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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.

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.

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…

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…

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Event Archive

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.

Future Business Forum

24/06/2020

Organisations across the world face a unique set of challenges in today’s business climate, from talent retention to slow-moving practices and bureaucratic processes. Future Business Forum is an annual event…

iKEN: Innovating in a Crisis

24/06/2020

Chaired by Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council and featuring European City experts from Bologna and Aarhus, explore the inspiring innovation happening across Europe in response to COVID-19 and…

Business Woman Scotland's virtual Business Roadshow

27/05/2020

Business Women Scotland we are working hard to continue connecting & supporting women in business during these unprecedented times. BWS are delighted to bring you the first ever virtual #BWSBusinessRoadshow.

Art of Possible: the Future of Space Data

22/05/2020

The award winning event series Art of Possible is back with a new series of inspirational events & workshops that bring together Scotland’s creatives, policy-makers and STEM professionals to consider…

iKEN Live: 'Innovating in a crisis - how our response to COVID-19 will shape our future'

22/05/2020

During a time of crisis, the need for innovation has never been greater. Join experts from Tel Aviv, Dortmund and Glasgow to explore the inspiring innovation happening across Europe in…

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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