• Agenda

  • 30+ speakers | 3 stages | 9 Workshops

    SUMMIT STAGE

    Host: Hazel Gibbens

    Entrepreneur Engagement Manager, Tech Nation

    09:30

    Introduction to Startup Summit 2019

    Bruce Walker, Co-founder, FutureX

     

    10:00

    TALK "Born in the cloud: 5 lessons I learned on starting up"

    Gary Turner, Co-founder & Managing Director, Xero

     

    10:30

    TALK "Capitalism sandwich: a strategy for building idealistic businesses"

    Rob Spiro, Founder & Director, Imagination Machine

    11:00 BREAK

    11:30

    INTERVIEW "Building your own market: lessons from a social entrepreneur"

    Celia Hodson, Founder Hey Girls

    HOST: Danielle Kelly, Strategic Development Director, STV

     

    12:00

    TALK "A message from the Scottish Government"

    Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment & Innovation, Scottish Government

     

    12:15

    INTERVIEW "Lessons on hyper-growth: scaling the sustainable way"

    Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate, Starling Bank

    HOST: Alisdair Gunn, Director, Framewire

    12:45 LUNCH

    14:00

    Startup Summit Competition

    ENTRANTS: Daniel Winterstein, Co-founder, Good-Loop

    Pasquale Saviano, Founder & CEO, Photocert

    Elizabeth Fairley, Founder & COO, Talking Medicines

     

    JUDGES: Kerry Sharp, Director, Scottish Investment Bank

    Gian Seehra, Investor, Octopus Ventures

    Hugh Lightbody, Chief Officer, Business Gateway

    Peter Reilly, Commercial Director, STV

     

    15:00

    INTERVIEW "Startup success: why access is everything"

    Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK

    HOST: Bruce Walker, Co-founder, FutureX

     

    15:40

    PANEL "Europe vs Silicon Valley: a changing landscape"

    Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK

    Bruce Walker, Co-founder, FutureX

    Natalie Novick, Research Editor, Tech.eu

    HOST: Hazel Gibbens, Entrepreneur Engagement Manager, Tech Nation

     

    16:15

    Startup Summit Competition Results

     

    16:20

    Closing Comments

    Zoi Kantounatou, Co-founder, FutureX

     

    16:30

    Close

     

    16:30

    Afterparty 99 Hanover Street

    VALLEY STAGE

    Host: Lizzie Brough

    Growth, HeySummit

    10:00

    TALK "How to build a customer-centric culture"

    Jo Massie, VP of Customer Success, Slido

     

    10:30

    TALK "Scaling lessons"

    Richard Lennox, COO, Current Health

     

    11:00

    INTERVIEW "How to maximise your chances of raising a great Series A"

    Pietro Invernizzi, Head of Series A Programme, The Family

    HOST: Bruce Walker, Co-founder, FutureX

    11:30 BREAK

    12:00

    TALK "Communicating with the digital consumer: the future of sales and marketing"

    Chris Marr, Founder, CMA

    13:00 LUNCH

    14:00

    TALK "Leading together: your people are the key"

    Paul Reid, CEO & Founder, Trickle

     

    14:30

    TALK "How to start your startup: a set of rules for early stage startup success"

    Vicky Brock, Co-founder & CEO, Vistalworks

     

    15:00 CLOSE

    OVAL ROOM - WORKSHOPS

    10:00 - 11:00
    Metis Partners
    "Unlocking the value of IP: transforming intellectual property into commercial success"

     

    11:30 - 12:30

    STV
    "Don't get out hustled"
     

    14:00 - 15:00
    FutureX

    "How to build a company culture that attracts and retains talent"

    GARDEN STAGE

    Host: Rachael Brown

    CEO, CAN DO Collective

    10:00

    INTERVIEW "The art of startup leadership"

    Leah Hutcheon, Founder & CEO, Appointedd

    HOST: Alex Durussel-Baker, Product Strategist, Korero Studio

     

    10:30

    INTERVIEW "To dare is to do: how to build a great workplace culture"

    Ross Mackay, Co-founder & CEO, Daring Foods

    HOST: Rachael Brown, CEO, CAN DO Collective

     

    11:00

    INTERVIEW "Scope for growth: from Scotland to the world"

    David Hunter, CEO, Shot Scope

    HOST: David Ward, Sales Director, Newsquest Scotland

    11:30 BREAK

    12:00

    PANEL "Investment 101: getting the right deal"

    Devina Paul, Co-founder & Investor, Galvanise Capital

    Hector Mason, Investor, Episode 1

    Andrew Sloane, Co-founder & Investment Lead, ADV

    HOST: Natalie Novick, Research Editor, Tech.eu

    13:00 LUNCH

    14:00

    PANEL "Get on board: why you need advisors"

    Andrew Holloway, Director, Entrepreneurial Taxes, Johnston Carmichael

    Kirsty Bathgate, Managing Director, Gearing for Growth

    HOST: Alisdair Gunn, Director, Framewire

     

    14:30

    INTERVIEW "How to build a successful sales strategy"

    Alex Alleyne, Senior Strategic Account Manager, Twilio

    HOST: Rob Gelb, CEO, HeySummit

    15:00 CLOSE

    ARTIST ROOM 1 - WORKSHOPS

    10:00 - 11:00
    Pivotal
    "Get agile: the life changing magic of the reactive startup"

     

    11:30 - 12:30

    Business Gateway

    "Get real results from your website"

    14:00 - 15:00

    Galvanise Capital
    "The do's and don'ts of getting angel investment"

    ARTIST ROOM 3 - WORKSHOPS

    10:00 - 11:00
    Purpose HR

    "Embedding values, mission & culture in a startup"


    11:30 - 12:30

    Johnston Carmichael

    "A piece of the pie: incentivising your people & their performance via share schemes"

     

    14:00 - 15:00
    Intellectual Property Office

    "How to protect your intellectual assets through intellectual property"

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