Our Guardian Business Made Simple events series to guide you and your business through the tech world launches in Edinburgh with an expert masterclass and panel discussion on Thursday, 28 September 2017.
In the inspirational masterclass, you will learn how to transform data into engaging graphics and imagery at a workshop led by our data visualisation expert, designer Laura Knight.
For our panel discussion, esteemed industry leaders will debate whether accelerators and incubators are the holy grail for startups looking to grow. The panelists include Mostafa Afgani, co-founder, pureLiFi; Christopher McCann, chief executive, snap40; Vicky Brock, chief executive, Clear Returns; and Steven Drost, chief strategy officer, CodeBase.
Sign up now to get a place at this unmissable free event – the first of a series taking place around the UK, including in Bristol (19 October), Reading (November) and London (January 2018).
6.00pm-6.30pm: Attendee arrival, registration, refreshments, networking
6.30pm-6.35pm: Chair’s welcome from Emma Sheppard, journalist, Guardian Small Business Network
6.35pm-6.40pm: Vodafone welcome
6.40pm-7.20pm: Panel discussion: Are accelerators and incubators the holy grail for startups?
Accelerators and incubators can offer an opportunity for a fledgling company to grow, develop ideas and attract investment. But there are pitfalls, and help can come at a price.
- Is this the right support for your business?
- Will accelerators and incubators help you attract the right kind of investors?
- What else is available?
Moderator: Emma Sheppard, journalist, Guardian Small Business Network
- Mostafa Afgani, co-founder, pureLiFi
- Christopher McCann, chief executive, snap40
- Vicky Brock, chief executive, Clear Returns
- Steven Drost, chief strategy officer, CodeBase
7.30pm-8.30pm: Masterclass: Data visualisation
Learn how to transform data into engaging infographics at this hands-on workshop led by Laura Knight, Guardian Masterclass tutor.
8.30pm-9.00pm: Networking and prizes