Hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre - EIE20 Goes Digital
EIE20, the technology investor showcase, is going digital on the 14th October, and will welcome fifty new and exciting data-driven start-ups and scale-ups to pitch for investment online.
The event which was originally scheduled for April, was planned to go ahead at Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall but will now be hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre on a virtual conference platform.
Steve Ewing, director of entrepreneurship at Bayes Centre, says this has allowed EIE to widen its net in relation to investors, conference speakers, sponsors and participants in 2020. Ewing said:
“One unintended consequence of Covid is that by going virtual in 2020 we’ve been able to broaden the target market in terms of participants and supporters and that’s enabled us to go even more global. Having seen how this had developed over the last few months, it’s encouraged us to look at a more hybrid EIE event going forward.”
Since 2008, EIE has supported almost 500 tech start-ups and scale-ups who have raised over £750 million. These include FanDuel, Mallzee, Current Health, ZoneFox, Two Big Ears, pureLiFi, Float, Citruslabs and Amiqus.
Some of the start-ups taking part include: Machines With Vision in the Smart Cities and Mobility category; Trade in Space in Space and Satellite Tech; Criton in Internet of Things; and Polydigi in Fintech and Cyberscurity, led by AccelerateHER Awards Rising Star; Monica Ohashi.
Other start-up categories include AI and Data Science; Creative Design and Media Tech; Digital Health and Medtech; Energy, Climate and Cleantech and Robotics and Autonomy.
On behalf of the Bayes Centre and together with the invaluable support of our Partners and Sponsors, we are greatly looking forward to maximising this opportunity and look forward to welcoming participants from all over the globe.
Find out more about this year’s cohort.