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WeDO member Ian LeBruce selected to join the San Francisco Entrepreneur Summit

Published by Belinda Roberts MBE on

Click on the photo above to view Ian's LinkedIn profile

Click on the photo above to view Ian’s LinkedIn profile


We’re delighted that our member Ian LeBruce, founder of Cappuccino Ads?has been selected to attend the San Francisco Entrepreneur Summit being held in San Francisco from the 21st – 26th July. ?The summit has the tagline ‘Global Connections. Global Business.?Inspiring Global Entrepreneurship’ and is the brainchild of We Are The Future founder Bruce Walker. ?The Summit’s European VC is WeDO Scotland?Chairman, Russell Dalgleish.

The summit is about inspiring global entrepreneurship, putting global minds into practice. Bruce and his team are bringing over some of the Scotland’s most innovative entrepreneurs to San Francisco just for this summit, as well as experienced European investors and business experts. ?It?will create a global link between Europe and the US, connecting attendees with the networks both in the US and Europe, along with the business experts that can assist them ?in expanding your business internationally.

The San Francisco Summit is part of??The Scottish Start-Up World Tour?where over the next two years Bruce aims to run inspiring entrepreneurial events in six countries. ?All the summits are not-for profit events organised by We Are The Future.

Bruce is a 19 year old entrepreneur from Edinburgh who founded We Are The Future?to inspire the world through entrepreneurship and he is doing so by running huge entrepreneurial events all over the world. Last year he organised the UK’s biggest ever entrepreneurship event in Edinburgh and have had some of the worlds biggest entrepreneurial superstars put their name behind him – check them out here.

Ian founded Cappuccino Ads in March 2013 ?and they?are an Edinburgh based enterprise that prints your company’s message on biodegradable, double-walled cups and?gives them to independent coffee shops. ?While the customer is enjoying their coffee, they’re also enjoying your message. This enterprise is environmentally friendly and small business friendly. ?They?can target specific demographics by placing your message in personally selected caf?s to complete your bespoke campaign. Ian recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign with fellow WeDO members Angels Den which has given him the required investment to implement his not inconsiderable growth plans.

Ian is an active member of our Young Members Club and we’re delighted that he will be the guest speaker at our Young Members event on the 27th of November sharing his experiences of attending the San Francisco Summit as well as the progress he has made since. ?WeDO Young Members can book their ticket for the November event by clicking HERE.

Commenting on his winning a place, Ian says

“The San Fran Summit will be an awesome opportunity to network with established business owners and get their perspective of the business world from a completely different viewpoint. I’m looking forward to discussing the recent breakthroughs in tech and how it changes the landscape, with potential game changers like Google Glass penetrating the mass market, businesses like my own will need to adapt and find new ways to interact with customers. Getting first-hand advice from the likes of Google themselves could prove invaluable to stay one step ahead of the competition. Plus, the sun will be a nice bonus!”

We wish Ian, Russell, Bruce & all the other attendees a fantastic trip & we look forward to hearing all about it.

Watch the video below to find out more about Cappuccino Ads.

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