Rocketspace to touch down in Edinburgh

One of the world’s top tech accelerators is set to feature at a start-up business conference in Edinburgh later this month.

Rocketspace, which connects the biggest brands on the planet with Silicon Valley tech innovators, will appear at the Startup Summit at the Assembly Rooms on November 14.

Duncan Logan, founder of the San Francisco-based incubator, which recently raised $336 million from Chinese investors, will address over 1,000 entrepreneurs live and an estimated 20,000 online viewers.

The event, which is in its fifth year, is put on by We Are the Future founder Bruce Walker who took that concept from high school to 13 cities world wide, including the US, Middle East and Asia.

This year is the first time the Startup Summit has attracted a major sponsor in the form of Barclays and there are plans to expand it to more locations around the globe in 2017.

Stuart Brown, Head of SME at Barclays said “Barclays Bank is strongly focussed on supporting entrepreneurs on their journey from the idea through building the business and onto success, which takes a variety of forms. Similarly, the Startup Summit plays valuable role in backing entrepreneurs and we are delighted to sponsor and support the UK’s leading gathering for entrepreneurs.”

Business leaders from the US, Asia and Europe are all expected to attend the event, which will feature a mix of indigenous and international tech talent including FanDuel, ITV, IBM and Indiegogo.

In the past the event has attracted big name speakers and organisations such as Google, Uber, eBay, and Virgin to Scotland’s Capital.

Commenting on this years Startup Summit in Edinburgh, Mr Walker said: “The energy and creativity generated at the Startup Summit is unrivalled. This summit is a place for entrepreneurs, innovators and visionaries, we bring everything an entrepreneur needs to succeed into one room.”