In the lead-up to Impact Summit Online, we're making it easier than ever for you to plan your day and work out who you'd like to speak to.
To help you organise your day, each exhibitor profile includes contact information and social media profiles for the organisation as well as representatives who will join on May 20th. You’ll also spot links to schedule meetings with exhibitors, just in case you don’t have time to talk with them on the day!
STV is Scotland’s leading digital media brand. In 2019 4.5 million people in Scotland watched STV and 2.2 million used the STV Player. They are delighted to be part of the business community in Scotland and are committed to supporting businesses across the country, we are here to help.
Over the last 2 years, they have welcomed over 250 Scottish businesses as members of the STV Growth Fund, providing £10m of funding to make TV advertising more accessible for companies of all shapes and sizes.
To continue this successful support, they recently increased their investment in the STV Growth Fund by an additional £10m. This commitment will provide opportunities for advertisers to continue to promote and build their businesses during 2020 and beyond.
Get in touch or find STV in the virtual networking space to find out more about marketing solutions available for your business and for information on how to join the STV Growth Fund!
Zero Waste ScotlanD
Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where they can have the greatest impact on climate change. Using evidence and insight, their goal is to inform policy and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.
Zero Waste Scotland leads work to end the climate crisis by pioneering the sustainable production and consumption of everything we need to survive and thrive. They champion resilience, resourcefulness and responsibility so our economy and the environment can recover and grow back together.
The organisation provides practical advice and support to empower and connect all kinds of businesses to collectively embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of making things last.
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is an app the connects low vision users with volunteers around the world to solve daily accessibility challenges together.
Be My Eyes has a focus on community growth and connection. They provide a service that allows individuals with visual challenges to live independently without needing to have someone around at all times of the day.
In this period of social distancing, their service has provided a useful outlet for those lacking access to their usual support networks while acting as a means for the community to interact with each other.
Less Waste LaurA
Less Waste Laura is an online environmental ethical influencer where she shares tips, tricks, and inspiration on how we can all live more sustainably in our day-to-day lives.
Less Waste Laura is helping everyday people create massive change in the way they live their lives, making a better impact on the planet and living more sustainably. This is a growing community where people come together to share tips, tricks, and inspiration!
Bad Dinosaur design and build apps for startups, existing businesses and anyone in between! They work closely with entrepreneurs and SMEs across sectors, helping them grow and engage their customers.
The team at Bad Dinosaur love helping passionate people to build fantastic products and services that create impact. Now, more than ever, they have seen their current clients pivoting to support local businesses and people during this global pandemic.
While their clients vary in what they are trying to achieve, the constant is their impact and reach. Working with entrepreneurs allows Bad Dinosaur to be at the forefront of development and change.
CoGo is a purpose-driven organisation with a unique technology platform and app that connects consumers and businesses. Their ambition is to change business to change the world. With thousands of consumers and hundreds of businesses, they are building a movement of people whose voices make a difference to our world, every day.
They believe in a new impact economy where all businesses are a force for good, and they believe that the positive feedback loop CoGo creates between conscious consumers and businesses that care will accelerate our way towards this vision.
With purpose at their heart, CoGo was built to drive for a better world for people and our planet.
Most recently, they launched their groundbreaking Carbon Footprint Tracker to further enable consumers and businesses to drive for Carbon Zero. With their UK Open Banking integration, users now discover their Carbon Footprint and track it in real-time linked directly to their spending and lifestyle choices.
The Data Lab
The Data Lab is Scotland's Innovation Centre for data and AI. Our mission is to help Scotland maximise value from data and lead the world to a data-powered future.
The Data Lab believes that Scotland can lead the world to a future where data powers scientific progress, economic prosperity and social good. They act as a catalyst, using their expertise, network, funding and platforms to change how Scotland, and the world, innovates with data.
#EthicalHour is an online community for Big Why business founders who work for people, planet and profit. Running an impact business can be lonely - traditional business networks and advice don't always "get it", but we do. They give you the community, training, expertise and support you need to build a business that changes the world!
#EthicalHour helps Big Why business founders overcome overwhelm, build influence and make more income so they can elevate their impact. They provide the training and support to help you build a thriving, impactful business - and re-invest a percentage of theirs sales revenue into causes aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and microfinance loans for entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Extincts CIC exists to mobilise the next generation of animal protectors. They are concerned with the rapid loss of biodiversity through deforestation and other harmful human activities and want to save our planet and they think that educating little people is the way to go. Their digital collectables game teaches kids about endangered animals and their habitats.
Extincts CIC believes that gaming is the gateway to education that sticks. Through Extincts, kids can learn to empathise with the incredible creatures that share our planet. They support conservation charities by donating 70% of profits from their game and clothing range.
Flexibility Works supports employers to develop more flexible workplaces which offer significant business benefits, attract diverse talent, increase productivity and have happier people.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced entire organisations into home working situations they were not prepared for. As we begin to take steps forward into the new world of work, expectations about how, when, and where we work will shift permanently. Flexibility Works helps employers capture the learning from this experience that will inevitably shape future People Strategies.
Flexibility Works has a range of business support solutions designed to support employers while they navigate these challenging times.
FutureX Plus is the hub for purpose-driven entrepreneurs. It is a subscription service that provides access to an exclusive community of like-minded innovators and business leaders and the resources they need to succeed – whenever they need it, wherever they are.
In this uncertain time, community is more important than ever. Many of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs are universal - imposter syndrome, lack of mentorship, money worries and the feeling that there are simply not enough hours in the day. FutureX Plus offers solutions to these problems by providing entrepreneurs the tools and support they need to grow, in one easy to navigate hub.
FutureX Plus members also become part of something even bigger: a global community of purpose-led entrepreneurs, committed to building a better place through business.
