ENGAGE INVEST EXPLOIT (EIE15) took place on Thursday 14th May in Edinburgh and SIE supported businesses were out in force to impress investors at the annual event.
EIE15 brings together technology companies including spin-outs from Scotland’s world leading universities and early stage companies with over 160 investors from Scotland, the UK, Europe, Asia and America. EIE15 gives investors and serial technology entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear from Scotland’s high-potential, high-quality companies.
60 companies were given the opportunity to pitch or exhibit; 11 of whom are currently being supported by SIE or are SIE alumni. The standard of pitches was really high and we are delighted that Orfeas Boteas (Krotos Ltd) was awarded Pitch of the Day.
The keynote speaker, Lesley Eccles from FanDuel, also has SIE connections. Our Business Advisors supported FanDuel (formally known as HubDub) back in 2008 before they launched their product at EIE in 2010.
As well as pitching, the entrepreneurs had the opportunity to exhibit and network during the day and at an evening reception dinner. SIE supported businesses included;
Anthony Gerrard – Bad Idea
Assean Sheik – Flavourly
Christopher McCann – snap 40
Craig Johnstone – Giglets
David Hunter – Shotscope
David Townsend – Townrock Energy
Harshdeep Singh – BizVento
Jack ng – Sansible
Kanika Bansal – Medicen Devise
Louis Schena – Swipii
Orfeas Boteas – Krotos Ltd
Thank you to EIE15 for a fantastic event, we can’t wait to hear what investment partnerships were formed.