I can’t wait for next week when Edinburgh hosts the annual Engage Invest Exploit (EIE14) event at the Assembly Rooms. Admittedly I don’t get out much (launching a start-up and having 3 small children) but honestly I’ve been looking forward to it for months.

I must confess to being a tad cynical last year as to whether it was going to deliver. Was it going to be another event that was actually just full of advisers preying on young companies? But no, the whole thing was wonderful, the speakers were inspiring (Sir Tom Hunter & Sherry Coutu) and hosted by the fantastic Quentin Cooper. Jam packed full of amazing companies with brilliant ideas.

As the organisers explain: “It is Scotland’s premier annual investor event, showcasing the best companies spinning out of Scotland’s world class universities and start-ups from our wider entrepreneurial eco-system. EIE has established a ‘must attend’ reputation in the Global calendar giving investors and serial technology entrepreneurs the opportunity to listen to and meet with a large number of Scotland’s high-potential, high-quality companies in a short space of time.”

So if you can’t get yourself a ticket for this years event – poor you – you’re missing out on a treat. But not to worry you’ll soon see some of the best companies here on ShareIn and be able to invest directly!




*For those of you who haven’t heard of Breaking Bad it was one of the greatest television series of all time. 

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