18 January 2018, 17:00 - 19:30
Skyscanner Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EN
A keen skier, Gareth Williams was frustrated in his search for cheap flights to visit his brother in the Alps so, along with two friends, founded Skyscanner.
Like all great inventors, Gareth saw a problem and designed a practical solution to solve it. Today the leading global travel search site employs 900 staff in ten offices around the world.
60m people visit Skyscanner each month, booking more than 2m flights. Their award-winning app has been downloaded over 70m times, with mobile searches accounting for almost 2/3 of the traffic.
Acquired for £1.4bn in 2016 by Ctrip, an online Chinese travel retailer, this is your chance to go behind the scenes at one of the UK's most successful ever tech start-ups.
Join Gareth for pizza, beer and a tour of the Edinburgh HQ, hearing first-hand how the business was founded in a pub and has been on an upward journey of growth ever since.
EXPLORE how 'Growth Squads' in the business led to scale.
LEARN about the world of e-commerce & what the future holds.
GAIN an insight into how Skyscanner keeps a global start-up culture.