Hi there!

We hope you had a good weekend and are looking forward to the festive season. Read on to see what we have been up to and what to look out for in the next couple of weeks.

  • BRT Xmas Party - We are having a get together from 4pm this Friday, 6 December in our Incubator at Merchiston campus. Come along for a nibble and a drink! Register here.

  • SIE Fresh Ideas - Are you a current student or recent graduate with a business idea? Apply to SIE's competition for monthly cash prizes! Make sure to book a meeting with one of our Business Advisers before you submit. Book here.

  • Creative Informatics Launch party - Head along to the launch of Creative Informatics new studio space in room E11, Merchiston campus, this Wednesday, 4 December. It will be a great opportunity to network and learn more about how to get involved. Tickets here.

  • Christmas closing hours - A reminder that our incubator spaces at Edinburgh Napier University will be closed for the festive period. Our last working day will be the 1:30pm Monday, 23 December, and we will re-open on Friday, 3 January 2020.


Of course, if you have any questions or any feedback for us, click here to get in touch with our team today.

From your friends at BRT - Nick, Wendy, Pete, Vic, Cilla & Vlad

This Friday, 6 December, we're hosting a pre-Christmas get together for all of our community members. Join us from 4pm in Room D74 at Merchiston campus, for some nibbles and a drink or two. Don't forget to bring out the Christmas jumper, and you're more than welcome to bring a friend along too. We look forward to seeing you then!

Calling all creatives, makers, artists, designers, and developers! The new Creative Informatics studio space at Edinburgh Napier University's Merchiston campus, E11, is opening. To mark the occasion, head along to view the space on Wednesday, 4 December, and let the team know how you would like to use the space in 2020 and beyond, over some drinks and nibbles.


FutureX are celebrating the festive season on the 11 December in RTW Studios, Edinburgh. There will be a panel discussion, featuring Co-founder and CEO Bruce Walker, an alumni of Edinburgh Napier. Pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks and an excellent opportunity to network!

Dr. Chris Cramphorn, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at Edinburgh Napier is hosting a masterclass on Thursday, 12 December, that aims to explore how we might turn liabilities into assets under the banner of the circular economy and business for good. If you are passionate and curious about the world of sustainable business, then this event is for you.
Opportunities

The Scottish Edge finals are on tomorrow, 3 December, at the RBS Conference Centre. This is an amazing opportunity to engage with the booming entrepreneurial ecosystem and be inspired by the amazing businesses that have made it to this year's finals. Tickets are free!

Fresh Ideas is Scotland's longest running national student enterprise competition for ideas at an early stage and is designed exclusively for students and graduates (up to two years) of all subjects! Submit your ideas by the end of this month and be in for a chance to win cash prizes.

Unsure of your idea? Book a meeting with a Business Adviser below!
BRT Community Updates

One of our BRT community members, Mike McGrail, founder of Getgo Studio, has an amazing offer for the businesses in our BRT community. As a BRT member, you can get eight professionally made videos for only £800!

Mike is an experienced videographer and marketer, and we can certainly recommend his services. Have a look at his website below and see for yourself.

Better Internet Search is a new start-up company and member of Bright Red Triangle's entrepreneurial community here at Edinburgh Napier University. In collaboration with the University, Better Internet Search are developing an alternative internet search engine.The very first version is now operational, and the business is inviting a few users to try out the system from 2pm - 3pm tomorrow, 3 December, at Merchiston campus.

Our BRT community members over at GearedApp are delivering a Masterclass at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, 29 January 2019. If you're interested in web development, and would like to expand your knowledge in the field, then this masterclass is for you! Find out more and register below.
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BRT Community member, Caroline Tocher.