EIE 2017  – 10/11 May

Talent Spark are excited to announce our sponsorship of this year’s EIE Conference, EIE17, as Gold Partners.

The event promises to be even bigger and better as it moves to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Investors will have the opportunity to hear from 60 of the most innovative and exciting tech, life sciences and energy companies around. They’ll also have the chance to listen to and be inspired by the panel of industry leaders,

EIE17 also provides the perfect opportunity to network, both during the day and at the Edinburgh Pub Trail in the evening.

Sign up before the 1st May quoting our bespoke promotional code TS-EIE17 and you’ll enjoy the early bird rate PLUS a further Talent Spark 10% discount.





Approaching its tenth year, EIE has been growing year on year so it’s time to move EIE to its new home at the EICC where it will have more room to grow and expand, giving you even more reason to come and visit.


At EIE17 you will be able to meet and hear pitches from a host of innovative European tech companies as well as uncovering some exciting future prospects in our all new start-up alley.


EIE17 will go beyond just the conference day. There is a full social programme planned with a delegate pub trail through some iconic streets of Edinburgh planned for the evening before to get you out and about and networking with the entrepreneurs and delegates in a friendly setting.

Investors will be invited to a drinks reception on board the stunning Royal Yacht Britannia where networking can begin in the only the very best surroundings.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join Scotland’s leading technology investor showcase.


Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

Partner - DFJ

Steve Jurvetson has a reputation for investing in pioneering companies that create new sectors. Two early bets include Elon Musk-led companies, Tesla (Jurvetson owns its first sedan and second SUV) and SpaceX. Jurvetson holds board seats at both companies. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Planet, a company that has launched the largest constellation of Earth-observation micro-satellites, and D-Wave, a quantum computing company which counts Google, NASA and Lockheed-Martin as customers.

Martin Gilbert

Martin Gilbert

CEO and Co-Founder - Aberdeen Asset Management

Martin Gilbert is a co-founder and Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, the holding company of the fund management group that was established in 1983. Under Martin’s leadership, Aberdeen has become one of the world’s leading independent asset managers through a combination of organic growth and acquisition. The Group’s core expertise is in equities, fixed income, alternatives and property and it manages assets for national and corporate pension funds, central banks, financial institutions, charities, foundations and private individuals around the world. It joined the FTSE 100 in March 2012.

Duncan Logan

Duncan Logan

Founder and CEO - RocketSpace

Duncan Logan is the founder and CEO of RocketSpace – a global ecosystem of people and ideas that provides velocity – speed and direction – to help the world’s top innovators bring the future to market. Founded in San Francisco in 2011, its global network of technology campuses is designed to help tech startups scale. Alumni include 18 unicorns such as Blippar, Spotify, Uber and Leap Motion. RocketSpace’s Corporate Innovation Services team of experts help fuel global brands’ innovation programs by tapping into its ecosystem of startups from around the world. RocketSpace recently announced plans to open tech campuses in London, Australia and China.

Bob Keiller

Bob Keiller

Chairman - Scottish Enterprise

Bob Keiller is an entrepreneur and businessman with a passion for inspiring others – he mentors CEOs, coaches entrepreneurs and trains teams from the third sector on change leadership. He does this on a pay-forward basis so, for example, expects CEOs that he mentors to mentor others in turn.