Masterclass: Fundamentals of Spinouts is a new workshop designed to support entrepreneurial staff at the University of Edinburgh who feel that starting a company is the best way forward for developing their business idea. It offers a wide range of information about the process of starting a business at the University of Edinburgh and explains the main steps of business formation and management.

Why attend?

  • Learn about why and when a spinout is appropriate
  • Meet potential mentors and business partners
  • Network with like-minded university peers
  • Hear best practices, examples and case studies
  • Benefit from advice on what is required to form a spinout, the main stages of the company formation process and exit strategies

Topics covered include:

  • Starting a spinout company
  • What is required to form a spinout
  • Essential procedures and things to consider before company formation
  • University Company formation process
  • Considerations on the first months and year of operations
  • Exiting the business


Event Overview

Date: 11 December 2018

Time: 13.30 – 16.00 (the workshop is preceded by a networking tea & coffee from 13.30 – 14:00)

Venue: Hudson Beare Building, Classroom 7, Colin Maclaurin Road, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3DW

Presenter: The session presenter is John Lonsdale, Head of Enterprise Services at Edinburgh Innovations, University of Edinburgh.


This session is open to academic, post-doctoral researchers and support staff at the University of Edinburgh. If you have any questions about eligbility or the session please contact the Teodora Handrea.