Re:Entry, an evening of reflection and resolution as we reload work and life post-pandemic
In-person events are finally back and we can’t wait to bring you together for a special evening of reconnection and resolutions as restrictions lift, and we consider how we want to reshape the way we work and live moving forward.
At Startup Grind Scotland we’ve loved being able to bring people together at our virtual events to share ideas, spark conversation and bring a sense of normality, and community, through the ups and downs of the last year and a half.
What we’ve really missed is interacting with each other at our in-person events, hearing stories, ideas, shared experiences, and plans for the future over some good food and drink.
With that in mind, we’re excited to have partnered with CodeBase for Re:Entry, the first of a series of hybrid online and in-person events, hosting panel discussions from some of Scotland’s established and emerging entrepreneurial figures.
At this first event, we'll be taking a frank, but optimistic look at post-lockdown work and life, what's changed, what hasn't, and how we, as individuals now have an incredible opportunity to reset and reshape our personal and professional lives.
CodeBase Edinburgh is the UK's largest technology incubator. Home to over 90 companies who have collectively raised over half a billion dollars in investment, it is the centre of the tech scene in the city.
In-person tickets are limited to 40 people, so book now to avoid missing out.
Your safety and comfort are our highest priority. Please see our safety information and what to expect at CodeBase on the day HERE.
Viana Maya is the Founder and CEO of pRESPECT, a career coaching startup focussed on empowering, enabling and elevating marginalised job seekers to gain sustainable long term jobs. Viana's past experiences include a career as an entrepreneur in London, a web developer, a women returner getting back into work after her daughter's birth, and surviving homelessness.
Viana developed and delivered the Career Coaching; Personal developed and Confidence building side of New Voices six-month mentoring and professional development programme for women and non-binary filmmakers based in Scotland who aspire to become documentary directors and/or producers. She is a Pass The Mic contributor, championing diverse female voices in the media and is two time Bright Red Spark Winner, including 2021 Business for Good.
Colin Hewitt is one of the most widely respected CEOs in Edinburgh, leading the charge on a wide range of issues from the rise of fintech to sustainability. We'd be delighted if you could join us for our first fireside chat at the CMS offices on Castle Terrace, rather appropriately a stone's throw from the UK's largest technology incubator, CodeBase, the location of Colin's original fireside chat in 2014.
Colin is CEO and co-founder of Float which was launched in 2012. Float's purpose is to help businesses understand their numbers. Float has deep integration with accounting software and provides powerful cashflow forecasting and scenario planning tools.
Lisa Thomson founded Purpose HR to provide niche HR consultancy and ‘HR as a service’ outsourcing to early-stage and high-growth companies. In the last 7 years, she has built a team of qualified HR specialists, and they have fulfilled projects with well over 70 clients, with a focus on technology and life sciences.
Purpose HR helps their clients manage their businesses and people most effectively and productively in order to help scale and meet the business challenges of fast-paced growth.
Who: Viana Maya, Colin Hewitt & Lisa Thomson
When: Thursday 30th Sept 2021
Where: CodeBase Edinburgh, 37A Castle Terrace, EH1 2EL and online wherever you are
Bonus extras: Free food & drink, awesome people, insightful conversation and advice, community (in-person), home comforts (online) plus Q&A via Slido!
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Viana Maya is the Founder and CEO of pRESPECT, a career coaching startup focussed on mindset and employability support for marginalised jobseekers. Viana past experiences include a career as an entrepreneur in London, a web developer, a women returner getting back into work after the birth of her daughter as well as surviving homelessness.
She also works with AAI EmployAbility as a Diversity & Inclusion consultant, helping businesses to navigate those waters through COVID & BLM. Viana is also part of the New Voices initiative from Napier University showcasing Black Asian and Minority Ethnic creative talent.
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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.
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