March Meetup! Glasgow Ecosystem Mixer

Mar 28, 6:00 – 8:30 PM


Barclays Eagle Labs Glasgow, 58 Kingston Street, Glasgow City, G5 8BP

Join us for March Meetup, where startup enthusiasts and members of the entrepreneurial community gather for an evening of networking, refreshing drinks, and engaging conversations. Connect with like-minded individuals, share inspiring stories, and explore opportunities to collaborate and grow. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your network and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit!

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March Meetup! Glasgow Ecosystem Mixer

Join us for an evening filled with:

🕸️ Networking: Catch up with peers and make new friends

📖 Share Stories: Talk about the good, the bad and the ugly going on in your world right now and get some advice from the room

💡 Hear Successes: We'll have a few slots for 10-minute interviews where we'll be hearing more about what's going on in the ecosystem

🎤 Open Mic: Opportunity for you to tell your story to the community and pitch your ask

🗣[Speaker Stories]

💸 Building a startup: How Go Swag started with less that £200 investment 

✨ Nurturing Innovation: Tech Ecosystems and Entrepreneurial Tales

🧠 Building an AI Startup: Joining Microsoft for Startups & applying for Y-Combinator

🎙️Crafting Narratives: Podcasting, AI, and Tech Advocacy


Conor McKenna - Co-Founder of Go Swag

Conor is the CEO and Co-founder of Go Swag, a Hilington based startup specialising in crafting employee incentive gift packages. Today, they boast a multi-million pound turnover, with a clientele featuring global giants such as Amazon, Spotify, Meta, and Burberry. 

Keith Harrison - Co-Founder of Tech Meetup Glasgow 

Keith is a driving force behind Tech Meetup Glasgow, a thriving monthly gathering at Civic House where all things tech are discussed. By day, Keith assumes the role of Head of Software Development at iOpt, a pioneering Glasgow-based startup specializing in environmental asset monitoring. iOpt's innovative solutions provide valuable insights into property dynamics, enabling clients to optimize maintenance strategies effectively. With a rich background in startups, including his tenure at Nude, a Fintech venture aimed at assisting first-time homebuyers, Keith embodies a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and ecosystem development.

Rowan Howe - Co-Founder of Insight Dev

Rowan is the co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of Insight Dev, an Al-powered free market for legal issues, helping people understand the law, find a lawyer, and find clients for lawyers. Despite his academic pursuits in business and economics at the University of Glasgow, Rowan is at the forefront of entrepreneurial innovation. Recently, he delved further into the startup ecosystem by joining Microsoft for Startups. Now, Insight Dev stands on the brink of a new milestone as they prepare to close their seed round, showcasing Rowans and Insight Dev's ambitions. 

Samuel Agbede - Co-Founder of Stories That Shape Us Podcast 

Samuel is the host of the "Stories That Shape Us" podcast, where he explores the profound narratives and experiences of individuals, covering topics ranging from career guidance to personal growth. Beyond his role as a Software Engineer at JPMorgan in Glasgow, Samuel is a staunch advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry. Seamlessly blending his passion for technology and storytelling, Samuel leverages AI tools to enhance efficiency in his pursuits.


1. Welcome

2. 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.

Spaces will be limited to save your spot now, prepare your on-stage 'ask' and join us for our next mixer of the year!

Why attend?

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

- Share reflections on the year and discuss your upcoming aspirations and goals

- Get advice from industry experts

- Catch up with friends and make new ones

- Free drinks and delicious food

What you need to know:

What: March Meetup! Glasgow Ecosystem Mixer

When: Thursday 28th March 2024

Time: 6.00pm - 8:30pm

Where: Barclays Eagle Labs Glasgow

Bonus Extras: Free Food, Drink & Open Mic

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  • Keith Harrison

    Tech Meetup Glasgow


  • Samuel Agbede

    Stories That Shape Us


  • Rowan Howe

    Insight Dev


  • Conor McKenna

    Go Swag

    Co-Founder & CEO



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