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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. At Startup Grind Glasgow, we aim to support and connect founders and entrepreneurial people to the Scottish startup ecosystem.

As with every chapter...

- We believe in making friends, not contacts.

- We believe in giving, not taking.

- We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Events run monthly throughout the year, with previous events featuring established founders and investors such as Mark Logan of Skyscanner, Chris van der Kuyl of 4JStudios and Evelyn McDonald of Scottish Edge. 

If you're keen to get involved in the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem (to meet startups, get involved in sponsorship or to join the team here at Startup Grind), this is the place to do it. Contact us here or at any of our social media channels.

Hope to see you at the next event. 

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Past Events

Scaling the World's No.1 Pizza Oven to £50M+ Revenue w/ Darina Garland & Kristian Tapaninaho (Ooni)

Global Conference 2021

Raising £2M+ from the Crowd & Scaling FAST with Nadeem Sarwar, Founder & CEO of Phlo.

Raising a £1.2M Crowdfund & Doubling Sales/Distribution in 2020 with Jamie Douglas-Hamilton (ACTiPH)

End of year Connections & Reflections Social

Get Them to Care: Content Creation w/ CreateGreg & Stella Airoldi

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

Startups, Venture Capital & Mobilising Tech for Good w/ Alistair Forbes

Building a Business While Travelling with Johannes Voelkner, Founder of Nomad Cruise & GDNN

The Future of MedTech with Jo Halliday & Elizabeth Fairley, CEO & COO of Talking Medicines

Making the Most of Startup Communities w/ Michael Hayes & Roger Berdayes

Effective Branding in Unprecedented Times, with Barrington Reeves, Creative Director of Too Gallus

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

Building a Global Brand from Scotland with Dr Hayley Scanlan, Creative Director of 'H·S'

Springing onto the Global Market with Vicky Hamilton, Founder of Recoil Kneepads

Bootstrapping & Raising VC with Rachel Jones, Founder & CEO of SnapDragon Monitoring

Building Businesses & Backed by a Billionaire: Kieran Aitken, Founder of Orbit

Heroku Product and Engineering Month with Chris Stafford (ex-Fanduel Co-Founder)

Multi-hyphen careers, passion projects and the future of working

Fireside Chat: Rachael Brown, CEO Cultural Enterprise Office & Convenor Scotland Can Do

VC is not the only option: The Benefits of Bootstrapping and Remote Teams.

The Power of Belief: Creating Your Own Opportunities

Understanding the Anatomy of Failure for Success (Mark Logan - Ex-Skyscanner COO)

Re-Imagining the Workforce - Joy Lewis (CEO - Adopt an Intern)

From Stand up to Startup - Anna Devitt (DirectDevitt)

Building a Worldwide Travel Brand - Michael Corrigan (Trtl)

The Challenges of Moving from Startup to Scaleup

The Power of Networks - Sandy Kennedy

Bootstrapping to Acquisition - Nigel Chadwick (Stream Technologies)

The First 300 Days - Calum Forsyth (SeedHaus)

The Cheerleader of Diversity for Success

The Importance of a Personal Brand - Gavin Bell & Shaun Alexander (Vloggers and Entrepreneurs)

Derek Andersen (Startup Grind + Bevy CEO) - Live Stream

Ian Lucey (Lucey Fund)

Startup Grind Glasgow Hosts Steve Dunlop (Scottish Canals)

John Anderson (Strathclyde Business School)

Startup Grind Scotland Summer Party

Tom Walkinshaw (Alba Orbital)

Lynne Cadenhead (Serial Entrepreneur & Investor)

Chris van der Kuyl (4JStudios)

Gillian & Kev O'Neil (29studios)

Andrew Dobbie (MadeBrave)

Dr. Glenn Crocker & Toby Reid (BioCity)

Evelyn McDonald (Scottish EDGE)

Professor Jim Duffy (Entrepreneurial Spark)

Vicky Brock (Clear Returns)

Brian McGuire (Visioncall Group)

Gillian MacAulay (Gabriel Investments)

Warren Bader (Plan Bee)

Philip Johnston (Grimment Investments)

Margaret Gibson (Women's Enterprise Scotland)

Stuart Paterson (Scottish Equity Partners)

Stuart Macdonald (Seric Systems Ltd.)

Donald Maciver (MindGenius/Gael Ltd.)

Fiona Godsman (Scottish Institute for Enterprise)

Jim McColl, OBE (Clyde Blowers Capital)

Marie Macklin CBE (The Klin Group)

Doug Morwood (Business Models Inc.)

2015 Global Conference (LIVESTREAM)

Peter Ellen (Big Data for Humans)

John Anderson (The Hunter Centre)

Danny Meaney (New Media Partners)

John McGlynn (Airlink Group)


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