From Scotland to the Global Stage with Phin Mpofu, Startup Grind

Oct 27, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Startup Grind Scotland are delighted to be celebrating black leaders throughout the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Who better to invite than the person who launched Startup Grind in Scotland over 6 years ago, helping grow the ecosystem to what it is today. Phin's commitment to helping entrepreneurs was recognised in 2016 by the Centre for Entrepreneurs and led to a feature in The Maserati 100 list.

Virtual event

About this event

Startup Grind Glasgow are thrilled to be hosting Phin Mpofu, the person who brought Startup Grind to Scotland, first launching it in Edinburgh, then Glasgow six months later and for a short period also hosting events in Aberdeen. He's since gone on to support entrepreneurs globally, rising to the role of Director of Community & Partnership Success after heading up the Community team for a number of years.

We'll be discussing learning from failures, building a community from nothing and what it means to be a Black Leader in the UK today.


What you need to know:

Who: Phin Mpofu, Director of Partnership Success at Startup Grind.

When: Tuesday 27th October 2020

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Virtual Event

What Else: A Community of FRIENDLY & ENTREPRENEURIAL People


A little more about our guest:

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 Partnership 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. In 2014, Phin brought Startup Grind to Scotland, first launching it in Edinburgh, then Glasgow six months later and for a short period also hosting events in Aberdeen. 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. 


Join us in October to hear how Startup Grind Scotland first began, why you can't let failure define you and what you need to be doing to grow your business in 2020.

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Phin Mpofu

    Startup Grind

    Director, Partner Success + Community

Facilitators

  • Alistair Forbes

    Scottish Tech Army

  • Jo Halliday

    Talking Medicines

    CEO

  • Barrington Reeves

    Too Gallus

    Creative Director

When

When

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Catch-ups & Introductions
Virtual Fireside Chat
Question and Answer

Hosts

  • Jonathan Seaman

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Chapter Director

  • Alan Ciechalski

    Custom Flavour Media & Startup Grind Glasgow

    Founder

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Head of Marketing

Organizers

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Nick Cohen

    Startup Grind

    Team Member

  • Keshan Sharp

    Start Up Grind

    Team Member

Partners

Custom Flavour Media logo

Custom Flavour Media

Scottish Tech Army logo

Scottish Tech Army

Social Stories Club logo

Social Stories Club

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