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.
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
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.
- 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: 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
Director, Global Community
Head of Online Community
VP of Community
Techstart Ventures LLP
Head of Ecosystem
Janani is the Founder of Unbaggaged, an on-demand luggage management network that collects, stores and transports bags for travellers within the city. Simply use our website and select where, when and how many bags you need picking up and stored and let our network of 3rd party travel providers get to work. The luggage will be delivered to your final location in the city whenever you need it.
Phin is on a mission to help startups succeed, having experienced first-hand the challenges and hardship that came with his startup, HOMESPLACE, failing. He is Startup Grind's Director of Partner Success focused on creating successful outcomes for their Partners and their interactions with our startup program and global community. He previously served as SG's Senior Community Lead helping oversee the growth and management of Startup Grind's Chapters around the world and championing the local Chapter Directors to build incredibly helpful, dynamic and well-connected communities for their local startup ecosystems. His commitment to helping entrepreneurs was recognised in 2016 by the Centre for Entrepreneurs. He was listed on The Maserati 100, the annual list which recognises entrepreneurs who are generously giving their time and resources to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Phin is an alumni Fellow of the Centre for Entrepreneurs. In 2021 he was awarded the Community Professional of an Independent Community at the CMX Annual Community Industry Awards
Community and events professional, passionate about tech and entrepreneurship, based in Edinburgh, Scotland with 5+ years of working in startups in the UK, France, and China.
Passionate about building and supporting tech startup communities, connecting people and facilitating collaborative projects.
An innovator, communicator and creative problem solver. Passionate about building relationships and networks. Committed to developing digital skills for all and fascinated by the changing world of work.
Former journalist, PR consultant and business owner.
Entrepreneur, advisor and investor with over 25 years’ experience in building technology and creative companies. Passionate about growing innovators and start-ups who are making positive change and impact on the world. Expertise in starting new businesses, business development, market validation, operations, IP protection, developing & managing teams, fundraising, partnerships and strategy.
Special interests: blockchain, people, synthetic biology, robotics, music, data, crypto, agri-tech, creative industries, regenerative medicine, technology +++
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