Pre-conference networking:

EIE is all about making connections and building your pipeline.

On the evening of Tuesday 23rd 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.


Gitte Bedford


Venture Capitalist
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmBH

Gitte Bedford is Vice President at Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmBH, the VC arm of the leading technology group. She is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities in a variety of fields, with a particular focus on software, specifically the Internet of Things, AI, security and data analytics.

Deborah Magid


Director, Software Strategy
IBM Venture Capital Group

Deborah Magid, the software strategist in IBM Venture Capital Group, shares the insights about new markets and technologies with venture firms and entrepreneurship globally. Based in Silicon Valley, she also brings insight from VCs in IBM’s growth businesses: AI, IoT, security, analytics and cloud. Deborah is a frequent speaker on such topics as trends and disruptions in various industries, as well as women in technology.

Connor Cantwell


Partner Europe
Cosimo Ventures

Connor Cantwell, Partner at Cosimo Ventures and a proven business leader with a track record of  growing businesses. His passion for new products, personnel development and his strong commercial experience enabled companies to go to market and launch in the US and Europe. He brings a high degree of strategic thinking and an understanding of what it takes to make a business successful.

More investors coming soon