The organisers behind the Scottish Tech Startup Awards have issued a final call for entries, with individuals and companies from across the Scottish tech sector encouraged to get their nominations in before the 18th of October deadline.
Now in its second year, the awards aim to recognise and celebrate the pioneering work of founders, entrepreneurs and companies across a wide range of areas in the Scottish tech scene. The ceremony will be held at Edinburgh’s Jam House venue on the 28th of November and is expected to draw more than 600 attendees from across the sector.
This year’s awards feature three new categories, including SaaS Startup of the Year, Hardware Startup of the Year and Mobile Startup of the Year. The inclusion of the new categories aims to reflect the evolving nature of the tech ecosystem in Scotland and recognise some of the innovative work ongoing in these dynamic fields.
The deadline for entries had originally been the 11th of October, but event organiser Turing Fest decided to push this back to ensure even more startups get the chance to showcase their achievements.
Brian Corcoran, CEO of Turing Fest, said: “We’ve seen such a high calibre of nominations over the past few weeks, so we’ve decided to extend the deadline to be sure no great startup or leader goes unrecognised.
“We’ve seen entries from many key cities in Scotland, but we’d really like to see nominations from all over the country to reflect the innovation and diversity of the Scottish tech community.”
The full list of categories includes:
- Startup of the Year
- SaaS Startup of the Year
- Hardware Startup of the Year
- Mobile Startup of the Year
- Agency of the Year
- Tech for Good Award
- CEO of the Year
- Investor of the Year
- Diversity in Tech Champion
- Ecosystem Champion
The 2018 Scottish Tech Startup Awards saw Ed Molyneux of FreeAgent recognised in the CEO of the Year category, while Edinburgh MedTech firm, Current Health (formerly Snap40) took home the Startup of the Year and the B2B Company of the Year Awards.
Want to find out all of last year’s winners? Check out DIGIT’s coverage of the inaugural awards here.