Sandwich Sessions | Meet Amanda Boyle, Founder of crowdfunding platform BloomVC

  • October 21, 2013 · 1:00 PM

Join us for an introduction to crowdfunding from Amanda Boyle, entrepreneur and Founder of BloomVC crowdfunding platform.

Amanda describes her career as an entrepreneurial adventure. After a career in marketing and communications management with national and international organisations - more often than not starting things up or closing things down - she set up her first business, while working full-time.

Amanda graduated MBA in 1994 from the University of Dundee and in 1997 co-founded Caledonia Contracts, which continues to be a leading UK fit-out contractor with revenues in excess of £4million. Her contribution to business, enterprise and supporting others has been recognised with a number of awards.

BloomVC - venture catalyst - is Amanda's most recent venture, which aims to revolutionise access to seed capital for SMEs, community projects and social enterprises. She also mentors a number of ambitious entrepreneurs, in sectors including cultural intelligence, corporate diversity and B2B services.

Never afraid of a challenge or slow to test conventions, Amanda's track record speaks for itself: as the cofounder of one of the UK's most profitable shop-fitting contractors; one of only two female CEOs in that industry; the chairman of a Local Enterprise Company, the first and only woman to hold the post; and the founding Chairman of Women Ahead, a local businesswomen's network, which has now been operating for more than a decade.

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Sandwich Sessions from KindredHQ:

By popular demand, we've introduced a brand new lunchtime event for KindredHQ members. Our new Sandwich sessions are an opportunity for members to learn something completely new, for *free - in an hour, over lunch. (*free for KindredHQ members and anyone who has paid for the coworking session afterwards)

The idea is simple. You bring your own lunch, and settle in for an hour of inspiration and shared experience. You might be learning how to manage your Wordpress blog, or set up your email marketing campaign, run Google analytics or develop your business model. 

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  • Colin N.

    Very interesting, great to hear Amanda's story. Inspiring stuff.

    October 22, 2013

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