Bridging Communities

Nov 3, 2022, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

CodeBase Edinburgh, 37a Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL

The Melting Pot and Startup Grind Scotland are delighted to invite you to an in-person, cross-community networking event.

In-person event

About this event

The Melting Pot and Startup Grind Scotland are delighted to invite you to our second in-person, cross-community networking event. We’re bridging communities to help you spark new connections and collaborations.

At TMP and SG Scotland, community is at the heart of everything we do. It is where we get advice from people who have done it before, find support when things aren’t going to plan, and celebrate our wins.

But without challenging our perspectives, innovation slows and ideas silo. Stepping out of our usual networks offers us a chance to build relationships with people with different worldviews, expertise and experiences - and create a lasting impact.

In our second event together, we will take a deep dive into exploring one of the three essential ingredients needed for effective collaborations: Trust.

Join us at Codebase on November 3rd, where our speakers will share their stories and learnings about trusting themselves, letting go and trusting others, and trust as the foundation for building strong communities and ecosystems.

What to expect:

  • Hear from cross-sector experts about trust as the foundation to their success
  • Learn about the different business communities in Edinburgh
  • Share your business passions with like-minded people
  • Engage in facilitated, purposeful networking
  • Connect with peers and new friends in a casual setting
  • Wine, beer, soft drinks and nibbles
  • Share an ask or a project you’re excited for with the community

Hosted by:

  • The Melting Pot
  • Startup Grind Scotland
In partnership with:
  • Everyone’s Edinburgh
  • Barclays Eagle Labs
  • Scotland CanDo
  • CodeBase
  • JCI Edinburgh
  • Black Professionals Scotland
  • Creative Edinburgh

About The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is Scotland's Centre for Social Innovation and one of the oldest coworking communities in the world. We offer freelancers, remote workers, small businesses and large organisations flexible, safe and creative solutions for this new era of working.

We offer regular events for our community, from exciting talks with Scotland’s leading Social Innovators to practical help with your business. We love helping people meet, learn and connect so we make sure almost all our events are open to everyone.

About Startup Grind

SG Scotland is the Scottish Chapter of Startup Grind, the world's largest startup community of 3.5M+ entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and dreamers.

Central to everything we do is to help our community make friends, not contacts. We believe that the best ideas come from the most unexpected situations, and we’re committed to creating these moments of magic.

SG Scotland inspires, educates and connects entrepreneurs across the country through monthly events, mentorship opportunities and partners.

Our Speakers

  • Barry McDonald; VP of Community CodeBase
  • Onyinye Igbokwe; Founder of Ujali

Check out what happened



Thursday, November 3, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland


  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland


  • Caro Melendez

    Head of Operations

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director - Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Amy Kelly

    Startup Grind Scotland | AK Marketing

    Head of Marketing

  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind Aberdeen

    Director - Startup Grind Abedeen

  • Alexandra Lloyd

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Edinburgh Events Team

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