Achieving net zero: where will green investment come from?9:30 am - 10:30 am
Join our panellists as they will discuss topics such as green investments, building inclusive workforces, the uncertain future of globalisation and how to achieve net zero while scaling sustainably.
Tuesday 20th Sep
The UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy seeks to unlock £90bn of private investment into green industries by 2030 as a stepping stone to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To succeed, the UK must strengthen its reputation as a global innovation hub in renewables, climate technology and low carbon industries. This debate will consider: What are the funding models and ecosystem required to untap green investment into UK scaleups? Who is driving the investment agenda for sustainable innovation and ‘good growth’? How can the UK unlock more domestic and international capital for scaleups engaged in good growth and low carbon technologies?
Dr Sally Uren
Forum for the Future
Executive Chair, BGF
Head of EMEA & President of the UK branch at Silicon Valley Bank
Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Asset Management
Founder and former Chief Executive, Good Energy
Founder & Co-CEO, THIS
Head of Sustainable Finance, Capital Markets
Working for everyone: how scaleups can build inclusive workforces3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The drive to deliver greater diversity, equity and inclusion across the scaleup ecosystem remains firmly at the top of the agenda for founders, CEOs, and business leaders. However, many scaleups still grapple with how to develop and implement an inclusive culture, particularly in the context of remote and hybrid working. This debate will discuss: How inclusion can provide a valuable tool for scaleups to recruit successfully in the current battle for talent, the building blocks of an inclusive culture within scaleups, from shaping a strategy to developing policies and leveraging technology and how remote and hybrid environments can provide opportunities to accessing diverse pools of talent, while creating new considerations for culture and management.
Wednesday 21st Sep
Globalisation on pause? How scaleups can navigate today's uncertainty9:30 am - 10:30 am
A decades-long trend towards globalisation is faltering under the pressures of the pandemic, protectionism and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While technology makes it easier than ever before to expand globally, UK-based scaleups that operate internationally face an increasingly uncertain environment. This debate will discuss: What are the competitive advantages of UK businesses on the global stage? How can scaleups benefit from strengthening ties between the UK and the US? And how will they interact with Europe? What are the challenges and opportunities facing UK scaleups seeking to operate internationally over the coming years?
Thursday 22nd Sep
Scaling sustainably: how scaleups can balance a growing footprint with a growing business3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scaling a business is linked to increased greenhouse gas emissions. As companies add headcount, build more products and open more sites, their environmental footprint tends to grow. As the UK sets a target for net zero, there is a greater focus on disentangling business growth from environmental cost - How can scaleup leaders balance growth with environmental responsibility? Is it possible to grow a business without increasing overall greenhouse gas emissions?What models should scaleups follow as they move towards net zero?
Monday 19th September
Non-dilutive capital for Fintech start-ups and scale-upsScotland Fintech Festival
Fundsquire will be at the Scotland Fintech Festival in September 2022 hosting an event in Edinburgh. Fundsquire is a global startup and scale-up growth funding specialist with offices in the UK, Australia and Canada. We help entrepreneurs grow their businesses with fast, easy, and early ways to access capital – beyond selling equity.
Tuesday 20th September - Wednesday 21st September
IAN 2022L The fifth annual conferenceCentre for Entrepreneurs
Join us for the 5th annual Incubator and Accelerator Network conference. Sponsored by Blackstone and hosted by Birmingham City University at its new STEAMhouse incubator, this flagship annual event will convene incubator managers from across the UK for best-practice sharing, networking and collaboration.
Wednesday 21st September
Sixth Sense cohort twoSixth Sense by Hexagon
Sixth Sense is an open innovation platform where ambitious, scaling start-ups can connect with world-class companies to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges.
Unlocking post-performance growth: A media summit for scale upsWavemaker Select
In partnership with the ScaleUp Institute, we’re hosting a free half-day summit for ambitious scale up brands where leading experts in branding and media, will share key strategies for growth.
Investing in our futureWomen Connetech
Join us on the 21st September in Edinburgh to discover how new and exciting technology can help enhance, develop or even a career change. To discover how new and exciting technology can help enhance, develop and change your career. This will be a chance to meet curious tech nomads to experienced developers. You will be part of a budding audience of experienced roles within the agile space to help you understand what opportunities are available to you.
Thursday 22nd September
Carbon education – decarbonising exportsSantander
As the hot Summer of 2023 continues, with news of drought, crop failures and worries over keeping livestock fed across the south of England, it's almost impossible not to admit we are now facing and dealing with the effects of global climate change. It is easy to have a bleak outlook, but there are large lights at the end of the tunnel and there is much we can do to prevent our current situation from worsening in the future. It does, however, require immediate action from all of us and that is why Santander UK are kicking-off a 'Carbon Education' webinar series with some of their fantastic ecosystem providers. If you are a UK business, then be sure not to miss September’s webinar where we will be examining ‘Decarbonising exports’. Santander and One Tribe will provide you with a simple guide to understand the carbon footprint of logistics and exports, focusing on insightful and productive ways that businesses can neutralise their logistics footprint without impacting their growth plans.
Fintech Marketers DinnerCopy House
As part of this year’s Scotland Fintech Festival, Copy House are hosting an exclusive dinner for fintech brands and representatives looking to upscale their marketing efforts. This dinner will be attended by the game-changers in the industry and is exclusive to 10 places.