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.
The core VentureFest programme constitutes a series of headline events each year with a series of connected feeder events throughout the year.
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
28 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.
1,000 attendees | 30+ world class speakers | 3 stages | 30 exhibitors | 9 workshops
28 October 2020
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.
18 - 20 March
An exciting project in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland, designed to encourage and support entrepreneurs at the crucial growth stage of their business.
The Social Enterprise Forum supports the growth and development of social enterprises throughout Stirling.
Providing delegates with an opportunity to discuss challenges and potential solutions, reflect on their own approach and understand the views of others.
Annual conference providing delegates with a range of expert views, advice and guidance.
Thursday 30 January
This event looks to explore how business and academics can work together to address challenges raised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4Id) and deliver benefit from rising opportunities. Areas of…
Wednesday 22 January
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.