“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”

    Startup Summit was created by entrepreneurs to provide a space to learn, grow and meet the people you need to level up. From leadership, mentoring, investment, customer acquisition and media exposure, Startup Summit offers access to some of the most exciting leaders and founders on the planet


    We exist to help you made a dent in the world.


  • "This is THE programme to be on.You won't be disappointed. It resulted in me pitching to Sequoia Capital, arguably the most successful VC in the world."

    Cameron Graham, Founder of StoriiCare

    Winner of 2016 Startup Summit Competition

  • Three stages, fifty speakers, one venue.

    Startup Summit brings together the most promising international startups, investors, corporates and media, all in one venue. Our dedicated startup team spends all year recruiting key influencers to ensure we curate valuable content for the one-day gathering of entrepreneurs.


    Every year we host an international competition to find the most exciting tech founder and offer them a fully funded place on the Silicon Valley Accelerate Programme, where they will spend 5 days in Silicon Valley. Previous winners received mentoring sessions from DFJ Ventures (investors in Skype, Twitter, Tumblr, Tesla and SpaceX), Rocketspace, eBay, Google, AirBnB and Silicon Valley Bank.


  • Practical masterclasses from leaders in innovation.

    Founders have a lot on their plate, managing an intense work load on their mission to start and grow their business. We know that every time you sign up to an event it needs to have a clear return on investment.


    The startup summit not only has 3 stages running simultaneously with content covering marketing, sales, investment and growth, we also have dedicated masterclass workshops focusing on agile innovation, investor readiness and content marketing. These masterclasses are run by world leading experts like Pivotal Labs who have helped build technology and processes for Silicon Valley's most successful companies.

  • "I got so much out of it both personally and commercially... Every serious entrepreneur who wants to scale their business should go."

    Pete Higgins, Founder of UWI Technology

  • Making friends.

    The SUS After Party is where business connections turn to friendships. After a day of incredible speakers, curated content and many business cards swapped, we head to one of Edinburgh most atmospheric venues, The Caves.


    Buried deep in the Edinburgh vaults - a UNESCO world heritage site - underneath South Bridge, the venue has been painstakingly refurbished and is now recognised as one of the most unique and spectacular spaces in the city. Come and join us for an evening of drinks and conversations, with some of Edinburgh's best DJ's as your soundtrack.

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