Yay, it’s that time of year again.
Yes, spring - but also very importantly, it’s EiE time.
EiE (Engage Invest Exploit) is the largest investor showcase on the planet (well, definitely in Scotland) and it is not just an investor showcase but a full programme of support for start-up and scale-up companies actively looking for investment to deliver on their potential and ambition.
We have been part of the EiE family since 2015 - and this not only includes mentors, supporters, professional advisors, investors but very importantly, a wide range of current and past participants.
This year, however, EiE will be an extra special event for us. We have been selected, among 12 top tech companies in Scotland, to present UrbanTide and our innovative product, USMART in a 6-minute pitch during the 2 day event. We are very much looking forward to sharing our USMART data platform story and future plans on the day. In the meantime here is a taste of what’s to come:
From the kick-off EiE Bootcamp in Stirling back in January - Steve, Danny, Ronnie, Siobhan and Tobi - have guided and supported us every step of the road. We have received presentation skills, stage skills, pitch filming, investor preparation, investor networking, and some great promotion along the way.
The 60 companies who are successful in the application process are guaranteed a 1-minute pitch on stage at EICC in front of potentially 700 people on Thursday 11th May 2017. 12 out of those 60 are picked by investors and mentors to advance to the much coveted 6-minute pitch stage.
EiE is a critical part of our investment journey and we just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone involved and GOOD LUCK to all our fellow companies on the day.
See you all there…
You can read more about some of the next Scottish tech unicorns here.
*picture by Stewart Attwood