We support globally ambitious technology companies headquartered anywhere in the world.

Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education & community networking we prepare and equip technology entrepreneurs to scale up.

Our partnerships with businesses and world-class institutions instil budding entrepreneurs with the confidence to take on the world.

Just like the entrepreneurs we support, we are always thinking big. How can we do what we do better? What partnerships can we forge, what opportunities can we source that will help technology companies grow? Our team draws on a wide range of skills and backgrounds to deliver the best programmes, helping technology entrepreneurs to scale by providing an unrivalled quality of experience.

Put simply, we are always raising the bar.

dr steve ewing


Tel. +44 (0)131 650 9936

Prior to joining the EIE Team, Steve worked as Senior Business Development Executive on the Design Informatics Resident Entrepreneurs programme that fostered the creation of four new companies and several new prototypes and products. He led on the development of strategic alliances between corporates and the School’s robotics institute and two successful EPSRC funding bids for a new robotics facility and Centre for Doctoral Training aimed at creating industry and innovation-focused graduates. Prior to this, Steve worked as a biotechnology and pharmaceuticals equities analyst for Deutsche Bank AG and WestLB Panmure in the City of London.

Danny Helson


Tel. +44 (0)131 650 4427   Mob. +44 (0)7984 035399

Prior to joining the EIE Team at its inception in 2008 Danny was the Commercial Executive for the Edinburgh-Stanford Link, helping companies in Scotland’s less affluent areas access its world-class research and strategic R&D expertise. Danny has over 20 years of senior sales experience in both the UK and Australia, having begun his career with Nestle UK who he was with for 12 years before re-locating to Perth, Australia. He returned to the UK to complete his MBA at the Edinburgh Business School, with electives in small business and strategy, and has called Scotland home ever since



Tel. +44 (0)131 650 9979

Ronnie has over 23 years of conference & event management experience, and prior to joining the EIE Team, ran her own company Rj Events, where she delivered events for such clients as Young Company Finance, Interface- Connection for Business, EPIS (Edinburgh Pre-Incubator Scheme) and Business Forum Scotland Ltd. Previously Ronnie was PA to the Director of Commercialisation within TRS (Technology & Research Services) at Heriot-Watt University and played a pivotal role in the administration of the commercialisation strategy. Ronnie was also a founder and driving force behind the company Innovation Event Management Ltd.

Siobhan Gilliland

SIOBHAN GILLILAND, Events and Communications Assistant

Tel. +44 (0)131 650 4404

Siobhan is the Events & Finance Assistant and brings with her 10 years of secretarial and administrative experience from her previous roles at Edinburgh Investment Consultants (EIC) and Dundee City Council. Siobhan has also previously worked in the hospitality industry which complements her current role as the first point of contact for all visitors and delegates. Alongside Ronnie Johnston, Siobhan is responsible for delivering the EIE Team’s events to the high standard we hold ourselves to, and our stakeholders have come to expect.