YCF Annual Conference 2022 has ended
On Thursday 1st September, at the Surgeons Quarter in Edinburgh
This year, we focus on the business essentials which are crucial to a young company’s ability to survive and grow. Over the lifespan of a business, founders have a number of critical decisions to make. Some of these, made early in the development of the company, have effects long into the future. Founders starting out need to know the basics (and many founders start with little business experience), but getting the basics right is essential for future-proofing the company’s continuing progress.
Our speakers will be highlighting the issues which they consider basics in a number of different contexts – staffing, marketing, operations, and finance – and explaining how getting these right can accelerate a company’s development, and making the wrong call can create a legacy which takes a long time from which to recover.
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Isabel Vincent

IBioIC, University of Strathclyde
Projects Engagement Manager
I run academic/industrial funding programmes in industrial biotechnology. I am interested in finding companies that want to tap into Scottish academic talent to support them on their innovation journey.

Biotechnology is a great way of improving the sustainability of products and services. IBioIC can help companies innovate and get more value from their processes (through the valorisation of waste streams), reduce costs (by using less energy intensive, biological processes) and reduce the reliance on volatile feedstocks.

Talk to me about how you might get started integrating biotechnology into your business.