Festival celebrates business start-ups
BrewDog co-founder James Watt will headline a festival of free events celebrating entrepreneurship.
The businessman, who is one half of the fast-growing Scottish craft beer company, will deliver a talk at the University Business School on 2 March.
The lecture is one of many events programmed to mark the tenth anniversary of the Business School's start-up network, the E Club,
E Club Start-up Festival
Wednesday, 2 March
Visit the E Club website for details on all events.
The E Club Start-up Festival programme features panel talks, a speed-networking breakfast and two pitching competitions sponsored by Grant Property and Santander, with a combined prize fund of £8,000.
E Club success stories, entrepreneurial alumni, students and local businesses will set up shop in the school, to offer attractions such as manicures and laptop laser-etching.
Elsewhere, social enterprises Punjabi Junction and Kilted Lobster will host The Big Social Lunch, an informal gathering of food and talks, with a lunch provided by Social Bite.
E Club Awards
The festival also features the E Club awards, recognising outstanding achievement in the Edinburgh business community, presented by the Financial Times’ Jonathan Moules.
Since 2006 the 2,500 member-strong E Club has helped create more than 50 successful start-ups and has inspired many more.
The Festival day will come to a close with an evening event.
Entrepreneurs will swap war stories and share what they’ve learned from failing in business.