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This is the Community group for Startup Grind Edinburgh. We run monthly fireside chat events virtually as part of the global Startup Grind network for entrepreneurs - active in 600+ chapters in 125+ countries around the world!

As with every chapter...

- We believe in making friends, not contacts.

- We believe in giving, not taking.

- We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

We are delighted to work closely with our close neighbours Startup Grind Glasgow - https://www.startupgrind.com/glasgow/

If you're keen to get involved in the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem (to meet startups, get involved in sponsorship or to join the team here at Startup Grind), this is the place to do it. Contact us here or via any of our social media platforms.

We hope to see you at our next event!

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Scaling the World's No.1 Pizza Oven to £50M+ Revenue w/ Darina Garland & Kristian Tapaninaho (Ooni)

Global Conference 2021

Raising £2M+ from the Crowd & Scaling FAST with Nadeem Sarwar, Founder & CEO of Phlo

Raising a £1.2M Crowdfund & Doubling Sales/Distribution in 2020 with Jamie Douglas-Hamilton (ACTiPH)

End of year Connections & Reflections Social

Startup Grind Europe-Asia Connect

Brain Training: How to accelerate your learning & the future of EdTech

Tis’ the Season for Conscious Gifting: How to Spend Savvy in 2020

Identity & Ideation: The many faces of entrepreneurship in Scotland (Part 2) - Black History Month

Identity & Ideation: The many faces of entrepreneurship in Scotland (Part 1)

Championing inclusion via tech with Gavin Neate

Data, Innovation & The Power of Collaboration with Gillian Docherty OBE

Purpose x Passion = Progress with Marta Krupinska

Optimism Primer: Fireside chat with Gavin Oattes

AI Wearables, Healthcare Data & Raising Series A w/ Care Sourcer & Current Health (Presented by AWS)

We are E-hosting Bruce Walker (FutureX) [Virtual Zoom Event]

Purpose Pays: The New Age of Social Business (Brewgooder, SIS & Lilypads)

We are hosting John Peebles (Administrate)

Startup Grind Edinburgh End of Year Party 2019

We are hosting Evelyn McDonald (Scottish EDGE)

A Smart Grid for Waste - Michael Groves (Topolytics)

Secrets of Sand Hill Road by Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz: Scott Kupor (Live Stream)

We are hosting Andrew Johnson (Andrew Johnson)

Summer Party with Loral Quinn (Sustainably)

Back to the Startup Grind! Relaunch Party & Fireside Chat with Colin Hewitt (Float)

Christmas Party!

We are hosting Daniel Rodgers, CEO (QikServe)

Helping people live free-from lives - Lucinda and Syndey are changing perceptions of food.

What is mindfulness? Andrew Johnson reveals all...

Breaking barriers after 153 years - Dee Bradbury and SRU

We are hosting Richard Cooper (Cascade Technologies, Novosound, RBC Consulting)

We are hosting Kai Murray (Shirlaws Group, ex-MD of Search Consultancy prior to successful exit)

Joy Lewis, CEO, Adopt an Intern

Patrick Birley CEO of NEX Exchange and Malcolm Palle, Chairman/Co-Founder of Coinsilium Group Ltd

Startup Grind Edinburgh hosts Paul Forrest (Consilium Analytics and Exolta Capital Partners)

Startup Grind Edinburgh hosts Seonaidh MacDonald (mLED Ltd)

George Elliott (Chairman & Investor)

Fraser Lusty (Equity Gap)

Mostafa Afgani (pureLifi)

Kerry Sharp (Scottish Investment Bank)

Stuart Lunn (LendingCrowd)

Aleks Tomczyk (Arum)

Robin Knox & Paul Walton (intelligentpos)

Shaf Rasul (SRA Ventures)

Nick Freer (Freer Consultancy & Atterley.com)

Craig Roberts (Cyberhawk)

Anne Farr (Rothera Group)

End of Summer Startup Party (Startup Grind)

Peter Dines (Mercia Technologies)

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind)

Niki Mckenzie (Archangel Investors)

Cally Russell (Mallzee)

Keith Neilson (Craneware PLC)

Leah Hutcheon / Kenny Fraser (Appointedd/Sunstone)

John Peebles (Administrate)

Ian Stevens (Touch Bionics)

Paul Atkinson (Par Equity)

Martin Mutch (Founder of Rocela)

Dr. Alistair Forbes (LogicNow)

Dr. Jamie Coleman (CodeBase)

Kevin Dorren (Diet Chef, Angel Investor)

Jo Macsween (Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd.)

Heidi Roizen & Kim Polese (LIVE in Edinburgh)

Gregor Lawson (Morphsuits)

Ian Ritchie (Iomart Group plc)

Calum Smeaton (TVSquared)

2015 Global Conference (LIVESTREAM)

Jackie Waring (Investing Women)

PJ Darling (Spark Energy & TenTel)

Shaf Rasul (SRA Ventures)

Bonnie Clarke (Badenoch and Clark)

Russell Dalgleish (Exolta Capital)

Gavin Littlejohn (Money Dashboard)

Michael Welch (Blackcircles.com)

Lesley Eccles (FanDuel)

Colin Hewitt (FloatApp)

Ed Molyneux (FreeAgent)

Gareth Williams (Skyscanner)


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