Investing Women Ambition & Growth Conference and Awards Dinner 2018

Ambition & Growth 2018 will inspire, motivate and inform. As a growth aspirational entrepreneur, business angel or a professional in a leadership role; you will hear inspirational speakers, participate in useful master classes and experience the ‘buzz’ of the live AccelerateHER pitch final.

Taking place on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018, at the marvellous setting of the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, this annual event is not to be missed. The conference will be followed by the Ambition & Growth Awards Dinner, featuring a very special guest.

Book before Friday 19 January to receive our special ‘Early Bird’ rate on day delegate rates, and join us in the evening for the glittering AccelerateHER Ambition & Growth dinner.

Who should attend?

The Investing Women Ambition & Growth conference will bring together entrepreneurs, new and existing angel investors, professionals and enterprise support specialists. Whether you are an entrepreneur keen to grow and perhaps looking for investment, thinking of starting your own business or seeking to become an angel investor, this event is for you. It will also provide a great opportunity for existing angel investors and groups to meet companies they may wish to talk further with and hear from Scotland’s most ambitious and growth aspiring women-led companies in particular. Many professionals and academic specialists will also be participating in the conference.

Why attend?

The Ambition & Growth Conference has a stellar line up of keynote speakers, practical master classes and 1:1 clinics. The event is designed to inspire the ambition and growth of entrepreneurs; women in particular. It has also been designed to demystify angel investing for prospective new women angels and inform both angels and professionals through sharing tangible growth strategy ‘know-how’.

Delegates at the conference can gain invaluable advice from active business angels and a series of top professionals in the ever popular 1:1 Clinics; as well as participate in practical master classes.

These will include topics such as

  • Positioning your company for SEIS/EIS
  • What Business Angels Look for in Your Business
  • Financial Readiness
  • Intellectual Property
  • Innovation
  • Support for Growth Planning
  • HR

AccelerateHER Ambition & Growth Awards Dinner

The Awards Dinner is a celebration of Scotland’s top female-led companies and will see the live announcement and presentation of the AccelerateHER Growth Awards and recognition of the 6 Ambition Award winners.

Besides the excitement of the Awards, participants will also hear from an exciting celebrity figure who will speak at dinner (under wraps for now); as well as enjoy some wonderful food and the pre-dinner drinks reception.

Commercial Opportunities

Our Ambition and Growth conference is a great way to market your company to the start-up and high growth business community whether by an exhibition stand or sponsorship.

  • Build business to business relationships and opportunities face to face with new and existing clients
  • Develop relationships with many new referral partners and contacts
  • Publicise your brand to over 300 conference and dinner delegates and reach our extended connections through website promotion, social media, e-alerts and inclusion in the conference website digital brochure

Exhibit for just £600 + VAT which includes space, conference and dinner attendance and marketing. Contact for information and booking.

A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact


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