½ Price Teslas & Running a World Top 250 FinTech - Steve Tigar (loveelectric; ex-Money Dashboard)

Edinburgh Innovations Student Enterprise Hub - LG Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Newington Edinburgh, EH8 9LE - View Map Edinburgh
Thu, Mar 31, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

½ Price Teslas & Running a World Top 250 FinTech - Steve Tigar (loveelectric; ex-Money Dashboard)

After our record-breaking #Web3Month event with Tim Sabanov (CTO, Zumo), we had some big shoes to fill.

We couldn’t think of a better guest to take us into spring than renowned startup veteran Steve Tigar.

Steve is the former CEO of award-winning Fintech Money Dashboard which has amounted over 600k downloads and has been recognised as one of the top 250 FinTechs in the world.

Steve is also a Saltire Fellow and graduate of Babson College, widely recognised as the #1 entrepreneurial colleges worldwide.

Steve is now the Founder and CEO of loveelectric, making electric vehicles more attractive, more affordable and more accessible by halving your monthly car costs.

Join us for another #HybridEvent as we dive into:

- How EVs could help us save the planet

- What it takes to found a climate-driven startup

- Scaling Money Dashboard to 600k+ users

- Lessons learned from the world’s #1 entrepreneurial college

- Leading early stage tech companies to becoming market leaders


How to attend

We're excited to be back in person with our friends at Edinburgh Innovations, the University of Edinburgh’s commercialisation service.

They offer advice, funding, and support at every stage of your entrepreneurial journey. Their expert team can help you take your business or social enterprise from a raw idea right through to launch and beyond. Their service is available to UoE staff, students, and recent alumni.

BUT - we know this is a big topic, and those outside the capital will want to tune in. With that in mind, we've partnered with Project Forge to deliver a high-quality live streaming experience as well as virtual networking before and after our conversation with Steve on Gather Town. This is a funky platform that looks like an '80s arcade game where you move around a room and interact with other guests almost as well as you could in person. When our event begins, we will broadcast it to Gather Town, where you can get involved in a chat window and submit questions via our Slido app.


[Speaker] Steve Tigar (loveelectric)

Steve is a startup leader that needs no introduction. As the CEO of Money Dashboard, he led the FinTech to 600k+ users and being recognised as a top 250 FinTech worldwide.

Steve brings 10+ years of leadership experience in tech startups and is a Saltire Fellow as well as a Babson College graduate.

Steve is now the founder of lovelectric, a climate-focused startup on a mission to halve the cost of motoring. You sacrifice a small proportion of your salary in return for a new electric car, typically saving around 50% of the cost through income tax and national insurance. Monthly motoring costs changed, buying power changed, climate changed. It’s never been easier to loveelectric.


[Host] Dec McLaughlin (SG Scotland/DM Nutrition/Frog Systems)

Dec McLaughlin is the founder of DM Nutrition, a 'nutritionist in your pocket' that helps entrepreneurs lose up to 10kg, build 3-4kg muscle and 1/2 their stress levels in as little as 90-days. Dec discovered the power of science-backed nutrition micro-habits during his Medicinal Chemistry masters degree where he helped friends and relatives lose up to 20kg without hours of meal prep or exercise.

His passion for wellbeing and tech has also lead him into his current role of Partnerships Manager at well-tech startup Frog Systems. Frog Systems is a tech-4-good scale-up that provides custom-built video and signposting platforms to inspire teams and communities to get the mental health support they need.


Tickets are limited to 30 people, so book now to avoid missing out.

The Student Enterprise Hub is an ideal space for hosting events within Edinburgh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Whether you’re looking to run an event, a customer feedback session, or a large meeting, the space is available to you. Please contact Jack.McMillan@ei.ed.ac.uk for any booking requests


Why attend?

- Hear why EVs could save our planet

- Learn what it takes to scale to 600k+ users

- Connect with peers in a casual setting

- Catch up with friends and make new ones

- Enjoy healthy, sustainable food, courtesy of our friends at Nourish@ Cyrenians

- Wine, beer and soft drinks

- Share an ask or a project you’re excited for with the community


What you need to know!

What: ½ Price Teslas & Running a World Top 250 FinTech - Steve Tigar (loveelectric; ex-Money Dashboard)

When: 31st March

Time: 6.00 - 8.30pm

Where: In-person at Edinburgh Innovations Student Hub. Streamed online wherever you are via Gather Town

Bonus Extras: Partner offers, interactive Q&A and a chance to win a special prize via our Twitter competition!

Speaker

When

Thursday, Mar 31
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (BST)

Where

Edinburgh Innovations Student Enterprise Hub
LG Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Newington EdinburghEH8 9LE

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  • Dec McLaughlin

    Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Director

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