High potential start-ups get inspired at founder’s fireside chat

Startup Grind Isle of Man returns with their first in-person event since pre-Covid-19, inviting CEO and Co-founder of the UK’s leading Bitcoin Exchange, Danny Scott of CoinCorner, to share his entrepreneurial journey and stories of success with other start-up founders.

The event due to be held at Noa Market Hall on 17 November from 17:30 – 19:00 tables agenda items relevant to established business owners and individuals considering launching a start-up post pandemic with a focus on understanding and countering risks, skills investment, funding struggles and triumphs, competing on a global basis and a can-do attitude and ability to overcome barriers – common pitfalls and start-up solutions.

Danny, a software developer turned entrepreneur, started his career in 2011/12 at an Internet start-up that looked to use Bitcoin as a competitive advantage.

After this company was successfully acquired, Danny went on to co-found a software company in 2012. Providing software solutions, the business worked with clients such as Microsoft and Tunstall Health Care. After trying to buy and mine Bitcoin with his co-founder, they recognised that there was a gap in the UK market for a safe and simple place to buy Bitcoin. CoinCorner was founded in 2014 with the aim of making Bitcoin easy and accessible to UK customers and now, six years on, CoinCorner is one of the UK’s leading Bitcoin exchanges.

While Danny’s entrepreneurial journey sounds laden with good fortune, his success has been built on resilience, persistence and unshakeable optimism in the face of setbacks. The need to make a difficult decision fast, a relentless will and sustained hard work create the winning formula for success in this case.

Alex Wilson, Co-Director of Startup Grind Isle of Man and Co-founder of founded, commented: “Katie and I have continued to co-host virtual events with other Startup Grind Chapter Directors during lockdown, which has broadened awareness of the Isle of Man’s entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe and neighbouring countries. There’s surefire benefits that come from a digital-first approach but we’re so excited to reconnect with people in-person”.

Katie Nicholson, Co-Director of Startup Grind Isle of Man and Co-founder of founded, added: “Danny’s start-up story will touch on  the subject of Bitcoin but the real takeaways will come from Danny’s experience in sourcing and securing funding from a limited pool available from an island base”.

Meeting Risk with Resilience: in conversation with Danny Scott, CEO and Co-Founder of CoinCorner is hosted by Startup Grind Isle of Man with tickets available via www.startupgrind.com/isle-of-man/.