Turing Fest grew organically out of the booming Scottish startup ecosystem, in response to the clear need for more opportunities for tech entrepreneurs in Scotland and across Europe to connect, share and learn together. With this year’s Strategy track, we’re recommitting ourselves to that mission: we’re designing an agenda that’s focused on giving entrepreneurs and executives the insight they need to grow their businesses.
We’re going to go deep on the practical strategic questions that bedevil founders everywhere: how to identify market opportunities and plot your route to market; how to recruit and retain the right people at the right time; how and when to raise money, and what ‘scaling’ really entails. And to do it, we’re both drawing on the deep experience and expertise in the Scottish tech community, and bringing a global perspective to Scotland.
It’s going to be a brilliant day of keynotes, panels and fireside chats, and an unparalleled opportunity to make some invaluable new contacts. Here’s what awaits you on Wednesday 2 August…
We’ve carefully selected a lineup of entrepreneurs and executives with experience at every stage of the startup lifecycle: from seed-stage to exit, and from MVP to mature product with millions of users. This isn’t going to be a sales pitch, and it’s not (just) a pep talk: you’re going to hear seasoned professionals talking candidly about the challenges faced by growing businesses — and sharing critical lessons in overcoming them.
As well as hearing first-hand stories and lessons from the people building companies, it’s vital to include in the conversation the people who support and enable those companies to grow and scale. That’s why our Strategy lineup also includes a diverse set of investors, advisors and mentors. You’ll get practical advice from people with decades of experience investing in tech businesses, and helping founders grow those businesses.
It’s going to be a fascinating day — join us at EICC on Day 1 of Turing Fest, and be part of the conversation.