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See You There!

A final reminder that the Start Up Summit Conference takes place on Wednesday  - that's 14th November at The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh - 16 entrepreneurs sharing their stories, 23 support organisations there to help you.

Here's the programme...

Arrivals and Coffee:  9:00-9:30

9:30-11:00: SESSION ONE  Nothing is Stopping You

Right now is the perfect time to start a business! Hear how three Entrepreneurs utilised early stage support and what impact this had on their businesses. Then quiz the panel on business plans, competition funding and anything in between!


  • Matt Lane, BeerBods
  •  Lucy Frankel, Vegware
  •  Callum Murray, Fresh Interior Solutions


  • Hilary Roberts, Launch.ed
  •  Joanna Young, E-Club Informatics Ventures
  •  David Smith, Cultural Enterprise Office
  •  Alisdair Gunn, Interactive Scotland

11:00-12:30 SESSION TWO  Getting Out of the Bedroom

Take the plunge - go full time and really commit! Get out there and make some sales. Our entrepreneurs will talk about getting things done, then the panel will answer questions about office spaces and business incubation!


  • Stephen Ng, CubicBlue
  •  Martin Sloots, Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners
  •  Iain Catterall, Smartlocal Vouchers


  • Brian McGuire, E-Spark
  • Nick Fannin, Edinburgh Napier Incubator
  • Claire Carpenter, The Melting Pot
  • Stephen Morris, The Alba Innovation Centre
  • Jamie Coleman, TechCube

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Over lunch there is time to look round presenting companies stalls and the opportunity to take a skill session in networking or accounting, places are limited!

14:00-15:20: SESSION THREE  Building A Team 

Business is about people. From finding the right advisors to creating a non-executive board, three successful entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences building and leading teams.


  • Liz Moody, Neontics Ltd
  •  Stephen Long, Influence International
  •  Lorna Pellet, Love Pure Cakes.


  • Michael Young, MBN Recruitment
  •  John Hughes, Business Gateway
  •  Fraser Lusty, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  •  Bill Jamieson, Scot-Buzz
  •  Mike Crockart, MP

15:30-17:00: SESSION FOUR  Going Global 

When everything is up and running the future is all about growth. Speakers will talk about expansion into international markets, while the panel will talk about growth funding focusing mainly on Equity Investment.


  • Shane Corstophine, Skyscanner
  •  Michael Lemetti,Clan Italia
  •  Russell Dalgliesh, Stellar Group


  • Alan Donald, LINC
  •  John Waddell, Archangels
  •  John Anderson, Entrepreneurial Exchange
  •  David Farquhar, North Face Venture
  •  Barry Duddy, Personal Best

17.00 Networking and drinks.