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Take a peak into the minds of entrepreneurs and their champions in this live video series from Futrsmpl, hosted by Lucinda Bray. Guests include Bruce Walker Founder of FutureX, Sara Robertson Founder of ScotBeer Tours and Gordon Merrylees - Head of Entrepreneurship at NatWest.

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#FutrsmplFridayLive Ep20 | International Women's Day Special

Lucinda Bray

Two great things on one day, International Women’s Day and our 20th Episode!

It’s a bumper special this week. We attended the Business Gateway celebration and launch of their new female growth programme by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and took the opportunity to chat to some of Edinburghs top business women:

Zara Janjua, Tv Presenter and producer

Alice Thompson, co-founder of Social Bite

Celia Hodson, founder of Hey Girls

Kristen Hunter, founder of Whisky Frames

Jill Henry, founder of Meander Apparel

Katie Goudie, founder of The Whin

Lindsay Sibbald, social enterprise specialist from Business Gateway

Susan Harkins, Head of Business Gateway Edinburgh

#FutrsmplFridayLive Ep16 | In Conversation with Alison Wood, Founder of Lilypads

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We caught up with the amazing Alison Wood of Lilypads on this weeks #FutrsmplFridayLive, hearing the amazing story behind the reasons for their reusable sanitary pads both in the UK and in Kenya.

We also touch upon the investment environment for women, experiential marketing, mindful moments and of course plenty on periods and plastic.

#FutrsmplFridayLive ep14 | In Conversation with Gill Rattray and Melinda O'Reilly

Lucinda Bray

Entrepreneur Acceleration Managers, Gill and Melinda, kindly took some time out of their busy afternoon of application sifting to chat to us about all things business, metrics, mental health and what they love about supporting Entrepreneurs.

We would highly recommend the Royal Bank Accelerator programme to any businesses out there looking to get into shape and scale fast, applications for the April 2019 cohort are open now.

#FutrsmplFridayLive Ep12 | In Conversation with Gordon Merrylees

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This week we were joined by Gordon Merrylees, the Head of Entrepreneurship at RBS.

Discussing everything from our new proposition to entrepreneurship with the RBS Accelerator to marketing tactics, the Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll, Elvis Conspiracies and Google’s Home Alone Christmas Advert.

Small note: This episode was filmed live earlier this week, no content has been edited.

#FutrsmplFridayLive Ep10 | This Year's Learnings & What to Expect in 2019

Lucinda Bray

In this week’s #FutrsmplFridayLive - with a slight change to normal proceedings - we reflect on 2018 in business and in the world of marketing, from Futrsmpl doubling in size and celebrating our first birthday to GDPR and gender biased advertising. We also discuss what sort of marketing trends we may see in 2019.