CodeBase should need no introduction to anyone involved in Scotland’s technology sector. The incubator has proven hugely successful since it launched in 2014, and is currently home to over 90 start-up companies, employing over 600 people.
The incubator is now opening its first hub outside Edinburgh, with its new Stirling office now open for business.
Like it’s Edinburgh counterpart, the new Stirling incubator in housed in former municipal buildings in the city centre, right underneath a castle (we’re not sure if these are requirements for all new CodeBase facilities, or if this is coincidental).
The opening of CodeBase Stirling is the first step in Stirling’s new Digital District, designed to help start-ups, scale-ups and provide mentoring, events, office, hot-desking and co-working space.
The CodeBase Stirling facility has space for 50+ companies, over four floors of flexible office space.
Councillor Scott Farmer, the Leader of Stirling Council, said: “This collaboration with CodeBase further enhances Stirling’s ambitions to become a centre of digital excellence. CodeBase Stirling has the potential to attract new, innovative businesses to the area, create hundreds of jobs and secure investment at the heart of our new Digital District, a key part of the City Region Deal.”
The launch of the Stirling office may herald a much larger expansion of CodeBase in the near future. Stephen Coleman, the co-founder and chief executive of CodeBase, said: “In advance of our UK-wide rollout we are leveraging Stirling’s central location to provide scale‑up education, technology events and mentorship for Scotland’s digital companies.
“We are creating a hub that can drive real growth into the region and country, and believe Stirling can become an integral part of Scotland’s fast-growing tech scene with all the knock-on benefits – not least the potential for hundreds of jobs to be created in the city.”
CodeBase Stirling will hold it’s official launch event on September 5th.