Come and hear insights from a panel of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors about the opportunities and pitfalls for young ventures going international.


Essential ingredients for startups series: taking your business international during ‘Series B’ scale up (3/3)

📅23 January 2018
18:30 - 20:00 (1 hour 30 minutes)


👤Sandy Finlayson OBE (chair), Co-founder, MBM Commercial LLP

👤Ian Stevens, Former CEO, Touch Bionics

👤Professor Simon Harris, Chair in International Strategy, University of Edinburgh Business School

👤James Varga, CEO, The ID Co Ltd

👤Dr James Thompson, CEO, CogBooks Limited


This joint event with MBM Commercial and the Entrepreneurship Club is the third in the “Essential ingredients for Start Ups Series" and a mixed panel of entrepreneurs, academics and advisors will look at the essential ingredients for taking your business international during ‘Series B’ scale up. The discussion will focus on the importance of international trade for most scale ups, what the key issues can be (in terms of channel models and foreign jurisdictions) and the opportunities and assistance that is available.

Our partner for this event, MBM Commercial, is an award-winning commercial law firm that helps entrepreneurial businesses. Many of their clients are businesses based throughout the UK, which are going through significant growth, either by investment, acquisition or by international expansion. They also offer US law capability to assist clients who are doing deals in the US, expanding into US markets or transacting with US businesses. They are the market leaders for advising on early stage investment deals.

Registration and coffee is available from 18:00, and the talk commences at 18:30. The evening will conclude with a networking reception.


University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Lothian EH8 9JS, United Kingdom

Further information


👤 Events team
📞 +44 (0)131 651 5320

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