Among the first confirmed speakers are Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK and co-founder of Azimo, the global FinTech money transfer platform which has raised over $70 million to date, and Rob Spiro, Co-founder of Aardvark which sold to Google for $50 million and Director of French accelerator Imagination Machine.

Now in its 8th year, the event is set to host over 1,000 people at the Assembly Rooms. 

Startup Summit is a headline event of VentureFest, Scotland’s festival of discovery and innovation. 

For the third consecutive year, Startup Summit is backed by Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. 

This year’s events will focus on three main tracks: People, Process and Performance, with speakers across three stages covering everything from attracting and retaining the best talent, to fine-tuning practices to ensure long-term success.

Startup Summit will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on October 30, 2019 and tickets are now available.

Bruce Walker, FutureX co-founder, said: “Startup Summit has grown alongside the vibrant entrepreneurial environment in Edinburgh and in our eighth year we’re ready to supercharge high growth startup companies by developing their People, Process and Performance so that we create impactful companies that are sustainable and scalable.

“We have a diverse and internationally renowned speaker lineup this year and we are delighted to welcome Marta and Rob to the SUS19 stage, with support from our longtime partners Johnston Carmichael.”

Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK, said: “UK startup talent is not only in London, and Startup Summit is the perfect proof of that. I’m excited to meet promising entrepreneurs in Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most innovative cities, and making sure Google for Startups maintains its commitment to supporting startups country-wide.”

Shaun Millican, Johnston Carmichael head of technology and business advisory, said: “In recent years Scotland, and Edinburgh in particular, has seen a boom in the presence of tech startups and entrepreneurs who have an insatiable appetite for growth and success.

“Nowhere is this more evident than at Startup Summit, which every year showcases the strong entrepreneurial spirit of Scotland. Partnering with the organisers, FutureX, was an easy decision for Johnston Carmichael as, like us, they are forward thinking, socially conscious and have an international mindset.”



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