Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network Company Creation Conference

Wednesday 1st May 2019

The Company Creation Conference, delivered by Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network, is a one-day conference designed to give you the tools you need to turn your ideas into successful companies. This event is ideal for Strathclyders who are looking to launch new business ventures, commercialise university research or access support for early-stage companies. 

The Conference is free and open to the entire Strathclyde community, including:

  • Students - Undergraduate, Masters and PhD
  • Staff - Research, Academic and Professional Services
  • Alumni - from all years of graduation

Registration is now closed for this event.

View the programme:

Download the Company Creation Conference 2019 Programme for full workshop descriptions. 

10:00 - 10:30 Registration and Refreshments
10:30 - 11:45 Opening Plenary and Awards Ceremony
Professor Sir Jim McDonald, University Principal
Dr Graeme Malcolm CBE, M Squared Lasers
11:45 - 13:00 Networking Lunch 
13:00 - 14:15 Parallel Session 1
Starting Up: the good, the bad and the ugly
Scott Kennedy, Revive Eco
Jeremie Warner, Power A Life
Melanie Blane, White Rabbit Skincare
Preparing for Investor Engagement
Gill MacAulay, Strathclyde Entrepreneurs Fund
How to Create a Compelling Brand for Business Growth
Lorraine Thomson, Losco Brand Building Specialists
14:15 - 14:30 Comfort Break
14:30 - 15:45 Parallel Session 2
Entrepreneurial Finance
Maria Rankin, Santander
Developing a Product 
Kenny Arthur, Kaliaaer
Carmen Cummiskey, Teqnox
Michael Tougher, Soundbops
Intellectual Property
Anders Jensen, Lawrie IP
15:45 - 17:00 Parallel Session 3
 Accessing High-Growth Funding 
Jonathan Simpson, SMART: Scotland
Claire Partridge, Scottish Enterprise Wider Innovation
Anne Fraser, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Roseanne Grant, Scottish Enterprise High Growth Ventures
Developing an Idea
Dr Julie McFarlane, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Licensing in the Real World
Gavin Clark, Marlin Bioconsulting Ltd