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Edinburgh Startup Summit 2015

Sara Blakley, the Founder of Spanx and one of America’s wealthiest self made billionaires believes that we’re moving into the “Age of the female entrepreneur” and at WeAreTheFuture, we couldn’t agree more.
Earlier this year, in partnership with Virgin Unite we donated all the profits from our Chicago Startup Summit to the Woman’s Step Up Network and at this yearsEdinburgh Startup Summit, we are going even further to highlight the success of Female Founders and Leaders.
This year’s Edinburgh Startup Summit, is taking place on November 11th at one of the Capital’s most stunning venues, The Assembly Rooms. The summit, now in it’s forth year, will host 500 entrepreneurs from across the UK and overseas, following summits in New York, San Francisco and Chicago earlier in the year.
Our Female Entrepreneurship Interview with Stacey Ferreira is being sponsored by FanDuel, one of the UK’s most successful tech companies.
“At FanDuel we’re passionate about empowering future leaders and entrepreneurs, so we’re delighted to be sponsoring the Female Entrepreneurship Interview with Stacey Ferreira at the Startup Summit”
Startup Summit, Female Leaders:
Anna Jones, Entrepreneurship Director at Virgin Unite
“Why it’s good business to be a good business.”
Anna heads up all the entrepreneurship activity at Virgin Unite, the not-for-profit foundation of the Branson Family and the Virgin Group.
Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Virgin and the heart of Unite. In the last 10 years they have helped over 4,000 entrepreneurs around the world: creating new jobs, driving economic growth and sparking innovation.
Stacey Ferreira, Founder at 2 Billion Under 20 & MySocialCloud
Main Stage Interview with serial entrepreneur, Stacey Ferreira – Sponsored by FanDuel
Stacey is a serial entrepreneur, best known for co-founding, an online password manager whose investors included Sir Richard Branson, Jerry Murdock, and Alex Welch. In 2013, at age 20, she and her brother sold their company to
Ferreira has been featured in many publications including the cover of Seventeen Magazine (October 2013), The Huffington Post, Women 2.0, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Forbes to name a few. She has also contributed to many publications including Forbes, Women 2.0, KillerStartups and more.
Amina Nabi, Founder at Kinnect2 and Scottish Asian Business Woman of the Year 2013
Amina is the Founder of Kinnect2, the only social media platform focusing on bringing people and brands together in real time who want to influence the brand that are an integral part of their lives (globally), wherever, whenever, at your fingertips; keeping brands relevant in an era of fast paced change and noise.
In July 2011 she graduated as a Saltire Fellow, which involved a fast track MBA at Babson College in Boston, a placement at Liberty Mutual and a placement in Freeflow Global and in 2013 Amina was awarded the headline award at the RBS Scottish Asian Woman of the year.
The Startup Summit will also include an expert panel discussion hosted by KPMG, Materclass Workshops and a Startup Pitching Competition. For more details and to sign up, go to
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