Update on Colin Gilchrist April 2017
I've now spent time working in Las Vegas, London and Lithuania (Kaunus).
Although now very happy to reside in Leith.
I'm an Angel investor in a number of Startups (SAAS to Pharma). I've helped launch 6 new companies (in the last 10 years) - film and tv, ad agency, social media app, pre-role ad software, fashion brand (wholesale) and an eco-fashion brand (wholesale).
Currently I'm involved in the research for a 3DP solution in the Scottish textiles manufacturing sector. I am also in the throes of writing a novel (suspense, adventure); and trying the minimalists lifestyle (downsized home, no car, yada, yada, yada - feel more free than ever).
I've interviewed Gary Vaynerchuk's copywriter and like most of what the guy (GaryVee) says, and through him, introduced Casey Neistat to my daughter Talor Gilchrist who (aside from blogging) is now a fully fledged Youtuber / Vlogger: her channel bears a remarkable similarity to Casey's...
I'm a business mentor for a number of organisations:
Entrepreneurial Spark, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Creative Edinburgh
I've done the Public Speaking thing for amongst others: Apple, The Drum, Marketing Industry Network, First 4 Business, University of Edinburgh and Fettes College; and I've been a guest Lecturer at Napier University Edinburgh and Heriot Watt University.
Every year I choose a charity and deliver hands on support and work for them. I am currently supporting Edinburgh's Remakery in delivering complimentary social media surgeries in an attempt to better reach and support third sector and social enterprises in my immediate community.
I feel very humbled and proud to be a small part of Scotland's creative community.
I continue to run Social Tailor, the social media agency and very much enjoy working with a great bunch of people including those lovely ones at Ignite Your Brand.
Oh, and I can often be found Litter Picking for "Leither's Don't Litter" because unfortunately they do.