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Presentation to students at the David Law SIE event in February in Glasgow. Edinburgh-Stanford Link.

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University Resources Edinburgh Stanford Link

  1. 1. University and Outside Resources for Creative Ventures in Scotland Michael Clouser
  2. 3. EPIS <ul><li>Creating New Technology Companies at the University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>EPIS facilitates for those entrepreneurs wishing to start a technology company the ability to work with a suitable University academic partner and a suitable business mentor. EPIS provides access to advanced University facilities and assistance in managing the development of the new business. </li></ul><ul><li>GBP 10K loan </li></ul><ul><li>Space plus equipment for a year </li></ul><ul><li>Academic host is assigned </li></ul>
  3. 4. Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club <ul><li>Speaker Series </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Networking w. Alumni and others in the wider Edinburgh community </li></ul><ul><li>Business plan contest </li></ul><ul><li>Early stage capital arrangements </li></ul>
  4. 5. ERI <ul><li>Privately held company of the UoE dedicatated to commercialization and spinoffs </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Steps for Exploiting University Innovations </li></ul><ul><li>ERI, the University of Edinburgh's technology transfer and commercialisation office, has developed a series of information sheets on the steps for commercialising university-generated innovations. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Connect Scotland <ul><li>Scottish-based Network for Young Technology-based Companies </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Edinburgh is a member of Connect Scotland, and E-club members who are students or university staff can attend the core Connect events at half price. Showing a university card at the event will allow the discount to be claimed </li></ul>
  6. 7. SIE <ul><li>Support for Student-generating business ideas </li></ul><ul><li>SIE is dedicated to creating a culture of enterprise within the Science, Engineering and Technology communities in all thirteen of Scotland's universities. The programme facilitates and brings together university students aspiring to start their own companies. SIE produces a monthly newsletter. </li></ul><ul><li>www. </li></ul>
  7. 8. SE
  8. 9. Business Gateway
  9. 10. Fresh Talent Programme
  10. 11. Smart and spur
  11. 12. Prince’s Trust
  12. 13. Hillington Innovation Centres <ul><li>Incubator Space in Glasgow and now Livingston (near Edinburgh) </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked No. 1 Incubator in the UK last year by UK Incubation </li></ul>
  13. 14. Start
  14. 15. ETTC <ul><li>Incubator Space </li></ul><ul><li>King’s Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Run by ERI essentially </li></ul>
  15. 16. Contacts for your startup <ul><li>James Barlowe, Manager, SIE (speaking in class on February 13 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Luger, Intern, SIE (Management School) </li></ul><ul><li>Rebecca Difford, Student Company Formation Manager, ERI (King’s Buildings) </li></ul>
  16. 17. EIR – Edinburgh-Stanford Link
  17. 18. Arch Angels
  18. 19. Bravehart Ventures <ul><li>University “deal” </li></ul><ul><li>50K investments </li></ul>
  19. 20. Creative Entrepreneurs Club <ul><li>Based in Glasgow </li></ul><ul><li>Networking society with 2200 members </li></ul><ul><li>Past students have positive words about it </li></ul><ul><li>Events and Education </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.creativeentrepreneurs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Designers, thinkers, doers, creatives, writers, analysts, stylists, musicians, DJs, gamers, architects and cultural academics – collectively, they represent the membership of the Creative Entrepreneurs Club, the Network for the Creative Industries in Scotland </li></ul>
  20. 21. Proof of Concept Fund <ul><li>Scottish Enterprise administered </li></ul><ul><li>Up to £200K </li></ul><ul><li>University to commercialize university IP. University will apply for funding </li></ul>
  21. 22. SCIS <ul><li>Small Company Innovation Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by Scottish Enterprise </li></ul>
  22. 23. NESTA <ul><li>Nesta is funded by an endowment from the National Lottery to back people of exceptional talent and imagination. It aims to provide innovators with whatever kind of backing they need to turn their ideas into a reality. This means financial support as well as everything from mentoring to marketing expertise. </li></ul>

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