Find Co-Founders, Angel Investors and Mentors with the League of Entrepreneurs + Dr Colin Mackenzie

Find Co-Founders, Angel Investors and Mentors with the League of Entrepreneurs (Edinburgh Chapter) + Dr Colin Mackenzie


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 The Wash Bar, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP.

Here is a teaser interview we recorded recently to give you an idea of Colin's experience and what he looks for in an Entrepreneur.


- Entrepreneurial Students
- Founders who want to find a CoFounder
- Entrepreneurs wanting to raise investment
- Entrepreneurs who want to mentor Founders
- Angel Investors who want to find startups to support


- Enjoy free beer and pizza
- Share startup war stories
- Gain information on funding opportunities
- Discover ways to increase your chances of success


You will also have an opportunity to tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support.


18:30 Check-In and Networking in Amazon's Development Centre

19:00 Fireside chat and discussion with Dr Colin Mackenzie
(see the teaser video here:

19:30 'Get up and Pitch' and Ask for CoFounders, Advice or Funding

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

21:00 End of Meetup


Dr Colin Mackenzie is the proud owner of the first Compact Disc to be ever played on UK radio. He has been an Entrepreneur since 1974 via Edinburgh's HiFi Corner on Leith Walk and is now an Angel Investor with Par Equity. He has a unique perspective on Entrepreneurship as he travels the world teaching Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Sales courses at universities.


Are you bootstrapping or working on a startup that you want to launch or grow in 2020? Then register your interest in the £1,000 Startup Race that starts on the 15th January 2020 here

The £1,000 Startup Race is a competition with a difference – no pitching or business plan required; all you have to do is sell more of your product or service to your customers than the other competitors to win the £1,000 cash prize, gain the interest of Angel Investors and benefit from free publicity.


We've had to change the location of this event to The Wash Bar on the Mound. Please see the map.


CEO and Founder of The James Varga on the 5th November 2019

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

Serial Tech Entrepreneur and Founder of Free Fridge Godwin Osigwe on the 10th Sept 2019

Tech Entrepreneur and Angel Investor Jim Laidlaw 2 July 2019

Entrepreneur and Founder of Neatbox Gavin Neate 4 June 2019


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

James Shoemark is the CoFounder/CEO at the The Startup Race where entrepreneurs get investment without having to pitch or write a business plan.

Michael Clouser is the CoFounder/CSO at the The Startup Race, Serial Entrepreneur and CoFounder himself. 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.

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The League of Entrepreneurs (LoE) is a virtual, global network of technology entrepreneurs that shares and communicates on the Slack platform. We believe in data, metrics, lean methodologies, and scientific, disciplined approach to building new global technology ventures rapidly. Amongst other offerings, we host monthly "Ask Me Anything" sessions with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on our Slack channel. We also are building local chapters for face-to-face intervention. Our local chapter in Edinburgh was born from CofoundersLab Scotland, founded and organized by Michael Clouser and James Schoemark. We continue same themes as envisioned by CoFoundersLab for its once-international network of local chapters, including creating a positive, motivating environment where entrepreneurs can find cofounders, in the midst of interactive meetings where entrepreneurs are encouraged to "get up and pitch" and tell us about what they are looking for not only in terms of cofounders, but also in terms of mentors, advisors, investors, and interns. We used a combination of straight presentations and Fireside Chats to engage with our guest entrepreneurs, which have included Rob Jones (formerly of Fanduel), Mike Ramsay (founder of Tivo and Silicon Valley venture capitalist with NEA), and local serial and social impact entrepreneur, Daniel Winterstein. We hold monthly meetings in Edinburgh, and are strong supporters of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), hosting and supporting numerous events in Edinburgh and Glasgow during the month of November. We also throw the annual Startups Christmas party for startup professionals, friends and family in Edinburgh, and invite those from all over Scotland to attend. We are currently growing our global network virtually, as well as seeking partners for local chapters around the world.