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Scottish Entrepreneur Behind HR Advice App Heading to Silicon Valley

Ross Kelly

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Silicon Valley Scale

A Scottish tech entrepreneur behind an innovative HR advice app has been selected for a prestigious trip to Silicon Valley. 

Stephanie Robinson, founder of HR Solver, will showcase her self-funded app alongside seven other tech entrepreneurs as part of the FutureX Silicon Valley Scale programme.

The programme offers founders and tech entrepreneurs an opportunity to immerse themselves in the epicentre of the global tech sector, which is home to thousands of pioneering startups, venture capitalists and tech giants such as Facebook, Apple and Google.

FutureX has taken 32 business innovators to Silicon Valley since 2014, helping them raise more than £45 million in investment and spawning a number of success stories, including Current Health, Care Sourcer, Kafoodle and Shot Scope.

Robinson said the Silicon Valley excursion represents a prime opportunity to demonstrate and showcase HR Solver to some of the biggest names in global tech.

She said: “Silicon Valley is still the centre of the universe as far as tech startups are concerned, so showcasing the HR Solver app there is an incredible opportunity.

“This is one of the first apps on the market for tailor-made advice for struggling employees and this is my chance to demonstrate the real value of HR Solver to some of the biggest names in tech, which is almost as scary as it is exciting.

“While I am launching this in the UK it almost certainly has potential for markets all over the world and that is what I hope to showcase to potential investors in Silicon Valley.”

The app provides users with quick, clear and impartial HR advice tailored to their situation. As well as offering free resources and articles, it connects users with a team of qualified HR experts in an instant via a live chat, available six days per week.

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Silicon Valley Scale will take place in April next year. The eight participants on the programme will be selected from a roster of over 80 applicants and given a great opportunity to raise their profile in a global innovation hub.

Commenting on Robinson’s selection, FutureX CEO and co-founder Bruce Walker said: “HR Solver is an ambitious company that is ready to scale, with revenue already coming in, strong customer engagement, and sights set beyond Scotland.

“HR Solver applies new technology to solve old problems, and Stephanie’s motivation to embed positive company culture in both HR Solver and its customers is admirable.”

Robinson added: “Others who have been on Silicon Valley Scale before me have gone onto amazing things, so I’m more than happy to think big about what might be possible for HR Solver. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Ross Kelly

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