WeAreTheFuture are hoping to make Edinburgh a go-to European capital for entrepreneurs, with over 1000 people expected to attend this year’s Startup Summit event. It will feature three stages and a number of speakers including Brewdog cofounder James Watt.
Marking it’s sixth year, the Startup Summit has also signed exclusive partnerships with Barclays and LINC Scotland. WeAreTheFuture founder Bruce Walker commented:
“Every major startup hub on the planet has a startup festival and it’s about time Scotland does as well. We’re excited to sign a major partnership with Barclays and LINC Scotland who are throwing their weight behind the summit and bringing expertise at every stage of growth for entrepreneurs.”
Stuart Brown, Head of SME at Barclays said: “Barclays is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, from startup through the often tricky scale-up stage and beyond. Our dedicated High Growth relationship resource provides on the ground advice and access to a range of specialised services including lending.
“The Startup Summit offers invaluable insight and connections and should be a prerequisite for any entrepreneur on the first stage of their journey. Scotland has a long history of innovation and Barclays is backing Scotland’s entrepreneurs to continue this world-beating legacy.”
David Graeme, Executive Director at LINC Scotland, said that he believes that the angel community is a “key building block” in Scotland’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“We’re excited to get behind the Startup Summit, which gives entrepreneurs access to many of the resources they need to succeed.”