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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 is a focal point 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 series of headline events each year with a series of connected feeder events throughout the year.

CAN DO Innovation Summit 2021

03/02/2021

A focal point for business innovation in Scotland – the national CAN DO Innovation Summit in February 2021 will explore how businesses can build sustainable growth and resilience after the global impact of COVID-19.

 

SMEs will meet the innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and investors that can help them adopt new technologies, build progressive working cultures and access the right support to enable innovation-led recovery and growth.

 

800+ delegates | 40+ speakers | 20+ sessions | Virtual Support Village | Innovation Centre Showcase

Startup Summit

28 October 2020 - 29 October 2020

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.

Startup Summit

28 October 2020 - 29 October 2020

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.

iKEN - Leading a Digital Recovery

24/11/20

Featuring European City experts from Espoo, Valencia and Cluj, explore how data is being utilised across Europe in response to COVID-19 and how the acceleration of investment in data-driven technology will have a…

Interface - Collaborations, circular economy and climate change

24/11/20

This November marks one year until COP26, the UN climate change conference that will take place in Glasgow in 2021. At the recent Countdown to COP26 event collaboration was a…

Productivity Talks Online

09/12/2020

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.

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• Nicola Anderson, Strategic Development Director (and soon to be acting chief executive) - Fintech Scotland
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Event Archive

Productivity Talks Online

11/11/2020

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.

Building Trust Through Data – Deloitte Data Spotlight Series: Part 3

14/10/2020 1-2pm

In the final part of the data event series, Deloitte will be hosting industry leaders who are using data and technology to build trust and create a more responsible society.…

Building Trust Through Data – Deloitte Data Spotlight Series: Part 2

30/09/2020

Following part 1 on 16th September, Deloitte will be continuing the webinar event series to hear insight from different industry leaders and others who are using data and technology to…

Deloitte Data Spotlight Series: Part 1 - Building Trust Through Data

16/09/2020

Over the event series, you will hear from different industry leaders and others who are using data and technology to build trust and to create a more responsible society.

Productivity Club

16/09/2020

Productivity Club Scotland is a forum for networking and peer-to-peer learning for businesses. Productivity Club provide signposting to resources, and support.

iKEN Live: A Green Recovery - with Milan & Vienna

07/09/2020

COVID-19 resulted in previously unthinkable carbon emission cuts. Going forward, experts have been calling on governments to implement a green recovery to ensure that decisions made to rebuild the economy…

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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