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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

February 2021

At the national focal point for business innovation in Scotland, SMEs will explore new possibilities, unlocking their innovation potential to drive productivity and tackle key challenges through creative solutions.

Businesses from all sectors will discover the disruptive technologies of tomorrow and learn to build innovation-enabling workplace cultures to help them to drive change and maximise their potential.

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 along their innovation journeys.

600+ delegates | 30+ speakers | interactive workshops | Innovation Centre Showcase | Support Village

CAN DO Innovation Summit

February 2021

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.

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…

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Event Archive

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…

Productivity Club: 'How businesses are staying productive'

06/05/2020

The aim of Productivity Talks is to provide you with an opportunity to discuss challenges and potential solutions, reflect on your own approach and understand the views of others.

Productivity Talks Online

24/06/2020

The aim of Productivity Talks is to provide you with an opportunity to discuss challenges and potential solutions, reflect on your own approach and understand the views of others

Productivity Talks Online...Reflecting on a Return

10/06/2020

Productivity Club Scotland is a forum for networking and peer-to-peer learning for businesses. The forum provides signposting to resources, and support for members to focus on continuous improvement and organisational…

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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