Edinburgh, Thursday 29 November 2018
 
 

the party of the year for Scottish startups

Raise a glass to the very best in the Scottish startup ecosystem!

Nominations are now open for the first annual Scottish Tech Startup Awards, brought to you by the team behind Turing Fest. Join us in Edinburgh on Thursday 29 November to celebrate the people and companies leading the way in building Scotland's digital economy!

 
 
 

The Party

Central Hall, Edinburgh

Thursday 29 November 2018

We’re not just throwing out some gongs — we’re making a night of it, bringing the Scottish tech community together to celebrate all we’ve achieved and all that lies ahead for this remarkable, fast-growing ecosystem.

This is not going to be a stodgy awards show: we’re taking over Central Hall, one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful venues, to see out 2018 with a bang, with plenty of delicious food and drinks and live interactive entertainment and DJs from We Throw Switches.

 
 

The Scottish Tech Startup Awards recognize the best of Scotland's booming technology ecosystem. This year, we're awarding eight outstanding achievement awards and two community/advocacy awards, to individuals and businesses based in Scotland and working with technology in any industry.

Community nominations are open until Wednesday 31 October, and will be reviewed by our expert judging panel. The shortlist will be released on Monday 5 November, and the winners will be announced at the Awards Party on Thursday 29 November.

 

Startup of the YEar

For the early-stage business that has made the greatest impact over the last year based on growth and innovation

Scaleup of the Year

For the growth-stage business that has made the greatest impact over the last year based on growth and innovation

B2B Company of the Year

For the business-to-business company that has shown the greatest development over the past year

Tech for Good Award

For startups building and bringing to market technology to address major social, cultural and/or environmental issues

Ecosystem Award

For the individual who has made the greatest contribution to Scottish entrepreneurship and tech ecosystem development

CEO of the Year

For the startup CEO that has shown the notable achievements in terms of growth, leadership and contribution to the ecosystem

Investor of the Year

For an individual investor or firm that has displayed remarkable investment acumen over the last year

B2C Company of the Year

For the business-to-consumer company that has shown the greatest development over the past year

Agency of the Year

For the digital agency or technology consultancy which has made the greatest impact in helping their clients achieve their goals

Diversity in Tech Champion

For the individual who has made the greatest contribution to increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech ecosystem

 
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Our Partners

The Judges

 
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Calum Forsyth

Co-founder & CEO, Seed Haus

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Mark Logan

Former COO, Skyscanner

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Natalie Novick

Research & Features, Tech.eu

Sandy McKinnon, Pentech

Sandy McKinnon

Partner, Pentech Ventures

Sitar Teli, Connect Ventures

Sitar Teli

Managing Partner, Connect Ventures

Maria Gutierrez, Intercom

Maria Gutierrez

Head of Engineering, Intercom London