twitter + festival party with all sorts of entertainment and cool folks, and many thanks to Geoff Kennedy (@idle_bull) for offering the inside scoop in all his excitement [Tickets here til they sell out!]:


It’s 1.13am Wednesday the 23rd March 2011 and realisation that ‘that Twestival thing‘ I got involved in is iminent!

Well we’ve certainly been ambitious with EdTwestival this year! We’re looking to build on the success of previous Edinburgh Twestivals with even more people there on the night, and if all goes to plan; more cash raised!

As ever the mix is pretty electic. We have bands, cupcakes, a mind reader, drinks (of course), prizes galore (a hell of a lot of prizes), a DJ, a Foursquare Superswarm attempt (very geeky), boardgaming, a photobooth, goodiebags, silent auction, even an opera singer! This doesn’t even cover half of it! (more…)

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This is a work in progress as I am in a slight rush to catch my flight (hopefully), but I wanted to get this started… Please feel free to help crowd-source a full list here – just add any events to the comments, and we’ll see how much we can gather! 🙂

Monday 21st March

Tuesday 22nd March

Wednesday 23rd March

Thursday 24th March: Edinburgh Startup Jelly, 9am-9pm at The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street

Are you in the start-up stage of your business? Do you want somewhere to come meet & chat with other start ups? Do you want a day to focus on work in a real office with free tea & coffee? (more…)

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Monday, 21st March: JCI Showcase, 6pm at Royal Terrace Hotel

Never heard of JCI (Junior Chamber International)? You will have the opportunity to find out more about the organisation over a glass of wine or two and some nibbles whilst meeting some of our members and hearing more about what they have got from being a member of JCI. You will also have the chance to find out more about our programme of events, as well as meeting some of our patron organisations. For more info contact Laura Hutton laura_hutton@jciedinburgh.org.uk. I would guess you can still RSVP for tonight, so do check it out if you’re interested.

Tuesday, 22nd March: E-Club Committee Interest Meeting, 5:30-6:30pm at Business School LT3

For the first time, the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club is forming a committee to drive the club forward with more power and zest, and anyone is welcome to get involved. Want to help organise new events? Want to reach out to other cool groups? Want to initiate other projects within the club? If you are interested, either for the next few months or for the Fall, join in 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre 3 for an initial discussion. Or email entrepreneurship@ed.ac.uk. (more…)

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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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Distributed Denial of Tatties

Distributed Denial of Tatties

Over the last few months, there have been a number of hashtag campaigns on Twitter. The general goal is to encourage other users to use the tag often enough that it appears in the list of “trending topics” every user sees, which should raise awareness of the cause. Some of these are trivial, like the recent #songsincode or the slightly older #quantickstesticles but several seem to be aiming for higher things. The #iranelection tag was pervasive at the beginning of summer, helping to spread the news of events as they happened in Iran, but it also acted as a platform for western supporters to protest against the behaviour of the Iranian government. More recently, in reaction to conservative American FUD about death panels and severe criticism of the NHS, the (more…)

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Twestival Returns!

edtwestpicThis is a little off-topic, but we’re excited about the announcement of the next Twestival! In case you were wondering what this is – besides a hybrid of the words twitter and festival – in a nutshell, its an event organised on twitter, by twitter types, for charity: (more…)

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