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Des Traynor at Turing Fest 2018

From seed to scale, learn from the people who built some of tech's most impactful businesses

Join a diverse audience of startup and scaleup founders, executives and investors for a candid exploration of what it takes to start, scale and sustain high-growth tech businesses.

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Lead @ Turing Fest 2019
Edinburgh International Conference Centre
28-29 August 2019

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast. So we've got a lot to chew over...

The Lead track at Turing Fest 2019 provides a forum for founders and managers at all stages to connect and share strategic insight and war stories from their startup journey. Over two days, you'll hear from founders, execs and investors who have built and backed some of the world's most exciting technology businesses, talking frankly about how they did it — and the mistakes they made along the way.

Strategy & Leadership

From MVP to maturity, learn how founders and investors in top-flight tech businesses think about products and markets — and how to avoid the traps that sink promising startups

Culture & People

A deep look at how to attract and retain the right talent to execute on your strategy, and build the healthy and inclusive organisations that enable people to do their best work

Growth & Scaling

From seed stage to global scale, take a deep dive into how the choices you make — from leadership team, to business model, to the funding mechanisms — shape your journey

Seeing is believing. Here's a taste of what's in store...

Turing Fest brings remarkable founders and seasoned executives from some of the world's most exciting startups and scaleups to Scotland, to talk candidly about the challenges of building and scaling tech businesses. Here are just a few of the sessions we've hosted in previous years...

Boards That Don't Suck


Fred Destin
Founding Partner, Stride.VC

What We’ve Learned From Scaling to 0-25k+ Paying Customers


Des Traynor
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Intercom

Building With Diversity


Check Warner
Co-founder & CEO, Diversity VC

The Real Reasons Startups and Scale-ups Fail (And What to Do About It)


Mark Logan
Former COO, Skyscanner

Our Fundamental Strategy of Building a Business is Broken


Patrick Campbell
Co-founder & CEO, ProfitWell

"Things Are Getting Mental”: Let's Talk About Self-Care and Startups


John Peebles
CEO, Administrate

No Office Required: Building Culture on a Remote Team


Courtney Seiter
Director of People, Buffer

Making Remote Inclusive


James Mayes
Co-founder & CEO, Mind the Product

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1-day tickets

£249  £399 
Book now to lock in the best price, and RSVP which day you're attending once the full schedule is announced!


  • One-day access to sessions & expo (28 or 29 August)
  • Official & partner parties and networking events
  • HD video from every session on-demand
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Team Pack (3+)

£349  £549 
Share the Turing Fest experience with your colleagues and clients — and score extra savings too!


  • Full access to the main conf (28-29 August)
  • Official & partner parties and networking events
  • HD video from every session on-demand
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Turing Fest is one of the most unique, valuable, well-produced events in its field. The commitment to diverse people and content, to actionable, useful information (over ego-stoking panels), and to making it both uniquely Scottish and globally relevant make it a can’t-miss conference./p>

Rand Fishkin
Co-founder, SparkToro

Great atmosphere with the audience, brilliant number of companies and founders, and just a really lovely, relaxed, congenial atmosphere, which is really rare at a tech conference. It just feels like everyone's having fun and are here for the right reasons. I think what's unique about Turing is the focus on what is actually super-helpful for early-stage companies.

Check Warner
Co-founder & CEO, Diversity VC

I love that Turing Fest brings together a variety of disciplines under one roof – it's a great realization that all these different areas inform and interact with one another, and harmonizing them together is the way to build world-class companies! The backdrop of the Edinburgh Festival makes this event truly one of a kind.

Courtney Seiter
Director of People, Buffer

What's really great about Turing is that you have a really dense, compounding community that's getting better every year. When you come here, the conversations that you have about tactics, strategy and everything in between are really in-depth in a way that you just can't get anywhere else — plus, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful European cities out there!

Patrick Campbell
Co-founder & CEO, ProfitWell

Turing Fest 2019 is brought to you in partnership with...

Current Health
Blockchain Technology Partners
Official Lounge Sponsor
Official Beer Sponsor
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