The value of networking

Entrepreneurship masterclass

The value of networking

  • Event time: 10:00am until 11:00am
  • Event date: 5th November 2018
  • Speaker: Sandy Kennedy (CEO Entrepreneurial Scotland)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

Sandy Kennedy is the Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland. Entrepreneurial Scotland commits to inspire, develop and connect current and future high impact entrepreneurial leaders worldwide, to ignite economic growth in Scotland.

Entrepreneurial Scotland was founded with the coming together of the Entrepreneurial Exchange and the Saltire Foundation in 2014.

The Saltire Foundation accelerates the development of Scotland’s most promising business talent by giving them unique opportunities to work with, learn from and network with the world’s leading business players.

Sandy’s extensive commercial background has involved the successful startup of Bowie Castlebank Group’s online ecommerce sites, the turnaround and growth of over 600 of their physical retail stores, as well as securing a partnership agreement with the largest supermarket chain in the UK.

Educated at Cambridge University he became a qualified lawyer with Ashursts in London specializing in venture capital. He joined 3i, the private equity firm, in 1996 and worked on a mix of traditional leveraged deals and tech venture capital. In 2000, he won the Chris Hill Prize for best overall MBA student at Strathclyde.

*Bring your own coffee / tea - cakes and biscuits will be provided.*

About Entrepreneurship masterclasses

Entrepreneurship Masterclasses will take place the first Monday of every month. We have some inspirational speakers lined up including Physicists who have commercialised their research, either applying their know how to industry or starting a business, as well as speakers from the Entrepreneurial community who will be sharing how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and the importance of networking with the wider community. All staff and postgraduate students are welcome. Cakes and biscuits will be provided - bring your own coffee. Photos may be take at these events and used for publicity purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, or for your photo to be used for publicity purposes, please inform Caroline Keir (caroline.keir@ed.ac.uk). .

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