About EIE18

EIE18 - 19th April 2018.

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About EIE18

EIE, Engage Invest Exploit, is Scotland’s premier technology investor showcase.

As a standalone event, it features the most innovative data-driven tech companies emerging from Scotland, the UK and beyond. At EIE you will;

• network with fellow investors and entrepreneurs

• meet 60 pitching companies seeking investment

• hear from industry thought leaders through our carefully selected keynotes

• experience the vibrant tech scene and ecosystem that is putting Scotland on the map for technology innovation.

Why Edinburgh? Why Scotland?

Aside from the stunning scenery and breathtaking historical setting, Scotland is where ideas become legends. You could say pioneering innovation is in Scotland’s soul; we have been exporting talent and innovation around the world for centuries, from the telephone and television to penicillin and Dolly the Sheep.

Our population may be small but it packs a punch with two billion dollar companies in FanDuel and Skyscanner emerging from just one square mile of Edinburgh. Scotland has the talent and the networks to deliver big so come and see it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

What does EIE look like?


Pre-conference networking:

EIE is all about making connections and building your pipeline.

On the evening of Wednesday 18th April, investors are invited to attend an exclusive drinks reception aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia the evening before the conference. Here you will have the opportunity to build relationships with local investors and explore syndicate possibilities.

Entrepreneurs and corporate guests alike can start networking over a drink or two whilst taking in the sights of the historical city centre on our pub trail.

Conference Day:

On Thursday 19th April, the Scottish tech scene will convene in the historic McEwan Hall, a building at the heart of the University of Edinburgh which has seen many an innovator tread its boards.

Over the course of the day EIE18 will showcase 60 high growth, data-driven innovative tech companies pitching for seed, to series A, funding. Companies are pre-selected from the following sectors:

Satellites & Space Tech
AI & Data Science
Internet of Things
Energy, Climate & Cleantech
Digital Health & Medtech
Fintech & Cybersecurity
Creative Design & Mediatech
Robotics & Autonomy
Smart Cities & Mobility

We are honoured to announce that this year’s keynotes will be delviered by pioneers of the tech and investment world in the forms of Dame Stehpanie Shirley and Eileen Burbidge MBE.

Conference Dinner

The conference will culminate at the spectacular National Museum of Scotland where conversations can continue over dinner. Here the winners of the coveted EIE awards will be announced and our after dinner speaker will keep you entertained and inspired until the end of the night. The EIE dinner is the largest gathering of the Scottish tech scene so be sure to purchase your ticket, or why not even a table?


EIE18 is proudly sponsored by organisations supporting and advocating high growth technology companies across Scotland.

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