Sumdog CEO Andrew Hall

Scottish EdTech firm sets sights on international growth with £1.4m impact investment

Edinburgh-based, education technology and high-impact company Sumdog has secured £1.4 million of funding from Nesta Impact Investments and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise. Last year, Sumdog’s innovative games-based learning system…

Craig J Lemmon

Miigen raises £250,000 investment in seven days

Miigen, a Scottish-based online social platform for older adults has raised £250,000 investment easily smashing the target of £150,000 set by owner, Craig J Lemmon. The first-round investment exercise was funded by 11 Scottish business…

Sandy Kennedy, Eilidh Dillon, James Muldoon, Ian McCubbin Photographer credit: Anthony Charlton

The Saltire Scholar programme finds success with pharma giant GSK

In the 10th anniversary year of the Saltire Scholar programme, one of Scotland’s leading global internship programme, it has been revealed that GSK, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies has hosted a record 76…

Andrew Carnegie

5 Scottish entrepreneurs that became a success against all the odds

Some famous names are etched on our memory, and become part of the fabric of society. Andrew Carnegie is one such name – an entrepreneur and philanthropist who originated from Scotland, but who made a…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: 10 start-up fundamentals for founders who want scale

When I was thinking about founding the business that eventually became Clear Returns, I knew I wanted to achieve 3 things: Scale - I wanted a big, high growth business. My theory (correct, it turns…

Dr Jamie Graves Founder and CEO of ZoneFox

ZoneFox moves into new Edinburgh HQ after rapid growth

Edinburgh-based ZoneFox has moved to new offices in order to accommodate its rapid expansion. After three years in Codebase, the UK’s largest tech incubator, the security tech startup is now located at 40 Torphichen Street.…

Jordan Paisley and Ross McMillan

Scottish fitness startup gets ‘significant’ investment

Voomfit, a fitness platform based in Glasgow, has received a significant investment from a software entrepreneur. Brian Welsh has backed the internet startup to transform the city’s fitness industry and help Glaswegians in their journey…

The Storii team

Interview: Cameron Graham, Founder and CEO of StoriiCare

We caught up with Cameron Graham, the founder CEO of StoriiCare as the company undertakes a £300k crowdfunding exercise and asked him to tell us a bit about himself and his background As a teenager…

Douglas Martin

Young Scottish scientist wins low-carbon entrepreneurship award from Shell for algae start-up

A young Scottish scientist has won a prestigious entrepreneurship award from Shell for his business which produces algae to sustainably feed fish. The Shell LiveWIRE programme recognises and awards equity-free grants to the most inspirational…

Left to right are Johanna Boyd (Stirling Council), Stephen Coleman (CodeBase) and Neil Benny (Stirling Council)

Official Launch for Stirling’s New Digital Hub Announced

Codebase Stirling, the city’s brand new technology incubator hub officially opened its doors last week. Housed in the former Municipal Buildings, the flagship technology hub will host it's formal launch reception on September 5. Kickstarting…

Vicky Brock

Vicky Brock: Five fabulous things I’ve learned by failing

In the world of startups and entrepreneurship, failure is pretty inevitable a lot of the time. Learning to get comfortable with that - or at least to manage your discomfort - is essential to your…

Nigel Watson

Nigel Watson: Giving Employees Equity – Faulty EMI Options

As far as private companies are concerned, there is no contest. If you want to give employees tax-efficient equity in your business, the most popular arrangement by a country mile involves granting EMI options. EMI…

Mark Kemp

Mark Kemp: A start-up story – Part 2

Last year I posted some of my thoughts after a few months in business - the things people didn’t tell me that turned out to be just as important as the supposed bigger, more obvious…

Bottle of Ginger, a community drinks company based in Glasgow.

Search now on for next generation of Scottish social innovators

A search has been launched for the next generation of Scottish social innovators. Delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport as part of the Scottish Government’s 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy, the Social Innovation Competition offers three…

Cameron Graham, founder and CEO of StoriiCare

Scottish startup StoriiCare takes ‘Facebook for Care’ to Silicon Valley

A Scottish HealthTech startup that has been described as a ‘Facebook for Care’ by industry commentators is opening a Silicon Valley office after impressing US venture capitalists including tech doyen Sir Michael Moritz of Sequoia…

Alf Gordon

Award-winning Scottish entrepreneur shares blueprint for rapid company growth

Ernst & Young’s 2017 ‘Scale-Up’ Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midlands, Alf Gordon, has revealed the methods he employs for rapid and sustainable company growth. Gordon, also a winner of Aberdeen’s Entrepreneur of the…

Douglas Shand

PwC and CodeBase launch new SCALE programme

PwC and CodeBase have launched SCALE: Edinburgh - a partnership aiming to cement the city’s reputation as a modern business hub and to develop and grow the burgeoning scale-up ecosystem in Scotland. As part of…

Blair Waller of SociaLoop

Founder Interview – Blair Waller of Soda and SociaLoop

When did you launch the company? We did our first beta launch in February 2017 after about 9 months of development whilst I was working elsewhere. We launched our first official app in July 2017.…

Entrepreneurial partnership launched to tackle Scotland’s waste tyres

Entrepreneurial partnership launched to tackle Scotland’s waste tyres

A major new strategic partnership has been announced today (02 August, 2017) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Entrepreneurial Scotland, aimed at eliminating the problem of waste tyres as an environmental issue in…

From left - Kirsty Lunn and Ros Marshall

Perthshire breastfeeding clothing business expands and takes on staff

A Perthshire mum who creates comfortable breastfeeding clothing and underwear is now taking on staff and moving into larger premises to cope with demand from around the world. Kirsty Lunn from Scone, started selling the…

Brian McNicoll, manager of enterprise and entrepreneurship at the University of Dundee with Professor Gary McEwan, chief executive of Elevator

New Centre of Entrepreneurship opens in Dundee

In a unique collaboration with the University of Dundee, Elevator is set to open the doors of its latest Centre of Entrepreneurship. Designed to promote and support creative, innovation-driven companies from across Dundee, Tayside and…

Women within the digital & tech can apply for Special Edition 2017

Programme to help women in tech get to the boardroom launched

The latest participants in the next Special Edition - a professional development programme that seeks to help ambitious, talented women in the digital tech sector in Scotland fulfill their potential and reach the very top…

Mark Begbie Photography by Angus Forbes

Seven companies selected for Internet of Things accelerator

Seven Scottish start-ups and SMEs have won a place on the first-ever IoT (Internet of Things) Explorer programme, organised by CENSIS to accelerate businesses’ adoption of the next industrial revolution. The winners all receive up…

Blair Waller of SociaLoop

Edinburgh based dating app reviving face-to-face interaction

A new dating app which encourages people to get back out in the real world and make initial face-to-face connections has been launched exclusively in Edinburgh. Soda, created by Scottish entrepreneur Blair Waller, is a…

Patrick Clover, founder of BLACKBX

Founder Interview: Patrick Clover of BLACKBX

Name - Patrick Clover Age - 25 Business - BLACKBX Based - Leith What does your company do? BLACKBX is a cloud-based Wi-Fi management software that makes setting up and maintaining guest Wi-Fi easy and…

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