Fintech leaders among key speakers for scottish scale-up event
Leaders behind innovative fintech businesses will be among the speakers at this year’s Invest2Scale 2023 being held in Edinburgh. They include Thomas Gillan, CEO of Edinburgh-based payment orchestration provider BR-DGE and Mohsin Rashid, CEO and co-founder of consumer-facing fintech ZipZero. In June, the company moved its headquarters from London to Aberdeen’s ONE Tech Hub.
Callum Murray, the founder and CEO of Amiqus Resolution will also take part in the event as a contributor during a fintech panel discussion.
They will join keynote speaker Shane Corstorphine, the founder of Scaling Up Consulting and a former senior executive at Skyscanner, at the Invest2Scale event on 31 October.
Shane set up his consultancy business, which provides coaching for CEOs of rapidly scaling businesses, in 2019 after exiting from Scottish-founded unicorn company Skyscanner where he served as both CFO and Senior VP of Growth. He was an integral part of the tech company’s C-suite team that saw it scale from around 75 people to more than 1,500. Shane is also a non-Executive director for the market-leading Forge Holiday Group and for Glasgow-based healthcare scale-up, Simple Online Pharmacy.
The 2023 Invest2Scale event, which supports scalable Scottish companies with high growth prospects, will be chaired by Michael Moore. A former Scottish Secretary who served in the 2010 Coalition Government, Michael is now Chief Executive of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Other speakers at Invest2Scale 2023 include Gemma Hamilton, an investor at BGF, an established and independent fund that has committed over £3.5bn of investment into SMEs across the UK & Ireland; and Carol Thompson, CEO of Glasgow-based BDD Pharma, who has led its growth as an integrated development and clinical trials company.
Also addressing the event will be Mike Reid, founder and Senior Partner of Frog Capital; Mark Boggett, CEO at Seraphim Space, the world’s leading specialist investor in the SpaceTech domain; and Federico Charosky, founder and CEO of Edinburgh-headquartered global cyber security services company Quorum Cyber; Craig Johnson, co-founder and Director of Strategic Partnerships at ENOUGH; and Hayley Raeper, People Lead at digital development partners xDesign.
Launched in 2022, Invest2Scale helps revenue-generating scalable Scottish companies which are ready for high-level growth by providing them with direct access to investors and VCs. The event is led by law firm MBM Commercial, accountants and advisers CT, recruitment specialists Eden Scott, and Angel Capital Scotland (formerly LINC Scotland).
Michelle Lownie, CEO of Invest2Scale founder company Eden Scott, who will also be taking part in a panel discussion at this year’s event, said:
“We are delighted to have secured such a strong line-up of speakers for Invest2Scale 2023. Our roster of expert guests all understand and have direct experience within the scale-up community and will bring huge value to this event by sharing their stories and offering supportive insights for companies that are on the verge of global growth.”
Further information on Invest2Scale 2023 can be found at: www.invest2scale.com