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Startup Summit 2019


Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 08:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

Startup Summit 2019

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Startup Summit 2019 | Scotland's leading startup event

October 30th 2019 | Assembly Rooms | Edinburgh 

Join 1,000 attendees in the heart of Scotland at the annual Startup Summit. Gain the tools you need to start, grow and thrive. 


With over 30 world-leading experts speaking across three stages, an exhibitor hall filled with all the support and connections you need, interactive workshops and a free afterparty to keep networking, Startup Summit is the place for ambitious entrepreneurs and their teams.

Celebrating eight years

Startup Summit has been recognised over the last eight years as one of the UK’s leading startup events. 

Thousands of attendees have found inspiration, motivation and practical tips at Startup Summit. Business is changing, and each year speakers give their perspective on emerging trends, new ways of working and what the future looks like in their companies.

2019 Tracks

Startup Summit 2019 covers three core tracks: people, process and performance.

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


2019 Speakers

  • Marta Krupińska, Head of Google for Startups UK, Google
  • Gary Turner, Co-founder and MD, Xero
  • Rob Spiro, Founder and Director, Imagine Machine
  • Celia Hodson, Founder, Hey Girls
  • Pietro Invernizzi, Head of Series A Programme, The Family
  • Leah Hutcheon, Founder & CEO, Appointedd
  • Jo Massie, VP of Customer Success, Slido
  • Alex Alleyne, Senior Strategic Account Manager, Twilio
  • David Hunter, Founder and CEO, Shot Scope 
  • Vicky Brock, CEO and Co-founder, Vistalworks
  • Chris Marr, Founder, CMA
  • Ross Mackay, CEO & Co-founder, Daring Foods
  • Gian Seehra, Investor, Octopus Ventures 
  • Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate, Starling Bank
  • Devina Paul, Investor and Co-founder, Galvanise Capital
  • Hector Mason, Investor, Episode 1 Ventures
  • Andrew Sloane, Co-founder & Investment Lead, ADV
  • Kerry Sharp, Director, Scottish Investment Bank (SIB)
  • Natalie Novik, Research Editor,
  • Paul Reid, Founder & CEO, Trickle
  • Richard Lennox, COO, Current Health
  • Hazel Gibbens, Entrepreneur Engagement Manager, Tech Nation
  • Rachael Brown, CEO, Can Do Collective
  • Lizzie Brough, Co-founder, Kindaba
  • Alex Durussel-Baker, Korero Studio, Product Strategist
  • Alisdair Gunn, Founder & Director, Framewire
  • David Ward, Sales Director, Newsquest Scotland
  • Danielle Kelly, Strategic Development Director, STV
  • Peter Reilly, Commercial Director, STV
  • Bruce Walker, Co-founder & CEO, FutureX
  • Zoi Kantounatou, Co-founder & CFO, FutureX


Supporting Success

Startup Summit invites specialists from globally-known brands to share their stories and insights with the leaders of tomorrow. The content explores all aspects of running a business, including marketing, strategy, leadership, sales and investment. Startup Summit gives you direct access to an extensive business network in the UK and beyond. 

Head to the Startup Summit website to keep up to date with all the latest speaker and exhibitor announcements! You can also follow us on Twitter or sign-up to our newsletter to learn more! 



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How can I partner or exhibit at Startup Summit? 

If you are interested in partnering or exhibiting at Startup Summit, please refer to the partnership page on our website where you can download our partnership pack.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Assembly Rooms does not offer on-site parking. However, given that the venue is right in the heart of the city centre, with excellent transport links, we would encourage you to use public transport wherever possible.

Edinburgh Bus Station and Edinburgh Waverly train station are both less than a 10-minute walk away. 

Do you have any concession tickets? 

We offer concession tickets for students. Please get in touch at to learn more. 

What is your refund policy?

We have a 30-day refund policy: attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days before the event start date.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please use the contact form on our website and we'll get back to you asap!


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