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.

Girls into the Digital World

Skills Development Scotland are working with a range of partners to deliver a programme to inspire girls to consider careers in the digital sector.

In March, 36 girls are participating in a three day programme of visits, talks with role models, and “hands on” activities with employers Edinburgh College and Heriot Watt University.

The girls will:

  • Hear about varied and interesting career opportunities in this growth sector
  • Speak to women working in digital and information technology
  • Be encouraged to explore diverse career pathways including Modern Apprenticeship and degree routes

We are looking for volunteers to support these activities by coming along and speaking to girls in a speed networking session on Tuesday 15th March from 2pm in central Edinburgh.

If you are a woman working in the tech industry and you’d like to help, please contact Nicola Swan  nicola.swan@sds.ac.uk