Nine startups have been selected for extended pitches at this year’s EIE22 online tech investor conference on Thursday 6th October.  The startups selected are CyberShell, Continulus, FC Labs, InFix, Lenz Labs, Microplate Dx, Pogo Studio, My Smash Media, and Hoolr, companies who are seeking between £500,000 and £3 million in investment.  The remaining 28 cohort companies at this year’s EIE will be making shorter pitches on the day.

  • CyberShell has developed IP that incorporates cyber resilience at the outset of the software development process.
  • Continulus helps doctors and nurses access expert knowledge via its video ‘pocketbooks’ technology.
  • The wearable technology being developed by FC Labs is targeting high-risk work environments like construction, engineering, oil & gas, mining and utilities.
  • InFix is a clinician-led, cloud-enabled technology platform targeting significant improvements in NHS theatre efficiency.
  • Lenz Labs is an IP-driven maintenance startup on a mission to address train delays.
  • Microplate Dx is a diagnostics spinout from the University of Strathclyde specialising in platform technology for rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing.
  • In partnership with NHS Lothian, software development startup PogoStudio has developed the Tailored Talks platform which enables healthcare professionals to build bespoke presentations for patients.
  • My Smash Media connects diverse, innovative content creators with producers, commissioners, and financiers.
  • Hoolr is a cloud-based technology helping coaches put in place tools to deliver more efficient coaching sessions.

Danny Helson, Head of Programme and Investor Relations at EIE, said: “’Our extended pitch companies this year cover technologies like artificial intelligence and data science, and come from sectors ranging from healthcare, to climate, fintech, and creative design. It was hard to pick from such a strong bunch, as we have massively talented founders and companies across the board from Scotland, around the UK and beyond, but we think the presentations on show will put the best foot forward for these exciting young technology companies.”

While welcoming investor attendees from across the world, EIE22 will also have an investor panel in place to quiz the startups pitching following their presentations.  The investor panel members are set to be announced shortly.

Last month, the EIE team revealed that keynote speakers featuring at the event include Scotland’s Chief Entrepreneur Mark Logan, Women in Enterprise Review Chair Ana Stewart, and newly appointed techUK President Sheila Flavell CBE.

In June, the EIE Scottish Startup Survey 2022 was launched, with the survey asking Scottish startup and scale-up founders and CEOs about a range of themes including investor engagement, growth strategy, economic outlook, Scottish ecosystem support, hiring plans, returning to the office, and new ways of working post-pandemic.  The findings are set to be released in the run-up to EIE22 in October.

Next week, the EIE22 Countdown event takes place at RBS Gogarburn, when the cohort companies will hear from leading business figures like former Wood Group CEO and Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller.

The EIE Investor Readiness Programme delivered by the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre has helped over 540 companies raise more than £1.1 billion since 2008.

For more information on EIE22, including sponsors and partners, please visit: https://www.eie-invest.com/