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Applications open for £42 million Techscaler network

Tech companies looking to grow their operations can now apply for free mentorship and professional advice.

The establishment of seven new Techscaler hubs delivers on a key priority in the Scottish Government’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation (NSET) to strengthen the country’s tech sector and encourage entrepreneurship.

As part of a £42 million commitment, the hubs will provide businesses with high quality guidance and coaching to develop their performance with mentorship from partners such as Barclays Eagle Labs and Reforge.

Applications are now open for hubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. A south of Scotland hub in Dumfries will follow at a later date.

Meanwhile, a report two years on from the Scottish Tech Ecosystem Review (STER), which was carried out to expand Scotland’s tech sector, has found strong progress in a number of areas. The report details £60 million of Scottish Government investment since STER in 2020.

Business Minister Ivan McKee said:

“As set out in NSET, we are committed to establishing Scotland as a leading destination in Europe for tech companies. The Techscaler network will play an important role in reaching this goal.”

Gillian Docherty, Chair of CodeBase, the Edinburgh-based company delivering the Techscaler programme, said: 

“Codebase shares the government’s ambition to support business growth, and we are delighted to be the delivery partner for the Scottish Government’s Techscaler programme. With the right infrastructure and support systems in place founders can replicate successful growth methods to build startups, Techscaler provides that framework.

“I’m excited to see this network bring together people and partners across the Scottish tech ecosystem, developing the skills and attracting the investment required to start and scale a tech business.”

You can apply now for membership to a Techscaler hub here.

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