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Five entrepreneurs set for tech expo adventure

Cally Russell 1Five Edinburgh entrepreneurs will be showcasing some of the most exciting new businesses in Scotland at an event in London next week.

TechCrunch Disrupt enables companies to introduce game-changing technologies and a hand-picked Scottish contingent will exhibit some of the ideas emanating from north of the border. They are

  • Cally Russell (pictured) – Founder and CEO of Mallzee, the multi-retailer personalised shopping app
  • Ian Stevenson – CEO of Cyan Forensics, pioneering rapid forensic triage for law enforcement
  • Alex McAndrew – Co-founder and MD at Yavi, the organiser app for managing shift working teams
  • James Varga – Founder and CEO of The ID Co – improving digital security via a virtual passport, miicard for individuals and  DirectID – a bank verified identity for businesses.
  • Eddie Robb, Founder and CEO of Make it Social, the one stop group booking/planning/paying platform.

Edinburgh recently beat Cambridge, Leeds, London and Manchester to be named British Entrepreneurial City of the Year. 

It was judged against four criteria; quality of life that attracts smart, entrepreneurial people, access to capital and talent, start up ecosystems and entrepreneurial culture and access to mentors and support networks. 

With a vibrant tech scene Edinburgh has also gained a reputation as a progressive innovative city with readers of European Business magazine recently voting Edinburgh as the best city to locate a tech business.



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