Richie Kelly, CEO of Adimo

Richie Kelly, CEO of Adimo: Scotland Must Do Better At Marketing Its Tech Economy

A golden rule for marketers today is to focus on quality rather than volume. This adage was drummed into me during my formative years in marketing agencies, and it’s something that we should place front…

Bill Crossan and Thomas Gillan

Investment venture launched to support Scottish social entrepreneurs

A new mission-led investment venture aimed at stimulating social entrepreneurship in Scotland has been launched by responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS). SIS Ventures plans to provide the tools and mission-aligned investment required to…

Leanne Carling (left) with Graeme Carling, directors of the new investment firm United Capital

New investment firm launched by Graeme and Leanne Carling

A new player in the financial investment sector, United Capital, has launched with a call-out for "driven, ambitious" business people and a promise to help finance rapid growth. Entrepreneurs Graeme and Leanne Carling head up…

Sarah Lee

PingGo secures investment and a place in Seed Haus

Edinburgh-based PingGo, a media engagement platform for high growth companies has secured investment of £30K from the Seed Haus and a six month residency at the prestigious pre-seed tech incubator. The funding will be used…

Scotland’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 finalists announced

This summer 23 business leaders from 21 of Scotland’s promising, pioneering and accomplished businesses, will contest for the coveted title of ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Scotland overall winner’ at a ceremony in June…

Innovation Factory - CLT vacuum press

Advanced Timber Products Innovation Challenge winners announced

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have awarded £100,000 of support to seven companies who want to design and develop innovative wood-based products and systems for the construction sector.  …

Calum Smeaton

TVSquared raises another £6 million to support market expansion

TVSquared, the Edinburgh-based TV performance analytics and optimisation company has raised another £6 million in funding to support and accelerate its market expansion. To date, equity funding totals more than £15.4 million. The latest round was…

Brian McMurray

Anderson Anderson & Brown appoints new head of equity funding

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced the appointment of Brian McMurray as Head of Equity Funding. Brian brings together AAB’s extensive…

Dr Olga Kozlova

Converge Challenge 2018 hits record numbers with 223 applicants

Converge Challenge 2018 closed to the record-breaking news of receiving 223 applications from Scottish University staff and students demonstrating the appetite for entrepreneurship across Scotland. This continued growth brought them to over 1,100 applications since…

Dr Kirsteen Grant presenting the Best HR Director award (Photo credit: Olga Tjukova, Young Enterprise)

Edinburgh Napier welcomes young entrepreneurs at awards ceremony

More than 150 bright young minds from across Edinburgh and the Lothians came together last week to celebrate entrepreneurial success. Pupils from 17 schools across the region were rewarded for their hard work and dedication…

Keith Brown

Fintech investment reaches £37m

Fintech in Scotland has attracted nearly £37 million investment over the last 10 years with an emerging ‘ecosystem’ which brings together start-ups, large firms, universities and the public sector. Scotland is now a key location…

Left to right are Adam Purvis, Zoi Kantouatou and Bruce Walker of FutureX (by Stewart Attwood)

Scottish tech startups head to Silicon Valley

Ultrasonic imaging entrepreneur and founder and CTO of Novosound Dave Hughes,  is among a select cohort of UK tech entrepreneurs heading to Silicon Valley next week (9th April) to meet with the business leaders and…

Kim McAllister

Smile – you’re on camera: High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

My son turned seven yesterday and today it was pointed out to me I’ve been in the media industry 12 years. I’m feeling old. I don’t know how you feel about aging, but I’m actually…

Najee Goode

Super Bowl champ to tackle Entrepreneurs in Residence Event

A Philadelphia Eagles linebacker who played for the winning side in the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl 2018 will touch down in Glasgow to coach Scottish entrepreneurs in the ways of winning next month.…

Left to right are Ian Stevens, Anne Roberts and Alasdair Mort of MIME Technologies (by Stewart Attwood)

MedTech spin-out targets global aviation sector and future fundraising

MIME Technologies, a University of Aberdeen medical technology spin-out developing software to monitor the vital signs of patients when emergency care situations arise in remote locations, is targeting the short-haul aviation sector with its first product.…

Amanda Boyle OBE, Chief Executive at Scottish Slimmers

Scottish Slimmers bought by Scottish entrepreneur in six-figure deal

Scottish weight loss and healthy eating brand Scottish Slimmers is under new ownership following a six-figure acquisition by Best You (Wellbeing) Limited and will be headed up by Scottish entrepreneur Amanda Boyle OBE, who has…

Tech City UK finds Edinburgh tech talent is thriving

More than 80 tech meetup groups are thriving in Edinburgh, helping the Scottish capital to become one of the UK’s fastest growing centres for technology startups, according to data compiled by Tech City UK. Tech…

Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner, GP Bullhound

Scotland & North England’s fastest growing tech businesses contributed £4.5bn to the UK economy in 2017

Recent data compiled by GP Bullhound, the technology advisory and investment firm, showed that the 100 fastest growing technology companies in the North of England and Scotland generated £4.5bn in 2017, more than double the…

From left - John MacArthur, Shell Vice President Group Co2, Franziska Srocke, Andrew Coleman (both Carbogenics), Ed Craig, Head Judge

Edinburgh Low-carbon SME wins £40,000 Shell Springboard award

Carbogenics, alongside LightFi Ltd and Endo Enterprises, was last night named a regional winner of the Shell Springboard programme, hosted at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen. Carbogenics Ltd is a start-up from…

Fiona Godsman, Chief Executive of SIE (second from left), Richard Gibbs from Marks and Clerk (second row, fifth from left) and Richard Williams, Chair of SIE (second from right) with the winners

Scotland’s young entrepreneurs earmarked for success

Scotland’s top future entrepreneurial talent was last night recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in Glasgow as the winners of the annual Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) Fresh Ideas competition were announced. Hailing from universities…

Cally Halpin of Lux Boutique Outlet

Click for fashion – a start up story : High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So often when I speak to entrepreneurs, they tell me a wonderful story about how they happened upon their business idea. I bet we could all list inventions…

From left - Pamela Barclay and Jim McFarlane

Scottish cycling brand sold to Berghaus and Speedo parent

Endura, the cycling apparel brand has been acquired by Pentland Brands Limited, the business behind global brand names such as Speedo, Mitre, Canterbury and Berghaus. The Endura brand was established in 1993 by Jim McFarlane and…

Olivia Conlon

Stay in the one lane & don’t watch what anyone else is doing – a start up story : High Growth Scotland with Kim McAllister

Once upon a time there was a girl. She was 16 years old and had just got straight As in her exams – but she didn’t want to go to university. The last time I…

TechX accelerator announces first Pioneers

An entire laboratory shrunk onto a microchip, pipelines that are ‘zipped’ together and a safer, greener and cheaper alternative to liquified natural gas (LNG) could soon be making their way into the UK North Sea…

Andy Hadden

First co-working space and business centre opens in North Berwick

The first business centre offering flexible office and pay-as-you-go desk space to small and medium-sized businesses has launched in North Berwick, East Lothian, with the potential to generate a significant boost to the local economy…