Want to find a Co-Founder, Angel Investor, Mentor or just hang out with like-minded Entrepreneurs?

Then come along for an exciting and dynamic entrepreneurial event with Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur Dr Colin Mackenzie at 6:30pm on Tuesday 14th January 2020 in in The Wash Bar, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP.



Andrew Barrie 18th March 2020


Here is a teaser interview we recorded recently to give you an idea of Andrew’s experience and what he’s trying to do for the Startup Scene in Edinburgh.



NOTE: Please join our local meetup group of nearly 800 Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors https://www.meetup.com/League-of-Entrepreneurs-Edinburgh



  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial students
  • Founders who want to find a CoFounder
  • Entrepreneurs who want to raise investment
  • Angel Investors who want to find startups to support


  • Share startup war stories
  • Gain information on funding opportunities
  • Discover ways to increase your chances of success


  1. Practice your pitch in a safe environment and get positive feedback before you have your one big chance to impress.
  2. Tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.
  3. Ask a tough question you would like the Entrepreneurs, Advisers and Investors in the room to solve for you.



18:30 Check-In and Networking

19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with Andrew Barrie

19:30 ‘Get Up And Pitch’ for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounders, advisors, investors and people you can help)

21:30 End of Meetup



Andrew is an Experienced Director with a passion for building businesses. Helping early stage companies create the social capital and access knowledge and experience to accelerate development.

He and his co-founder built one of Edinburgh’s first Fintech startups Barrie & Hibbert which served the insurance industry in 1995 and they managed to Exit in 2011.

Andrew was also a Director later Chairman with Cornelian Asset Managers 2015 – 2020.

He is an Angel Investor, Mentor and Philanthropist.

Check out our most recent Fireside Chats here:

Serial Entrepreneur James Varga on the 5th November 2019


Kirsty Mackenzie, CEO and Founder of iMultiply on 8th October 2019


Entrepreneur and Angel Investor Jim Laidlaw 2 July 2019


Entrepreneur Gavin Neate 4 June 2019



We’ll be in the first floor of The Wash Bar


The Address is the Wash Bar , 11-13 North Bank Street , Edinburgh , EH1 2LP , United Kingdom


About the organisers of The League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh

The League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh was Founded in April 2015 by James Shoemark and Michael Clouser who are CoFounders and Directors at The Startup Race

James Shoemark is a has his finger on the pulse of the Startup Community, is a super connector, and also runs the Angel Investor Meetup in Scotland which educates and inspires High Net Worth Individuals to become Angel Investors.


James Shoemark CEO at The Startup Race

Michael Clouser is a CoFounder and CSO at The Startup Race and Serial Entrepreneur as well. A former venture capitalist in the US, Mike was also with the Edinburgh-Stanford Link and co-founded the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club). He also organized and coordinated the Scotland-Silicon Valley Link.Photo of CoFounder and CSO Mike Clouser


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