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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.

Be part of Europe's top cross-functional tech conf...

The smartest people in tech are coming to Turing Fest. You should be one of them!
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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

Featuring speakers from world-class companies including...

n26
techstars
intercom
izettle
monzo
current-health
stride
tech-eu
sleeping-giants
jugnoo
care-sourcer
igs

What's on the agenda

View the full conference schedule
Day 1 (Wednesday 28 August)

The Technology of Better Humans

Chris Messina
Chris Messina

Inventor of the hashtag
Ex-Google & Uber

How to Build a Team Culture That People Leave — And Then Come Back To

Paddy Moogan (Aira)
Paddy Moogan

Co-founder
Aira

Avoiding Feedback Failure: Brain-Based Techniques For Getting the Best From Your Team

Kirsty Hulse
Kirsty Hulse

Founder
Roar Training & Manyminds

Why Startups Win: How to Leverage Chaos for Superior Performance

Fred Destin
Fred Destin

Partner
Stride.VC

Weaving Mental Health into the DNA of Your Company

Emily Anhalt
Dr Emily Anhalt

Co-founder & Chief Clinical Officer
Beam

Stop Recruiting for Rockstars: The Skills You Really Want to Hire For, and Why

Danae Shell (Care Sourcer)-1
Danae Shell

Chief Marketing Officer
Care Sourcer

Cultivating High-Performing Teams in Hypergrowth

Patrick Kua
Patrick Kua

Chief Scientist
N26

Agritech and the Disruption of Farming: Feeding the World Sustainably

David Farquhar (IGS)
David Farquhar

CEO
Intelligent Growth Solutions

Panel: Corporate Social Responsibility

Brewgooder
  • Shane Corstorphine (Skyscanner)
  • Alan Mahon (Brewgooder)
  • Glen Manoff (Trustpilot)
  • Tara Mansfield (Monzo)
Day 2 (Thursday 29 August)

Beat Your Competition With This One Weird Trick: Inclusion

Meri Williams
Meri Williams

Chief Technology Officer
Monzo

Lessons Learned & Mistakes Made: GTM in the US from Europe

Christopher McCann (Current Health)
Christopher McCann

Co-founder & CEO
Current Health

Healthy and Effective Leadership Teams

Maria Gutierrez
Maria Gutierrez

Director of Engineering, London
Intercom

Decentralizing the On-Demand Economy

Samar Singla (Jugnoo)
Samar Singla

Founder & CEO
Jugnoo

6 Lessons From a Marketing Fraud

Tiffany DaSilva
Tiffany DaSilva

Founder
FlowJo.co

TBA

Startup Ecosystems as Meta-Startups: Why and How to Invest

Natalie Novick (Tech.eu)
Natalie Novick

Research Editor
Tech.eu

Sleeping Giants & The Era of Brand Safety

Nandini Jammi
Nandini Jammi

Co-founder
Sleeping Giants

Fireside Chat: Magnus Nilsson

Magnus Nilsson (iZettle)
Magnus Nilsson

Co-founder & Executive Chairman
iZettle

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Turing Fest brings an interesting group of people together... I think that's very important; we can't keep siloing and isolating these different cultures and disciplines. We need to bring them together and have discussions — how do we get engineering and product to work better together? How do we get marketing involved? How do we work together as an entire unit towards a better goal?

Iain Brown
Software engineer, Administrate

Turing Fest is like a tech conference, but better. It's not faceless. It's not anonymous. You're hearing real stories from real people. The networking isn't just there as a bolt-on — it really matters. You speak to people who are doing real things today, and that's important.

Harrison Gilmore
Product manager, Care Sourcer

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 was brought to you in partnership with...

Administrate
Deliveroo Engineering
ChartMogul
Current Health
FanDuel
iZettle
Pendo
Smartsheet
usertesting
Zonal
Cathcart Associates
CodeClan
Cyclr
FreeAgent
HotDocs by AbacusNext
Intercom
Modulr
New Verve
Seedrs
Nucleus
Optimizely
Starling Bank
Alpha P Tech
Blockchain Technology Partners
Boundary
CodeBase
Digital People
DPL.ai
Getgo Studio
Hassl
Oracle
#ScotlandIsNow
Turing Trust
Wistia
Official Lounge Sponsor
Bureau
Official Beer Sponsor
Brewgooder
Official Sticker Sponsor
StickerMule
Community Partner
Startup Sesame