Our next event explores How To Grow Your Digital Business For Investment

Would you like to know how to engage with your very first customers, build an early adopter market and take your market to the mainstream?

 

  • Thursday 15 February 2018 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Panel of 5 inspiring entrepreneurs
  • Marketing and engagement skills for business development
  • At FreeAgent, One Edinburgh Quay, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
  • Find out more and register on Eventbrite

 

Panel Guests

Chair: Vicky Brock – Entrepreneur
Mark Logan – Transformational C-level internet economy executive (former COO, Skyscanner)
Rachel Lane – Digital Strategist & Service Designer
Leah Lockhart – Digital Engagement, The Democratic Society
Angela Prentner Smith – Managing Director, This is Milk

 

Panel discussions are based on the following texts:

 

  1. Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Formula to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy
    …Create a Mass of Raving Fans…and Take Any Business to the Next Level, Ryan Levesque
  2. The Lean Startup
    How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses, Eric Reis
  3. Crossing the Chasm, (3rd Edition)
    Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers, Geoffrey A Moore

 

Refreshments of wine/soft drinks and nibbles are provided. Entry is by Eventbrite registration only. Find our more about the event and panel at our Eventbrite.

News from Investing Women: Book now for Ambition & Growth Conference 2018

News from our friends at Investing Women:

Book now! Investing Women Ambition & Growth Conference 2018

Ambition & Growth 2018 will inspire, motivate and inform. As a growth aspirational entrepreneur, business angel or a professional in a leadership role; you will hear inspirational speakers, participate in useful master classes and experience the ‘buzz’ of the live AccelerateHER pitch final.

Taking place on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018, at the marvellous setting of the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, this annual event is not to be missed. The conference will be followed by the Ambition & Growth Awards Dinner, featuring a very special guest ‘Dragon’.

Book before Friday 19 January to receive our special ‘Early Bird’ rate on day delegate rates, and join us in the evening for the glittering AccelerateHER Ambition & Growth dinner.

 

Visit Eventbrite here to find out more and book.

View their original mailer here

Last few tickets available for Critical Skills for Leadership workshop!

We’re excited about our next event Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Critical Skills for Leadership on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at Whitespace in Edinburgh.

Last few tickets available!

 

Have you been looked over for a Leadership position? In this set of workshops Girl Geek Scotland will tell you what you need to know, and what you may not want to hear.

Workshops

1. Essential Skills for the Board in a Digital Age.

2. Do You Have The XFactor?

3. Finding Your Purpose.

Pre-register on Eventbrite

Register and find out more here:

Eventbrite - Critical Skills for Leadership

EVENT: Sign Up for our FREE Mentoring event on Tuesday 7 November 2017- Critical Skills for Leadership

News about our next event on Tuesday 7 November 2017:

Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Critical Skills for Leadership

Did you know that mentors routinely give men and women very different advice? While men are told to fill specific gaps in experience, and build much needed skill-sets, women are told to improve confidence. The subconscious bias in this advice is responsible for holding a lot of women back from Leadership roles. In this workshop we will explore what skills and experience are needed to get into a Leadership role, and what special qualities are desired at the highest levels.

Girl Geek Scotland (GGS) has been developing world-class educational and networking experiences for women in Digital Technologies since 2008. We see the engagement of women in technology as being critical to the competitiveness of this sector, and to the development of our economy.

 

Pre-register on Eventbrite                                               

Please pre-register for the event as there are limited spaces and fire regulations mean that only people who register on Eventbrite can be admitted.

Eventbrite - Critical Skills for Leadership

Girl Geek Scotland’s Autumn Social: Meet The Volunteers (casual meetup, 21 September)

Well THAT was a wild summer! Lots of sun, lots of rain, lots and lots of work to do and just a flurry of Out Of Office replies. Exhausted, and ready for the gentle exhale of beautiful Autumntime.

Time for another seasonal social meetup for GGS. This is a casual and informal event, an opportunity for the volunteering team to relax and catch up with each other, and to welcome other likeminded folks to meet them, meet each other, network, and have a relaxing Autumnal drink at the delightful Le Monde Hotel bar.

Le Monde is a favourite venue for GGS social meetups. Do come along, meet the volunteers, and chat with other Girl Geek Scotland network and community members.

EVENTS: Scotland’s first Blockchain Hack + two courses!

Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17 are holding #HackChain17 this Autumn. This will be the first Blockchain Hackathon in Scotland! Individual and team tickets are available. Ahead of the Hack in early October we are offering two free optional training sessions to help participants prep for the hack. More info below and at the links!

 

Note: If you are signing up for the preparatory training sessions, don’t forget to sign up for #HackChain17 first!

