• Across three stages, hear from the individuals behind some of the biggest global brands

    We bring speakers from all over the world to Scotland’s capital, inviting them to share their knowledge with the next generation of founders and business leaders.

  • Startup Summit 2019 Speakers

    Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK, Google

    Marta Krupinska

    Head of Google for Startups UK

    Google

    Gary Turner, Co-Founder & MD, Xero

    Gary Turner

    Co-Founder & Managing Director

    Xero

    Rob Spiro, Founder & Director, Imagination Machine

    Rob Spiro

    Founder & Director

    Imagination Machine

    Celia Hodson, Founder, Hey Girls

    Celia Hodson

    Founder

    Hey Girls

    Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate, Starling Bank

    Jason Maude

    Chief Technology Advocate

    Starling Bank

    Pietro Invernizzi, Head of Series A Programme, The Family

    Pietro Invernizzi

    Head of Series A Programme

    The Family

    Leah Hutcheon, Founder & CEO, Appointedd

    Leah Hutcheon

    Founder & CEO

    Appointedd

    Jo Massie, VP of Customer Success, Slido

    Jo Massie

    VP of Customer Success

    Slido

    Alex Alleyne, Senior Strategic Account Manager, Twilio

    Alex Alleyne

    Senior Strategic Account Manager

    Twilio

    David Hunter, Founder & CEO, Shot Scope

    David Hunter

    Founder & CEO

    Shot Scope

    Vicky Brock, CEO & Co-Founder, Vistalworks

    Vicky Brock

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Vistalworks

    Chris Marr, Founder, CMA

    Chris Marr

    Founder

    CMA

    Ross Mackay, CEO and Co-founder, Daring Foods

    Ross Mackay

    CEO & Co-founder

    Daring Foods

    Gian Seehra, Investor, Octopus Ventures

    Gian Seehra

    Investor

    Octopus Ventures

    Devina Paul, Co-founder & Early Stage Investor, Galvanise Capital

    Devina Paul

    Co-founder & Early Stage Investor

    Galvanise Capital

    Hector Mason, Investor, Episode 1 Ventures

    Hector Mason

    Investor

    Episode 1 Ventures

    Andrew Sloane, Co-founder & Investment Lead, ADV

    Andrew Sloane

    Co-founder & Investment Lead

    ADV

    Kerry Sharp, Director, Scottish Investment Bank (SIB)

    Kerry Sharp

    Director

    Scottish Investment Bank (SIB)

    Natalie Novick, Research Editor, Tech.eu

    Natalie Novick

    Research Editor

    Tech.eu

    Hazel Gibbens, Entrepreneur Engagement Manager, Tech Nation

    Hazel Gibbens

    Entrepreneur Engagement Manager

    Tech Nation

    Rachael Brown, CEO, Can Do Collective

    Rachael Brown

    CEO

    Can Do Collective

    Lizzie Brough, Co-founder, Kindaba

    Lizzie Brough

    Co-founder

    Kindaba

    David Ward, Sales Director, Newsquest Scotland

    David Ward

    Sales Director

    Newsquest Scotland

    Danielle Kelly, Strategic Development Director, STC

    Danielle Kelly

    Strategic Development Director

    STV

    Peter Reilly, Commercial Director, STV

    Peter Reilly

    Commercial Director

    STV

    Bruce Walker, Co-founder & CEO, FutureX

    Bruce Walker

    CEO & Co-founder

    FutureX

    Zoi Kantounatou, Co-founder & CFO, FutureX

    Zoi Kantounatou

    CFO & Co-founder

    FutureX

  • Competition Finalists

    Meet the three finalists going head-to-head for a top prize worth over £220k

    Daniel Winterstien

    Co-founder

    Good-Loop

    Pasquale Saviano

    Founder & CEO

    Photocert

    Elizabeth Fairley

    Founder & COO

    Talking Medicines

  • Startup Summit Competition Prizes

    FutureX

    Fully funded place on the FutureX Silicon Valley Programme (worth £4K)

    Winner

    Johnston Carmichael - Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

    Initial business consultancy support from Johnston Carmichael

    Winner, finalists & semi-finalists

    AAI EmployAbility

    Recruitment Support from AAI EmployAbility (worth £1,500)

    Winner & finalists

    STV

    £100,000 from the Growth Fund for marketing on STV

    Winner

    IBM

    $120,000 of IBM Cloud Credits ($10,000 per month for one year)

    Winner

    The Herald

    Editorial package from The Herald (worth £20,000)

    Winner

    Dentsu Aegis Network

    Advertising and market analysis package from Dentsu Aegis Network (worth £2,000)

    Winner

  • SUS19 tracks : People, Process and Performance

    Under these tracks, Startup Summit is an exciting one-day dive into what it means to build a successful business in today’s world.

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