Author Archives: Fiona

About Fiona

Fiona is a passionate advocate of the Scottish entrepreneurial spirit, especially our students. She was once a scientist and is a keen supporter of the Scottish life sciences community. She is a powerful networker and loves to put people in touch with others who can help and inspire them.

With a great community exciting things happen!

I’ve just come back from the launch of a really exciting new venture, Entrepreneurial Spark ! Its going to be great, because an amazing community of people will make it great, catalysed by the enthusiasm and tenacity of Jim Duffy. Since taking over … Continue reading

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Too busy to blog!

Wow, there is a lot going on at the moment! I’ve just come back from a great conference for entrepreneurship educators in Cardiff http://www.ieec.co.uk where I met a lot of fantastic people and got some great ideas. Tomorrow I’m heading … Continue reading

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Making the most of conferences

Escape the virtual world for a while Despite the rise of hi-tech conferencing methods such as web seminars, nothing beats the real live experience of attending a conference. Whether you are a new company needing to generate your first few … Continue reading

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Please sponsor us – it’s for a great cause

My daughter and I will be taking part in a 17 mile ‘Midnight March’ on 6th August, on behalf of Wildhearts in Action. Its part of a much longer (45 mile, overnight) #WolfTrek event, but we know our limitations… Its … Continue reading

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Taking responsibility and the importance of having a moral compass

The current furore about journalists from The News of the World hacking in to phone messages has highlighted an issue that I feel very strongly about. That is the issue of personal and business ethics. How many times have you … Continue reading

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It’s summer in Scotland, don’t you love it!

It’s nearly the end of June, and we are still waiting for the warm, summer weather to arrive in Scotland.  I’m pretty fed up with waiting, so the only option left is just to get out there anyway. At least … Continue reading

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That’s not true; we’re not like that!

I blame the media. No, we’re not talking superinjunctions this time; it’s just a bit of a misunderstanding, that’s all. But passions are running high. As I’m sure most of my regular readers are aware, I’m involved in a community … Continue reading

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