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, previously a one-day annual innovation summit, has transformed into VentureFest – a year-long festival of discovery and enlightened entrepreneurship that will inspire and support the innovation journey helping to 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.
The core VentureFest programme constitutes a cluster of headline events in November of each year with a series of connected Feeder Events throughout the year.
20 Nov 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.
20 Nov 2019
30 Oct 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
30 Oct 2019
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.
Tuesday 11 December, 1pm-5pm
The 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 civic uses for the…