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Scottish Tech Startup Awards

Scottish tech startups in battle for honours

Brian Corcoran,Turing Festval

Brian Corcoran: ‘difficult decisions for judges’ (pic: Terry Murden)


The shortlist has been announced for the first Scottish Tech Startup Awards organised by the backers of the Turing Fest.

There were more than 200 nominations from across the tech ecosystem, highlighting outstanding growth, technological innovation and community development work in a wide range of industries and sectors.

The winners will be announced on 29 November at an event at Central Hall, Edinburgh.

Brian Corcoran, CEO of Turing Fest, said: “I’m excited about the strength of this shortlist — it’s a fantastic illustration of how much energy and growth potential there is in the Scottish tech ecosystem right now — and there are definitely some difficult decisions ahead for the judges.”

The finalists in each category are:

Startup of the Year

  • Big Data for Humans
  • Bird.i
  • Care Sourcer
  • Snap40
  • Swipii

Scaleup of the Year

  • FreeAgent
  • Lingo24
  • Nucleus Financial
  • Outplay Entertainment
  • TVSquared

Ecosystem Award

  • Gillian Docherty, The Data Lab
  • Alisdair Gunn, Framewire
  • Michael Hayes, RookieOven
  • Colin Hewitt, Float
  • Barry McDonald, CodeBase Stirling

Diversity in Tech Champion

  • Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, CodeClan
  • Maria Gutierrez, Women Who Code Edinburgh
  • Mozafar Haider, Code Your Future
  • Freda O’Byrne, Prewired
  • Morna Simpson, Girl Geek Scotland

CEO of the Year

  • Jude Cook, ShareIn
  • David Ferguson, Nucleus Financial
  • Christopher McCann, Snap40
  • Andrew McGinley, Care Sourcer
  • Ed Molyneux, FreeAgent

Investor of the Year

  • Niki McKenzie, Archangels
  • Marc Moens, Pentech
  • Andrew Sloane, Accelerated Digital Ventures
  • Paul Walton, angel investor
  • Gareth Williams, angel investor

Tech for Good Award

  • Amiqus
  • Kindaba
  • MindMate
  • Sustainably
  • Topolytics

B2B Company of the Year

  • Adimo
  • Administrate
  • Castlight Financial
  • Mallzee Insights
  • Snap40

B2C Company of the Year

  • Care Sourcer
  • Flick
  • Itison
  • Money Dashboard
  • Shot Scope Technologies

Agency of the Year

  • Bemo
  • Cultivate
  • Storm ID
  • SwarmOnline
  • Waracle

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