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AccelerateHER Conference 2019: The Sky’s No Longer the Limit

April 23 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

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An Investing Women Event in Association with Informatics Ventures EIE Invest 2019
Join Investing Women for the AccelerateHER 2019 Annual Conference and hear global trailblazers on creating a culture of innovation and self-confidence; building a world class team; encouraging more women in tech and getting investment-ready. We’ll also be trailing our 2019 AccelerateHER Award Finalists ahead of the live finals – you saw them here first!


11:30 Brunch | Exhibition

12:30 Welcome: Host, Nicky Marr and Investing Women CEO, Jackie Waring

12:45 Striving for World Best: Building a World Class Team

Global Headliner: Jaime Nieto, Director of People, The Spaceship Company, USA (Virgin Galactic’s aerospace-system manufacturing organisation) on building a world class team to lead one of the world’s most innovative companies, in its race to take us into space.

13:05 Q & A

13:15 AccelerateHER Award Finalist Pitch Film – Exclusive Preview

13:20 Striving for World Best: Helping Businesses to Perform

Nicky Marr, in conversation with athlete, broadcaster and ambassador, Mark Beaumont. World record holder for cycling round the world, Mark also inspires and helps businesses to perform.

13:40 Q & A

13:50 AccelerateHER Award Finalist Pitch Film – Exclusive Preview

13:55 Striving for World Best: Building the Team to Succeed

Jaime Nieto and Mark Beaumont are joined by Shelley Kerr, Manager, Scotland Women’s National Football Team. Panel and audience discussion on striving to be the best in the world and building the team to do it.

14:25 Coffee and Sweet Treats | Exhibition

15:00 Why we need More Women in Tech

Nicky Marr, in conversation with Ana Stewart – Scotland’s only female founder to float a fintech company.

15:20 Q & A

15:30 AccelerateHER Award Finalist Pitch Film – Exclusive Preview

15:35 Why we Need More Women in Tech

Ana Stewart is joined by Dr Steve Ewing, Director of Operations – Informatics Ventures, The University of Edinburgh and others. Panel and audience discussion on why we need and how we get, more women in tech.

16:00 Investment Ready?

Global Headliner: Mary-Anne Daly, Chief Executive in the UK, Cazenove Capital (invited). Appointed in 2017, former Wealth Manager cover star, Mary-Anne had been serving as head of UK wealth management. She joined Cazenove from Baring Asset Management where she served as head of private client service.

16:20 Investor Question Time: Mary-Anne is joined by a global legal expert and Angela Scott, COO and Founder, TC Biopharm a multi-billion biotech firm backed by Investing Women Angels. Get investment-ready advice from the best.

16:40 AccelerateHER Award Finalist Live Pitch – Exclusive Preview

16:45 Ministerial Closing Address to be announced.

17:00 Drinks | Exhibition [17:30 close]

*may be subject to change

Who Should Attend?

Female Founders and entrepreneurs in general, and Investors, Professionals, Networks and Agencies who support their success.


Exhibit and attend for £400+VAT. Contact Elaine Bone.


Fee £95+VAT. Book online here


Elaine Bone elaine@investingwomen.co.uk


Investing Women


Informatics Forum
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Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
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