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Head of Google for Startups to Speak at Edinburgh Startup Summit

Sinead Donnelly


Startup Summit

Startup Summit, one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurship events will return to Edinburgh on October 30th with an expert panel of speakers.

Marta Krupinska, head of Google for Startups UK and co-founder of Azimo, will speak at the event along with Rob Spiro, co-founder of Aardvark and director of French accelerator Imagination Machine.

This year’s event is set to host over 1,000 people at the Assembly Rooms and will focus on three key themes: People, Process and Performance. Speakers will cover topics spanning hiring and retaining the best talent and enhancing practices to guarantee future success.

Commenting on the summit, confirmed speaker Marta Krupinska pointed out that “UK startup talent” is not solely found in London. She said: “I’m excited to meet promising entrepreneurs in Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most innovative cities, and making sure Google for Startups maintains its commitment to supporting startups country-wide.”

Bruce Walker, Co-founder of FutureX said that the startup summit has expanded alongside the “vibrant entrepreneurial environment in Edinburgh.”

He also said that as the event is in its eighth year “we’re ready to supercharge high growth startup companies by developing their People, Process and Performance so that we create impactful companies that are sustainable and scalable.”


Startup Summit will once again be supported by Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent firm of business advisors and chartered accountants.

“We have a diverse and internationally renowned speaker lineup this year and we are delighted to welcome Marta and Rob to the SUS19 stage, with support from our longtime partners Johnston Carmichael,” Walker added.

Shaun Millican, Head of Technology and Business Advisory at Johnston Carmichael also emphasised the “boom” Edinburgh has seen “in the presence of tech startups and entrepreneurs who have an insatiable appetite for growth and success”.

“Nowhere is this more evident than at Startup Summit, which every year showcases the strong entrepreneurial spirit of Scotland,” he continued.

“Partnering with the organisers, FutureX, was an easy decision for Johnston Carmichael as, like us, they are forward-thinking, socially conscious and have an international mindset.”

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Sinead Donnelly


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