• An Hour Of Mentoring With...

    Apply to join us for our next Mentoring Event at the Harper Macleod Offices in Glasgow on Tues 4th Feb.

    Choose from a stellar line up of mentors and tell us what value you'd gain from taking part.

  • Think Speed Dating For Your Business!

    If you’ve ever wanted the undivided attention of an experienced business mentor to focus solely on you or your business, then this event is not to be missed! Taking place at the Harper Macleod Offices in Glasgow on the 4th Feb this will be a fantastic development opportunity. Our Mentors are leaders in their field and will dedicate an hour of their time to provide you with expert guidance and advice on your current business challenges.

  • Amazing line up of Mentors

    Based on your application we will match you with an appropriate mentor.

    Lesley Thomson

    Communications Expert. Brand Strategist

    Lesley is an experienced corporate communication and brand consultant. She has advised a wide range of businesses and organisations across the private, public and third sectors. Her brand work has led to a long-standing collaboration with Graven the international design studio based in Glasgow. With Graven she developed BuildmyBrand™ a process that has helped more than 500 businesses of all sizes to develop their brands. An experienced facilitator, Lesley particularly enjoys working with clients to help them develop effective communication strategies or manage complex issues.

     

    Lesley is Vice Chair of Glasgow School of Art, Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Trustee Dewar Arts Awards, member of Glasgow Life Tourism and Visitor Economy Leadership Group.

     

    Matt Little

    Tech Leader, Board Advisor, Investor

    Matt is a technology leader with over 20 year’s experience of senior roles in a wide range of technology sectors including cyber security, financial services, government and media.

    Matt’s current role is Vice President of Engineering at the US Cyber Security firm, Fortinet. Prior to that, he was CTO at ZoneFox – an Edinburgh-based cyber security startup.

    He has been through three exits, including co-leading the acquisition of ZoneFox by the US Cyber Security firm Fortinet in 2018. During his time at ZoneFox, Matt was involved in raising over £4 million of funding (from Angel investment groups and Government bodies). Matt is now an angel investor and is always looking for small to micro-sized startups for his investment portfolio.

    Matt works closely with founders and senior teams to help them understand both the market potential for their idea, and how a clear technology and product focus can help them achieve their potential.

    Sandy Kennedy

    Connector. Collaborator and Visionary

    Sandy Kennedy is the Chief Executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland. Working with others, to inspire and develop Scotland's people to build the most entrepreneurial society in the world. Sandy’s extensive commercial background has involved the successful startup of Bowie Castlebank Group’s online and direct business, the turnaround and growth of over 600 of their physical retail stores, as well as securing a partnership agreement with the largest supermarket chain in the UK. Educated at Cambridge University he became a qualified lawyer with Ashursts in London specialising in private equity. He joined 3i, the venture capital firm, in 1996 and worked on a mix of traditional leveraged deals and tech venture capital. In 2000, he won the Chris Hill Prize for best overall MBA student at Strathclyde.

    Sandy is passionate about Scotland's latent potential and how this can be unlocked through entrepreneurship and developing high potential talent.

  • How It Works

    It's as easy as 1,2,3!

    1

    Apply

    Tell us why you would like to take part in An Hour of Mentoring With before 10th Jan. Try and give as much detail as possible in the contact form below.

    2

    Decision

    You'll find out if you've been allocated a mentoring slot by the 17th Jan. This gives us time to assess the applications & start the mentor matching process.

    3

    Prepare

    We will send you more information about the event, your time slot and some prepatory information to make your session as worthwhile as possible.

  • Apply Now

    As our mentoring panel events are so hugely oversubscribed, we have implemented a member application process to support; all mentoring applications will be collated following the application closing date, reviewed in conjunction with the Mentor and a final 9 selected to take part in the event on Tuesday 4th February -based on best fit.

     

    It is therefore important that when completing the application, you are able to clearly communicate what you want to achieve from the session and why your chosen mentor is best placed to assist you. In order to submit your application, please follow the prompts and complete the required information in the form below.

     

    Applications will close on Wednesday 15th January 2020 and we will contact you shortly thereafter to advise if your application has been successful. The Mentoring sessions will run at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on Tuesday 4th February – please hold this time in your diary when making the application.

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