End of Year Ecosystem Mixer (feat. SWURF)

Dec 20, 2022, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Rooftop 51 @ The Moxy - Edinburgh, 2 Freer Gait, Edinburgh, EH3 9FR

For our final event of 2022, we wanted to mix things up a bit and provide a fun space for catching up with old friends, making new ones and seeing out the year in style. We'll have three quickfire interviews, a rooftop bar and a community open mic!

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About this event

SG Scotland x SWURF Presents: End of Year Ecosystem Mixer

For our final event of 2022, we wanted to mix things up a bit and provide a fun space for catching up with old friends, making new ones and seeing out the year in style.

It's been quite the year for all of us and at Startup Grind Scotland we’ve loved being able to use our platform to bring people together to share ideas, spark conversation and bring a sense of familiarity through the rollercoaster that's been 2022. 

Since January, we've hosted 10+ events with some of the most entertaining and inspiring speakers/startups from Zumo to Krucial, taken 30 startup founders and leaders to Silicon Valley and Helsinki on funded immersive trips and done what we can to showcase the incredible things going on in the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We’ll be sitting down for four quickfire interviews to hear from the perspectives of a founder, an investor, ecosystem builders and community champions. We’ll then wrap up with a community open mic to warm us up for an evening of cocktails, mocktails and partying.

Join us at Rooftop 51 @ The Moxy - Edinburgh as we partner with SWURF.

SWURF is an app that helps connect YOU to local bars, hotels and coworking spaces where you can arrive and plug in, no questions asked. Read all about it and download the app HERE.

We are limited to 75 people in the room, so save your spot now, look out your favourite festive jumper and join us for the biggest party of the year.

Mini Interviews w/ Guest Speakers

Janani Prabhakaran, Founder & CEO at Unbaggaged

Phin Mpofu, Director - Global Community at Startup Grind

Anaïs Guillemaud, Head of Online Community & Barry McDonald, VP of Community at Codebase

Liza Sutherland, Head of Ecosystem at Techstart Ventures 


1.  Welcome

2. Four 10-minute interviews

3. An open mic session where any attendee is free to speak their mind or ask for a piece of advice (60-seconds each) from the community and receive feedback.

4. A networking session in which attendees talk to each other freely over some drinks and delicious food. There's no Startup Grind event where you don't leave with new friends and exciting connections.

Why attend?

- Free drink on arrival (each attendee will receive 1x drink token)

- Free food

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

- Share reflections from the year

- Catch up with friends and make new ones

- Get advice from industry experts

What you need to know:

What: End of Year Ecosystem Mixer

When: Tues 20th December 2022

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Where: Rooftop 51 @ The Moxy - Edinburgh

Bonus Extras: Free Food, Welcome Drink & Open Mic

Check out what happened


  • Janani Prabhakaran



  • Phin Mpofu

    Startup Grind

    Director, Global Community

  • Anaïs Guillemaud


    Head of Online Community

  • Barry McDonald


    VP of Community

  • Liza Sutherland

    Techstart Ventures LLP

    Head of Ecosystem



Tuesday, December 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM UTC


Doors Open
Quickfire Fireside Chats
Community Open Mic
Networking, Drinks & Nibbles


  • 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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