Turing Fest Announces Finalists for Scottish Tech Startup Awards
This year’s Scottish Tech Startup Awards received more than 200 nominations from across Scotland’s growing tech sector.
Turing Fest has revealed the finalists for the inaugural Scottish Tech Startup Awards on 29th November.
The Scottish Tech Startup Awards is a newly launched event, which will highlight and celebrate individuals and companies leading the way in building Scotland’s digital economy.
Sponsored by Smartsheet, the event is organised by the people behind Turing Fest, one of Europe’s fastest growing cross-functional tech events. The finalist roll-call includes exciting businesses from the European tech industry, all of which are based in Scotland.
This year the Scottish Tech Startup Awards received more than 200 nominations from across Scotland’s growing tech sector. The finalists will be judged by a panel of high-profile tech leaders and investors, including Sandy McKinnon, partner at Pentech; Sitar Teli, partner at Connect Ventures; and Calum Forsyth, CEO of Seed Haus.
And the Finalists Are…
Startup of the Year, presented by CodeClan
Scaleup of the Year
- Gillian Docherty, The Data Lab
- Alisdair Gunn, Framewire
- Michael Hayes, RookieOven
- Colin Hewitt, Float
- Barry McDonald, CodeBase Stirling
Diversity in Tech Champion, presented by Care Sourcer
- 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
B2B Company of the Year
B2C Company of the Year
Agency of the Year
Brian Corcoran, chief executive 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.
“With these Awards and Turing Fest, we’re committed to working to nurture and strengthen this community from the bottom up.”
The winners will be announced on Thursday 29th November at the event’s Awards Party, which will beheld at Edinburgh’s historic Central Hall. Tickets for the event are now available online.