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SG Scotland presents: End of year Connections & Reflections Social
As we near the end of the year it’s customary to reflect on the ups and downs of our personal and professional lives. This year has been like no other, and we’re sure you have some stories to tell and some big (or small) hopes for 2021.
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 normality through the bad, the worse, and the downright weird of 2020. Since March we’ve hosted 17 virtual events with some entertaining and inspiring speakers to showcase the incredible things going on in the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem.
While we hope that these sessions have brought a sense of calm and connection through the pandemic, what we’ve really missed is interacting with each other at our in-person events, hearing stories, ideas, expertise and plans for the future over a glass of wine or a cup of tea(!)
For our final event of 2020 we wanted to mix things up a bit and provide a virtual space for connection and reflection to catch up with old friends, make new ones and share grand ideas and learnings with each other. With that in mind, we’re excited to invite you to our end of year Social on Remo!
Remo is a virtual platform where you can interact face-to-face and move around a ‘room’ to different tables to meet and talk with other people. We’ve set up to a few themed tables to get the conversation going with ecosystem experts as well as some space to chat at the ‘bar’ and some sofas for one-on-one conversations.
We’ll also be hosting quick talks and check-ins with SG community members on their 2020 takeaways. If you’ve got a story to tell, or be more involved this this event, talk to firstname.lastname@example.org
Themed Table Plan
- Money Matters
- Workplace Culture
- Marketing & Messages
- Talent & Team
- Creative Entrepreneurs
- Health & Mindset
- Startup Legals
- Chat at the bar & jump to a sofa a 1-1
If you’ve not used Remo before here is a quick introduction to the platform (it’s really easy)!
- Share reflections from the year
- Connect with peers in a casual online setting
- Catch up with friends and make new ones
- Get advice from industry experts
- Have a conversation and some laughs to see out 2020 with a smile
- Share an ask or a project you’re excited for with the community
Who should not attend
- Serial networkers
- Cringy sales people
- Party poopers!
What you need to know!
What: End of year party!
When: Thurs 17th December 2020
Bonus Extras: Partner offers, themed table plan & competition!
Ticket Price: This is to help cover the cost of Remo. The SG Scotland team are fully voluntary and host these events to bring people and ideas together.
We are limited to 50 people in the room, so save your spot early.
Startup Grind Glasgow
Chapter DirectorSee Bio
Custom Flavour Media & Startup Grind Glasgow
Startup Grind Glasgow
Head of Marketing
Startup Grind Edinburgh
Chapter Co-DirectorSee Bio
Startup Grind Edinburgh
Marketing LeadSee Bio
OnyiGifts & TivityPod
Jonny is passionate about all things startups and the evolving ﬁntech environment. Finance and innovation graduate with experience in:
- Building Communities and Ecosystems
- Financial Analysis
- Start-up Business Development.
Keen to help innovative start-ups disrupt traditional industries. Always learning.
Custom Flavour is a video and audio content production company. Producing promotional videos for social media like Facebook, Instagram & YouTube
AAI EmployAbility is an award-winning not-for-profit which supports the private, public and third sector to access graduate and returner talent of all ages, skillsets and backgrounds.
With a highly respected name, the AAI team offer tried, tested and flexible recruitment solutions from ad hoc, short-term projects, including internships and maternity leave, to permanent positions for growing businesses of all sizes. AAI supports both employers and graduates throughout placements and permanent employment, with any surplus used to support disadvantaged people struggling to enter the workforce. As well as inclusive employment services, AAI offers tailored CSR offerings for private sector businesses around the themes of gender and racial diversity, disability and supporting the third/voluntary sector.
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 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.
Since then, he has gone on to lead the restart of the Startup Grind Edinburgh chapter after a short period of inactivity. Speakers since 2018 include Gillian Docherty OBE (The Data Lab), Bruce Walker (FutureX) & Marta Krupinska (Head, Google for Startups UK).
His passion for wellbeing and tech has also lead him into his current role at BackHug, a smart back therapy device that alleviates back aches and pains at home. He supports the commercialisation of this innovative technology, with the ultimate aim of providing relief for bad backs, anytime, anywhere.
Martine is the marketing lead for Startup Grind Edinburgh and one of the founders of the Black Ed Movement which is an anti-racist organisation founded to uplift and support black people at Edinburgh University.
She is an inspiring leader in the community and is passionate about purpose driven business and startups here in Scotland.
Janet is a Technology Consultant in Accenture, where she delivers large-scale Cloud Platform Transformation in the Financial Sector. Passionate about Intrapreneurship, she's established two key internal communities covering gender inclusion within Technology and another for Black colleagues. She's also advised business leaders and policy-makers on Ethics within Data and Applied Intelligence in relation to algorithmic bias.
Outside of Accenture, Janet recently founded the purpose-driven lifestyle business Onyi Gifts, focussing on personal and corporate gifting with independent women-led brands at its core. She's also the co-founder of TivityPod, a platform for booking children's extra-curricular activities for schools and parents. A Fellow on the Founders Forum 'Founders of the Future Fellowship' programme, she's considered to be among the UK's most promising Tech Founders under 30. She She also created the Fife Lockdown Economy marketplace, connecting local people with the amended services of small businesses in the community during the UK lockdown.
She's a mentor for young entrepreneurs as part of the Young Entrepreneurship Scotland programme and actively mentors young people from underrepresented backgrounds into Tech careers.