Throughout my studies, I have been involved in numerous entrepreneurship-related extra-curricular and work-related experiences through which I came to the realisation that I enjoy applying entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems. Additionally, having led a winning team in the inaugural Product Forge hackathon, I have decided to actively pursue other entrepreneurial activities and education and I have been a member of Entrepreneurial Scotland, initially as a Future Leader and now as an Emerging Member, since 2015.

Furthermore, I was selected to participate in the inaugural summer school of the highly selective Scotland Can Do Ambitious Leadership and Entrepreneurship (SCALE) Programme in August 2015. I was placed in the Can Do track and was taught by Bill Aulet from MIT and Noam Wasserman from Harvard. Our classes were based on Bill's Disciplined Entrepreneurship framework/book and Noam's Founder's Dilemma book.

Due to my high-profile engagement in enterprise activities on campus, I was invited as the only student to join the university-wide steering group for the Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2015/16 which coordinated events and other activities that promoted and celebrated entrepreneurship.

During my time at Entrepreneurial Scotland, I worked on the delivery of the 2017/18 Saltire Fellowship Programme. Through this role, I had a fantastic opportunity to attend entrepreneurship & leadership executive education classes at Babson College, Boston for 2 weeks. This experience was then followed by a week long learning journey to Silicon Valley. We visited a range of great companies, namely Intel, Lever, Top Tier Capital Partners, Better Ventures, QB3, Illumina, GBx and Rocketspace, Coherent, LinkedIn, Jabil, Google, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Most recently, I launched a local chapter of Startup Grind at the University of Glasgow in order to educate, connect, and inspire the entrepreneurially-minded community of students, staff, and the broader business community. I pioneered the university chapter format of Startup Grind in the UK and better connected the community of entrepreneurial enthusiasts at the University. To date, we have held six events with inspirational entrepreneurs and built a thriving community of over 300 attendees. My work has been recognised by the Rookie Director of the Year Awards at the Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley in February 2019.

key highlights

  • Saltire Fellowship visit at Babson College in September 2017

  • Saltire Fellowship Silicon Valley Learning Journey in November 2017

  • Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley in February 2019

  • Rookie Startup Grind Director of the Year Award 2019