Pete Swift

Pete Swift, Director, Scot-Tech Engagement, 31

Pete is responsible for harnessing tech news, views and opinions via comprehensive research and creating compelling conference agendas, these events attended by the IT Heads & Business Leaders responsible for spending £7 billion+ in Scotland.…

Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson, CEO, Cognitive Geology, 36

Luke Johnson founded Cognitive Geology in 2014 to develop specialist geoscience software to the petroleum industry. An end user from a super-major oil company himself, with over 15 years in the field, Luke was tired…

Colin Hewitt

Colin Hewitt, CEO and founder, Float, 39

Colin Hewitt has a passion for business, developing people, and leadership. He thrive on working on difficult problems within in a team context. After founding digital agency IfLooksCouldKill in 2002, he co-founded Float - http://floatapp.com…

Stuart Lawson

Stuart Lawson, Managing Director, AISUS Offshore, 30

Stuart has been an integral part in the success of AISUS. When he set up the business in 2013, with his four fellow founders, he had only a few resources available to set up a…

Myles Edwards, Founder, Gathimba Edwards Foundation, 27

Myles first travelled to Kenya as an athlete in 2011 and during his third spell there in 2013 visited a children's home which was in dire need of support. His first goal was to get…

Ryan Crighton

Ryan Crighton, Director of Marketing, Aberdein Considine, 31

Ryan is a director at Scottish law firm Aberdein Considine with responsibility for marketing the firm’s three divisions – property, legal and financial services. In the past 12 months he has led the rebranding and…

Leah Hutcheon

Leah Hutcheon, CEO & Founder, Appointedd, 36

Leah Hutcheon is the founder and CEO of Appointedd, an Edinburgh-based startup revolutionising the way businesses sell their timeslot appointments online. Appointedd’s cloud based online booking and business management software enables businesses to take any…

Heidi Barnes

Heidi Barnes, Entrepreneur Strategy Manager, Royal Bank of Scotland, 26

Heidi’s role as Entrepreneur Strategy Manager involves programme development, project management & stakeholder management across the banks entrepreneur strategy across the UK. A key component of the entrepreneur strategy is the award winning partnership with…

Lucy-Rose Walker of Entrepreneurial Spark

Lucy-Rose Walker, Co-founder and Chief Entrepreneuring Officer (CEO), Entrepreneurial Spark, 36

Lucy-Rose Walker is co-founder and Chief Entrepreneuring Officer (CEO) at Entrepreneurial Spark. Since it was established in 2011 Entrepreneurial Spark has become one of the UK’s most exciting high growth startups and exports. From one…

Kallum with a K Russell

Kallum Russell, Chief Enterprise Officer, Acorn Enterprise, 26

Acorn Enterprise works with individuals to develop: confidence, clarity and business skills. In doing so, they help overcome the many barriers they face when launching a new business or project. Kallum “with a K” Russell…

Kendra Byers

Kendra Byers, Managing Director, Startedinburgh, 23

Kendra Byers first experience of success came about with the completion of her University degree in Festival and Event Management with Entrepreneurship in which she received a first class honours. From reconnecting with an organisation…

Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker, Founder/CEO, WeAreTheFuture, 22

Founder and CEO Bruce Walker has lead WeAreTheFuture to the successful achievement of the following awards: Highly Commended Best Small Business 2015 IPSE 15 for 2015 TEDx Speaker Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Entrepreneur…

Bruce Hydes

Bruce Hydes, Founding Director, Edgar Stewart Selection Ltd, 39

Choosing to leave a job in recruitment, Bruce built a new start up professional services recruitment business. This was originally set up in South Wales where Edgar Stewart Selection (ESS) was to be a spin-out…

Gavin Henry

Gavin Henry, Managing Director, Suretec Systems Ltd, 38

In 2003 Gavin started Suretec Systems Ltd and through developments and further collaboration, this company has become the only telecoms provider in Aberdeen to hold Ofcom telephone number allocations, and the only Internet Telephony Service…

Murray Kerr

Murray Kerr, Managing Director, SengS Subsea Engineering Solutions Ltd, 35

Murray Kerr developed and built a multi million pound company with no external support within a 4 year period. His business has gone from strength to strength with the intention of turning SengS into an international…