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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

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Upcoming events (2)

We are hosting Andrew Johnson (Founder, Kookooapp)

CMS Edinburgh Offices

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-edinburgh-presents-we-are-hosting-andrew-johnson-founder-kookooapp/ Mental wellbeing remains a key issue no matter the industry you're in and with the rise of technology in our modern age, ensuring that we can better manage our mental resilience remains a top priority. Join us as we welcome back Andrew Johnson as he releases his KooKoo App and discusses his 25 year journey as a coach and therapist. When it comes to running any business, yet alone a startup, we're often faced with a wide variety of challenges that can be tricky to manage especially given the fast-paced nature of scaling, funding rounds and customer acquisition.  After a short break over the summer period, Startup Grind Edinburgh is back with a bang as we welcome one of our top previous speakers to share the journey of the past 12-months as well as the lessons he's learned from an excellent career. Andrew Johnson Andrew is a mindfulness and behavioural change expert. A talented presenter and coach, Andrew has been helping people relax, change and create the lives they want. With over 25 years coaching experience, his work motivates and empowers people across the world and helps them cope with stress, overcome anxiety or fears, break habits - and achieve their full potential. Through his range of popular self-care downloads, apps and corporate workshops, Andrew is on a mission to inspire positive change and personal growth. Who: Andrew Johnson When: Tuesday 24th September Time: 6pm Where: CMS, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN Added Extras: Pizza, Beer, Wine, Non-Alcoholic Drinks & Brilliant like-minded People! Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking & Food 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat w/ Andrew 8:00 PM: More Networking & Food! --- Speaker Andrew Johnson - KooKoo (Founder) Andrew is a mindfulness and behavioural change expert. A talented presenter and coach, Andrew has been helping people relax, change and create the lives they want. With over 25 years coaching experience, his work motivates and empowers people across the world and helps them cope with stress, overcome anxiety or fears, break habits - and achieve their full potential. Host Declan McLaughlin - Startup Grind Edinburgh (Chapter Director) Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Masters Graduate & Certified Nutrition Coach. Dec is passionate about adopting a simple, scientific and sustainable approach to helping fellow startup CEOs better manage their own eating habits long term, whilst maximising productivity as well as ensuring a work/life balance. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors CMS Law (https://cms.law/en/GBR/Insight/Start-ups/Helping-start-ups-in-Scotland?fbclid=IwAR3S7VjswPBxgJ2fc4Z10zBLNv4Q5lRCoLUpFxxPzy4cr530k1szrPgsd1E) Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS are based in 41 countries and with 72 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to each client's needs, whether in their local market or across multiple jurisdictions. With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, they have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help their clients face the future with confidence. Partner Social Stories Club (https://socialstoriesclub.com/) Social Stories Club create socially-conscious gift boxes that tell stories of social change in an exciting and colourful way. Each product in the KaleidoBox contributes towards positive social change. They believe the best way for people to learn about social change is through the art of storytelling, so they have included a story card in all their gift boxes, sharing the stories of all their products! You can send out the KaleidoBoxes to different addresses across the UK at no extra cost. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-edinburgh-presents-we-are-hosting-andrew-johnson-founder-kookooapp/

We are hosting Evelyn McDonald (Scottish EDGE)

CMS Edinburgh Offices

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-edinburgh-presents-we-are-hosting-evelyn-mcdonald-scottish-edge/ Supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurial talent in Scotland is essential for driving forward new, innovative ideas and inspiring others to invest in the startup community. What better way to delve into the various ins and outs of pitching and investing than to join Evelyn McDonald CEO of Scottish EDGE. A perfect opportunity to discuss any tips and strategies for making it through the rigorous  Scottish EDGE Rounds as well as hearing about the many successes from previous winners and entrants. Evelyn McDonald (Scottish EDGE) Evelyn McDonald is the CEO of Scottish EDGE. Previously run by Scottish Enterprise for four rounds, Evelyn oversaw the spin out of the competition in Autumn 2014 to the private sector led Scottish EDGE C.I.C funded by RBS, Scottish Government, the Hunter Foundation and private donors.  To date Scottish EDGE has awarded over £14 million to 369 businesses in Scotland. The introduction of lending to the winners in Round 5 – Scottish EDGE prizes are 60:40 loan and grant – has created a revolving loan fund to support future applicants. In addition, the small team of seven have introduced mentoring, alumni events, training, a business support package to winners and the EDGE Pledge.   Prior to joining the EDGE in November 2014, Evelyn had a long career at the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust, and latterly the Prince’s Trust. In 2002, she helped set up and run a successful growth fund which assisted over 300 Trust-supported businesses, including BrewDog, Trtl and Aircraft Medical, providing access to loans of up to £25k and follow-on support. Evelyn is also a board member at the Scottish Design Exchange and an assessor of the Small Business Charter Award. Who: Evelyn McDonald When: Tuesday 26th November Time: 6pm Where: CMS, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN Added Extras: Pizza, Beer, Wine, Non-Alcoholic Drinks & Brilliant like-minded People! Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking & Food 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat w/ Evelyn 8:00 PM: More Networking & Food! --- Speaker Evelyn McDonald - Scottish EDGE (CEO) Evelyn McDonald is the CEO of Scottish EDGE. Previously run by Scottish Enterprise for four rounds, Evelyn oversaw the spin out of the competition in Autumn 2014 to the private sector led Scottish EDGE C.I.C funded by RBS, Scottish Government, the Hunter Foundation and private donors. To date Scottish EDGE has awarded over £14 million to 369 businesses in Scotland. Host Declan McLaughlin - Startup Grind Edinburgh (Chapter Director) Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Masters Graduate & Certified Nutrition Coach. Dec is passionate about adopting a simple, scientific and sustainable approach to helping fellow startup CEOs better manage their own eating habits long term, whilst maximising productivity as well as ensuring a work/life balance. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Sponsors CMS Law (https://cms.law/en/GBR/Insight/Start-ups/Helping-start-ups-in-Scotland?fbclid=IwAR3S7VjswPBxgJ2fc4Z10zBLNv4Q5lRCoLUpFxxPzy4cr530k1szrPgsd1E) Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS are based in 41 countries and with 72 offices worldwide. 4,500 CMS lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to each client's needs, whether in their local market or across multiple jurisdictions. With the coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, they have created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help their clients face the future with confidence. Partner Social Stories Club (https://socialstoriesclub.com/) Social Stories Club create socially-conscious gift boxes that tell stories of social change in an exciting and colourful way. Each product in the KaleidoBox contributes towards positive social change. They believe the best way for people to learn about social change is through the art of storytelling, so they have included a story card in all their gift boxes, sharing the stories of all their products! You can send out the KaleidoBoxes to different addresses across the UK at no extra cost. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-edinburgh-presents-we-are-hosting-evelyn-mcdonald-scottish-edge/

Past events (60)

Summer Party with Loral Quinn (Sustainably)

CMS Edinburgh Offices

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