EIE powered by Informatics Ventures is the premier technology investor showcase. Their annual conference features the most promising innovative, data-driven high growth companies, seeking funding from seed to series A.
At EIE you will:
Network with fellow investors and entrepreneurs
Meet up to 50 pitching companies seeking investment
Hear from industry thought leaders through our carefully selected keynotes
Experience the vibrant tech scene and ecosystem that is putting Scotland on the map for technology innovation
Informatics Ventures is in prime position to play a leading role in driving Scotland’s economic recovery, following the downturn resulting from the current global Covid-19 pandemic. By inspiring people from all walks of life to start up and scale ambitious, resilient, inclusive, high-growth Data Driven Innovation companies, they are putting Scotland at the forefront of digital transformation.
Metamorph Coaching reconfigures the way people and teams work to improve performance and accelerate growth. By combining agile, teaching, and coaching techniques, they provide intensive on-the-job coaching to teams and business leaders.
If you are struggling to create the headspace to prioritise growing your business, re-energise and improve your team's performance, or even take time to have a weekend, book some time to talk with Metamorph Coaching!
Metamorphy Coaching is part of the Cargo Bikes advisory board. Cargo Bikes' mission is to provide last-mile delivery services to consumers, in rural communities across Africa. You can hear Cargo Bikes’ Co-founder & CEO Valerie Labi present at Impact Summit Online.
Oliver Bance, Metamorphy Director and Co-Founder, is speaking at Impact Summit Online. Don’t miss his presentation, SDG11 vs Covid19 | Sustainable cities and communities in Nigeria | Lessons from the lockdown.
RSE Enterprise Fellowships
RSE Enterprise Fellowships offer a leading business development and training programme for the higher education sector, enabling researchers to develop into world-class entrepreneurs.
Fellows secure an equity-free support package of funding and training support worth up to £90,000! The package includes a one-year academic salary; tailored business training and mentoring; up to £10,000 business support funding; and membership of the RSE Entrepreneurs’ Club.
The RSE's Enterprise Fellowship award enables researchers to develop into world-class entrepreneurs with world-changing businesses. From tackling global challenges in health to energy management to food production, the companies that the RSE supports can provide huge benefit to all our lives.
Do you have an innovative science-or-tech-based business idea, but need help accelerating your project? Get in touch!
Scottish Enterprise (SE) is one of Scotland’s national economic development agencies and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. They work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.
SE’s mission is to make Scotland a world-class entrepreneurial hub and maximise the number of high growth entrepreneurs scaling up from Scotland. They support ambitious Scottish companies to compete within the global marketplace and help build Scotland’s globally competitive sectors.
Scottish Enterprise are focused on delivering inclusive economic growth and supporting a shift in culture towards an inclusive, diverse and purpose-driven culture in Scotland. They create impact by advocating for impact-driven business models by providing support to entrepreneurs and by providing support to businesses and industries who are responding to global opportunities in an impactful way. They believe that sustainable, impact-driven business must become the norm and Scottish Enterprise are championing support and activities that help us move towards that reality.
Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE)
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) works with Universities and Colleges to champion enterprise education and help their students start new innovative businesses. SIE provides free one-to-one business coaching & access to IP/Patent support, enterprise workshops and competitions, including the Catalyst Award and the Fresh Ideas competition.
SIE empowers and enables Scotland's Students and graduates, helping them to bring their ideas for new businesses and social enterprises to life. Impact Summit attendees can find out how to access SIE services and get tips on how to enter SIE's competitions.
Superhumans is a place for spiritually awakened high-achievers to find inspiration and camaraderie to supercharge their growth, in a safe and nourishing environment.
They run weekly events and programmes to deepen human connection, boost happiness, make new friends, and to become the future version of ourselves that we most desire.
Superhumans creates impact through enabling people across the world to master themselves and share their gift with the world. Superhumans stands for love, transformation and honesty. The question is: are you ready to go to the stratosphere?
Tony's Chocolonely exists to make chocolate 100% slave-free: not just their chocolate, but all chocolate worldwide. With incredibly tasty chocolate, they lead by example and show the world that chocolate can be made differently - in taste, packaging and the way they do business with cocoa farmers.
Tony's Chocolonely is an impact company that makes chocolate. They exist to end slavery in the chocolate industry, specifically in West Africa where there are currently 2m children working illegally on cocoa farms and at least 30k instances of modern slavery.
Through their five sourcing principles, including having direct trading relationships with cocoa farmers, enabling farmers to earn a living income and having a fully traceable supply chain, they are proving that is is possible to eradicate slavery in the chocolate industry. Now, they are asking the rest of the industry to join them through Tony's Open Chain.
Trickle is a real-time employee wellbeing & engagement platform.
With Trickle, you can engage your people by gathering insight on what's important to them right now and collaborate with everyone to find the right solutions. Trickle also allows you to put employee wellbeing front & centre with pro-active guidance and one-to-one and anonymous support for more sensitive issues.
Trickle helps make sure people are happy and fully engaged at work by giving a workforce a channel to share suggestions or concerns and find solutions in a structured way.
Trickle also helps to increase employee wellbeing by enabling organisations to ask questions of their workforce and then, respond with pro-active guidance based on their responses. Employees also have a safe channel to use when they feel they need to raise more sensitive issues on a one-to-one and anonymous basis.
Triodos Bank was founded on the conviction that banking can be a powerful force for good. And with their financial and banking services, they’re helping savers, charities, investors, entrepreneurs and organisations make the world a fairer, cleaner and more humane place.
By connecting these groups, they are building a community of people united in their desire to make a positive impact on society, culture and the environment.
Making a difference can start with knowing where your money goes. Triodos Bank only lends to organisations that have a positive impact on people and planet. With Triodos, your money works to change lives, protect the environment and build stronger communities.