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Walker in talks to merge We Are The Future

Bruce WalkerBruce Walker, who heads up the company behind the Scottish Start-up Summit, is in talks about merging with another events organisation.

Daily Business has learned that Mr Walker (pictured) is close to announcing a partner for his We Are The Future (WATF) business which will expand its offering.

Edinburgh-based WATF is a social enterprise which runs events for entrepreneurs and has carved out a key role in encouraging entrepreneurial networking.

It has hosted summits around the world with some of the world’s biggest names and organisations including Virgin and KPMG.

Its Start-Up Summit in Edinburgh has been described as “the UK’s most exciting entrepreneurship gathering” because it brings together some of the world’s trendsetters, entrepreneurs, educators, accelerators and investors.

Next week it is organising the DataFest innovation event in Edinburgh, featuring speakers from, among others, Sainsbury’s Bank and Toshiba Medical.

Walker studied international Business Management at Edinburgh Napier University. He has also accepted roles with The Entrepreneur’s Foundation, Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce and FutureX.

He declined to comment.

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