We have great pleasure in requesting your company at our exciting elevator pitch and networking event, which forms part of a two day training course for the successful participants of the Converge Challenge 2011 business plan competition. An early evening drinks reception will start the networking.
Converge Challenge applicants have been asked to deliver a one minute elevator pitch presentation on their submitted business idea to our highly knowledgeable panel of judges, which includes experienced entrepreneurs, Converge Challenge sponsors and a number of invited guests. The panel will evaluate the pitches and a winner will be chosen by the end of the evening.
For you this is an opportunity to network with a wider academic, entrepreneurial and business community. The elevator pitch is a valuable learning experience for both the participants of the competition and you as members of Edinburgh Business School.
We hope that you will be able to attend this event and that it will encourage mutually beneficial relationships with your peers and colleagues at Heriot-Watt University.
18.30 Drinks reception commences
19.00–19.10 Presentation delivered by Dr Joanne Porter – one of last year's winners of Converge Challenge competition
19.15–20.30 Elevator pitches
20.30–21.30 Drinks and networking
Dress code: smart casual, business attire is not required.
RSVP deadline: Thursday 21st July
We hope you are able to join us on Thursday 28th July.
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Research & Enterprise Services
Supporting Research and Enterprise Excellence in Heriot-Watt
Research & Enterprise Services (RES) - the knowledge transfer, research development and commercialisation department for Heriot-Watt University;
• Providing research support and commercialisation services
• Promoting and developing links between industry and academia
• Promoting collaborative research
• Promoting University expertise, services to industry, technology licensing, training and consultancy services