 

HackChain17 is coming! Sign up fast!

  • Friday 6-8 October 2017 at 6pm (Friday) – 10pm (Sunday)
  • Take part in the first Blockchain Hackathon in Scotland
  • Brought to you by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17
  • Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, G1 1XQ
  • Read more here…

 

#HackChain17 – Introduction to Blockchain

  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 6pm – 9pm
  • Training session for participants in #HackChain17 to help them get to grips with Blockchain technology and come up with awesome ideas for the hackathon
  • Brought to you by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17
  • Curated House, Gordon Chambers, Glasgow, G1 3NQ
  • Read more here…

#HackChain17 – Blockchain Coding Workshop

  • Saturday 23 September 2017 at 9:30am – 5pm
  • Training session for participants in #HackChain17 to help them get to grips with Blockchain technology and come up with awesome ideas for the hackathon
  • Brought to you by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17
  • Curated House, Gordon Chambers, Glasgow, G1 3NQ
  • Read more here…

EVENT: Passwords for Getting Past Angel Finance Gatekeepers at our next Panel Event in Edinburgh

We’re excited about our next panel event Getting Past the Gatekeepers – Passwords for Angel Finance taking place on the evening of Thursday 14 September 2017 in Edinburgh.

What do you do? Why should I care? Why would I invest in YOU? These are the three questions that should be foremost in your mind when you plan your pitch to Angel investors. Around 80% of pitches that get past the gatekeepers will get investment. In this panel event we invite gatekeepers of Angel Finance to tell you directly what they are looking for when they review a business application so that you can make it to the next level.

Speakers are Jackie Waring from Investing Women and AccelerateHerLaura Peachey from MBM CommercialVicky Brock from Clear Returns, and Lynzi Leroy from E-VR‘s VR Incubator.

Refreshments of wine/soft drinks and nibbles are provided, and the event is FREE to attend. Entry is by pre-registration on Eventbrite only so please make sure you register.

EVENT: Sign Up for our FREE Mentoring event on Tuesday 5 September 2017- Crossing The Great Divide

News about our next event on Tuesday 5 September 2017:

Over half of female graduates in the digital technology sector come from non-tech backgrounds such as creative arts, business studies and natural/ social sciences. (Tackling The Technology Gender Gap Together).

This event uses a range of case studies from industry, showcasing initiatives designed to help you make that sideways move and develop the skills you need for a digital technology career. Whether you plan on professional training, going back to work, or enrolling on a graduate scheme our workshops can help you identify, plan for, and fill your skills gap to make that move. Please come along to meet likeminded people and engage in lively discussion and action planning!

Girl Geek Scotland (GGS) has been developing world-class educational and networking experiences for women in Digital Technologies since 2008. We see the engagement of women in technology as being critical to the competitiveness of this sector, and to the development of our economy.

 

The workshops are as follows:

Professional Training Schemes: Transitioning to a career in digital tech

Back to Work: Inclusivity and Diversity at Sky Technology

Graduate Schemes: DXC’s initiative to get students’ into tech

 

Pre-register on Eventbrite                                               

Please pre-register for the event as there are limited spaces and fire regulations mean that only people who register on Eventbrite can be admitted.

VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE AND TO REGISTER

 

Girl Geek Scotland’s Summer Social: Meet The Volunteers (casual meetup, 19 July)

Another seasonal social meetup for GGS. This is a casual event, an opportunity for the volunteering team to catch up with each other, and for others to pitch up, meet them, meet each other, network, and have a refreshing summer drink at the delightful Le Monde Hotel bar.

Le Monde is a favourite venue for GGS social meetups. Do come along, meet the volunteers, and chat with other Girl Geek Scotland network and community members.

 

Free Casual Event – Please let us know you intend to attend by REGISTERING ON EVENTBRITE HERE

We Are The Future and Datalab collaborate on Fireside Chat event 

We Are The Future are working with The Data Lab to put together a Fireside Chat with Chris Neumann, Venture Partner at 500 Startups at our office in Leith, Edinburgh on 7th July.

500 Startups in one of Silicon Valley’s most successful accelerator programmes, founded by Super Angel Dave McClure.

Chris is a big data veteran who cofounded DataHero (acquired by Cloudability), and was the first employee at Aster Data (acquired by Teradata).

Following the hugely successful DataFest earlier this year, Chris heard about the activity happening in Edinburgh and Scotland so is coming over for a few days.

We would love for you to join us at our office for a casual fireside chat with Chris and The Data Lab team. There is very limited space available unfortunately and only have 30 tickets available – if you’d like to join us can you please sign up here on Eventbrite.

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