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Welcome

Scotland has an ambition of building a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation, a place where inclusive growth delivers benefits to all of society.

VentureFest Scotland is a festival of discovery and innovation that will create more visionary, global businesses that embrace the possibilities of tomorrow.

Co-created by leading organisations across Scotland’s innovation ecosystem, VentureFest will connect SMEs to the game-changing innovators, academics, entrepreneurs and investors, in Scotland and around the world, to help them grow, scale and succeed.

VentureFest Scotland and its sister spring festival CAN DO Fest represent focal points for driving Scotland’s ambition to be a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative society.

 

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Headline Events

The core VentureFest programme constitutes a cluster of headline events in Autumn each year with a series of connected feeder events throughout the year.

CAN DO Innovation Summit

Wednesday 20 November 2019

The all-new CAN DO Innovation Summit will embrace culture, technology and enterprise to drive productivity and build an inclusive economy that tackles major challenges through creative solutions. Attendees will discover the disruptive technologies of tomorrow, be inspired through innovation in practice case studies and take part in curated and free-flowing networking sessions. Join us as we connect Scotland’s SMEs to the game-changing innovators, academics, entrepreneurs and investors that will help them to grow, scale and succeed. Find out more at: candoinnovation.scot

CAN DO Innovation Summit

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Startup Summit

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Recognised over the last eight years as one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurship events, Startup Summit provides a true immersion into the world of business and beyond. In the centre of one of the world’s most innovative cities, we invite the next generation of entrepreneurs to engage with experts, build a network and gain valuable tools for long-term success.

1,000 attendees | 30+ world class speakers | 3 stages | 30 exhibitors | 9 workshops

Startup Summit

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Feeder Events

Explore and connect with our ongoing programme of VentureFest Feeders: an exciting national programme of innovation and entrepreneurship events aligned to the VentureFest ambition and delivered by a range of national agencies.

Productivity Talks

Tuesday 8 October

Productivity Club Scotland is a forum for networking and peer-to-peer learning for businesses. We provide signposting to resources, and support our members to focus on continuous improvement and organisational capacity.

Doing the Best for Your Business: Diversity, Inclusion and Growth

Monday 16 September

We all know that diversity and inclusiveness should be built into working environments, but how does your business actually benefit from implementing diversity, by being inclusive? Come along to this…

Product Design: Accelerating Innovation in Healthcare

Thursday 29 August

This event will explore the role of product design in supporting the delivery of healthcare innovation. Attendees will hear perspectives from experts on NHS design approaches, quality management considerations and…

YCF Annual Conference

Friday 13 September

Investors talk about judging a company by the quality of its team before committing any funds. Entrepreneurs, often independent types, can find it difficult to bring the right people together.…

Host a VentureFest Event

If you’d like your company, network or organisation to be part of the VentureFest festival you can attend one of our events or nominate yourself as feeder or headline event host by contacting the VentureFest team here!

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The Scottish Government | Venture Fest | Celebrating Innovation in Scotland | Glasgow
Glasgow City Council Venture Fest | Celebrating Innovation in Scotland | Glasgow
Scottish Funding Council | Venture Fest | Celebrating Innovation in Scotland | Glasgow
Glasgow Science Centre | Venture Fest | Celebrating Innovation in Scotland | Glasgow
Entrepreneurial Scotland Venture Fest | Celebrating Innovation in Scotland | Glasgow
Highlands and Islands Enterprise Venture Fest | Celebrating Innovation in Scotland | Glasgow

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