Events > Turing 2012 - Aligning Interests: Entrepreneurs & Investors

About this event :


Date: Thursday 23rd August
Time: 9:00 – 12:00
Venue: Appleton Tower, Theatre 2, Crichton Street, EH8 9LE
Ticket Price: £10

This event is aimed at entrepreneurs, developers, angel investors & venture capitalists with an interest in the start-up ecosystem and how this can develop and grow in Scotland.

Promising to be one of this year’s standout business sessions at Turing will be the Aligning Interests: Investors & Entrepreneurs, bringing together respected global players in the start-up investment world.  The panel of start-up experts, spanning both investors & entrepreneurs of various types will discuss the question of what makes a great start-up ecosystem, as well as specifically looking at the issue of Scotland’s critical lack of seed funding & how this might be remedied. Participating from the floor will be many members of Scotland’s investment community as well as the country’s best technology entrepreneurs and developers.

Brian Caulfield: DFJ Esprit 
a VC
Brendan Richardson: ex Vision Capital an expert view from the US
Nigel Eccles: CEO of Fanduel 
a local successful entrepreneur
Sam Collins: CEO of Eventasaurus
a local “exiled” entrepreneur
Carlos Eduardo Espinal: Seedcamp
a “Micro VC”

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The Turing Festival has been developed with ERDF funding through the Interreg IVB NWE programme’s Open Innovation Project – working with business, academia and communities from North West Europe to promote collaborative approaches to innovation.

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