EIE is the premier technology investor showcase and Investor Readiness Programme, delivered by University of Edinburgh’s world-leading innovation hub, the Bayes Centre, as part of the Bayes Centre DDE Innovation – supporting companies from founding to funding.
EIE offers the most advanced start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to undergo an intensive programme to make them investor ready. This programme culminates at our technology investor showcase, where we bring together our cohort of incredible companies with international investors, to pitch for investment from Seed to Series A.
Since 2008 EIE has helped over 500 companies to raise more than $1.5 Billion in investment. It sits within the Bayes Centre, at the heart of the University of Edinburgh and is a thought leader in Scotland’s tech ecosystem.
Within EIE is the International Market Square, a unique proposition where there is the opportunity to network with related business, network with others using an AI driven curated matchmaking service and have conversations that matter.
EIE also welcomes internationally renowned speakers from government, business and the tech sector as part of its Showcase Conference, offering in depth conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.
EIE is an Official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize, the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years. Earthshot Winners will each win £1 million in prize money and the only way to be a part of The Earthshot Prize is to be nominated!
The Bayes Centre offers a new kind of collaborative, multidisciplinary proving ground where innovative technological solutions are developed for the benefit of society. EIE sits perfectly within Bayes reflecting its multidisciplinary technological approach to problem solving by having a cohort made up of innovative start-ups from 10 different sectors:
The Bayes Centre’s expertise within business development is shown by its drive to create and run programmes which support cutting edge data-driven tech start-ups and scale-ups.
The Bayes Centre runs the Venture Builder and the AI accelerator in collaboration with Edinburgh Innovations. Through programmes like these, in conjunction with EIE, the Bayes Centre expands one of the core pillars of its strategy: tech entrepreneurship.
EIE has helped over 500 companies to raise more than $1.5 Billion in investment. It sits within the Bayes Centre, at the heart of the University of Edinburgh and is a thought leader in Scotland’s tech ecosystem.
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