EVENT: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs – Blockchain, SMART Contracts, & Cyber Security

Join us for our FREE event at Spring Technology, 12 – 13 St Andrews Square in Edinburgh.

Blockchain and associated technologies, are of growing interest, not just in Fintech, but also in the legal sector and security. GGS will invite three panel experts to explore technologies, trends and opportunities for financial support in Scotland. This is your compass for the hottest areas for business development.

This event gives some great background material for those intending on entering our Hackathon.

  • Learn about the opportunities for entrepreneurs in these fast growing sectors
  • Ask our speakers any burning questions you have in the Q+A
  • Develop your business network

As usual Girl Geek Scotland will provide plenty of time for networking, wine and nibbles.


(Host) Samantha Leeman – Senior Consultant – Girl Geek Scotland/Spring Technology

Greig Paul – Strathclyde University – Smart Contracts

Katie Lyne – Scottish Government – Civ Tech Update

Andy Cobley – University of Dundee – Blockchain

Expert in Cybersecurity TBC


6.00 – 6.20pm Registration & Networking

6.20 – 6.30pm Introduction

6.30 – 7.30pm Presentations

7.30 – 8.00pm Audience Q&A

8.00 –  8.30pm Networking & Wrap up.

FREE Registration on Eventbrite

We have limited space, and fire regulations mean that only people who register on Eventbrite can be admitted to the event.


Wine/soft drinks and canapes. (Not a full dinner event)


Girl Geek Scotland

At Girl Geek Scotland our aim is to grow a community of professionals and entrepreneurs who are able to support each other at entry-level and throughout their careers in computing, creativity, and enterprise. A big part of this is ensuring that there are role models for everyone to learn from and aspire to.

Girl Geek Scotland welcomes people from all gender identities, physical abilities, neurotypical and atypical people, religions and ethnicities. We ask everyone attending to show respect for others at all times.

GGS Event Policies

Please refer to our Anti-Harassment Policy and Event Photography / Videography Policy as set out on our website. Your acceptance of which is assumed should you register to attend one of our events.

With thanks

With enormous thanks to our partners and sponsors who help us make this happen. They are:

Core Funding & Major Sponsor 2017

LINC Scotland is our Core Funder for 2017. LINC is the umbrella organisation for Angel Finance in Scotland and offers Entrepreneurs startup finance to get their businesses off the ground. They have extensive expertise in investment and can offer support to new investors in Scotland.


Now home to over 18,000 students from over 100 countries, we first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964. However our story goes back to the time of John Napier, the brilliant sixteenth century mathematician and philosopher from whom we take our name. When you come to Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll study at one of our six specialist schools. Each of our schools is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links.

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Bright Red Triangle (BRT) offers a comprehensive set of professional/personal development activities for students and graduates in partnership with key stakeholders within and beyond Edinburgh Napier. Our focus is on improving the enterprise skills and employability of our students and graduates while instilling them with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer business incubation services, paid consultancy experience as well as design thinking and design your future courses to our current and past students.