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Inaugural Scottish Tech Startup Awards Nominations Now Open

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The organisers behind Turing Fest, Europe’s fastest growing tech event, have today launched their first annual Scottish Tech Startup Awards.

Nominations for the first-ever Scottish Tech Startup Awards are now open for submissions. The purpose of the Scottish Tech Startup Awards is to champion and celebrate the Scottish tech community, one of the fastest-growing sectors in Scotland.

Organised by the team behind Turing Fest, the event aims to celebrate Scotland’s digital economy in a fun way that also marks out some of the best tech startups while bringing members of the Scottish tech scene together. Additional outstanding achievement awards and community/advocacy awards will also be handed out on the night.

The Award Categories Include:

• Startup of the Year
• Scaleup of the Year
• B2B company of the Year
• Tech for Good Award
• Ecosystem Award
• CEO of the Year
• Investor of the Year
• B2C Company of the Year
• Agency of the Year
• Diversity in Tech Champion

The awards are open to all Scottish businesses and organisations in the technology industry. The judging panel includes high-profile tech leaders including Sandy McKinnon, partner at Pentech; Sitar Teli, partner at Connect Ventures and Calum Forsyth, CEO of Seed Haus.

Brian Corcoran, CEO of Turing Fest, said: “The Scottish tech startup scene is vibrant and exciting with a strong and supportive ecosystem – these entrepreneurs and teams are building Scotland’s future economy, and we need to celebrate and support their amazing achievements along the way.”

The event will be held in at Central Hall in Edinburgh on Thursday the 29th of November. The shortlist will be released at the end of October, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony.

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