Creativity, Compassion & Community in Testing Times with Rachael Brown, presented with AWS

Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 6:30 PM (BST)

About this event

This April, AWS and Startup Grind are partnering to bring you Mentorship Month. Mentors provide helpful advice, support, and feedback throughout your startup journey – both during the high times and the low. 

At Startup Grind Scotland (Glasgow & Edinburgh), we are delighted to be welcoming Rachael Brown, CEO of the Future Economy Company, the Creative Entrepreneurs’ Club and Convenor at the Scotland Can Do Collective, for a fireside chat to about creativity and resilience in these uncertain times. With a varied career over both the creative industries and social entrepreneurship, Rachael brings a unique mix of holistic integrity and straight-talking business credibility to this Startup Grind virtual event.

What you need to know:

Who: Rachael Brown, CEO of Future Economy Company, Creative Entrepreneurs’ Club & Convenor at Scotland Can Do Collective

When: April 21st 2020

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Virtual Event

What Else: GREAT People & AWS Treats

Rachael's experience and knowledge are truly beyond question, and her passion for business and cultural, creative arts is infectious. Rachael will share her experiences of navigating current developments from a leadership perspective, how entrepreneurs and creatives can support each other in this time, thoughts on resilience and what opportunities there are for positive societal outcomes from our current situation.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rachael joined Made Brave Founder/CEO Andrew Dobbie in the COVID-19 Creative Industries Support Group to provide a support network and resources for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and solo traders.

Rachael is currently Chief Executive at the Future Economy Company (FEC), who’s vision is to achieve a future where the makers, doers, thinkers, creatives, innovators and social impact creators within Scotland have access to the best support, networks, skills and knowledge to enable them to flourish, thereby helping to transform employment, communities and the economy.

Within the FEC runs the Creative Entrepreneurs’ Club, a member-driven community, designed to help creative people grow their businesses. Shel is also the Social Entrepreneur in Residence with Social Investment Scotland and Board Director with Social Enterprise Scotland.

She previously spent over a decade at Impact Arts and has worked on joint ventures with the Scottish Government and leading agencies including Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise. Rachael also completed Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Fellowship programme in 2015.

As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AW + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month. You will receive an email with a link to the application form shortly after this virtual event concludes!

Looking forward to seeing you there!



Tuesday, Apr 21
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (BST)

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  • Jude Duncan

    Jude Duncan

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director

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    Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Chapter Co-Director

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    Startup Grind Glasgow

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