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Three Scottish Firms Enter Tech Nation’s Rising Stars Grand Final

Dominique Adams


Rising Stars Grand Final

Scottish startups, Neatebox, Drinkly and Talking Medicines, have been selected to participate in the grand final in London.

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs, has announced that three Scottish firms have been selected to take part in its Rising Stars Grand Final.

Tech Nation’s Rising Stars is the UK’s only national early-stage tech scaleup competition and is designed to shine a spotlight on the most exciting companies at Seed to pre-Series A funding from all areas of the country.

Edinburgh-based Drinkly, tech for good Neatebox and med tech firm Talking Medicines will attend the final round in London on the 12th of February.

UK Government Minister for Scotland, Douglas Ross, said: “Scotland provides a great environment for early-stage tech companies sector to flourish and I am proud to see that three Scottish companies have been selected for the Tech Nation’s Rising Stars Grand Final.

“The UK Government continues to champion Scotland’s booming tech sector. I am pleased to see the finalists, Neatebox’s innovative consumer platform to battle loneliness, Drinkly’s handy delivery service and Talking Medicines helping to improve patient correspondence, have the chance to develop ground-breaking projects through this competition.”

The ten final winners will be announced at the Grand Final. The winners will then be required to pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of more than 200 of the top venture capitalists, founders and corporates in the UK.


The judging panel includes techUK President, Jacqueline de Rojas, PrettyLittleThing co-founder Adam Kamani, and MD of Microsoft for Startups UK Amali de Alwis.

Hazel Jane, entrepreneur engagement manager – Scotland, Tech Nation, commented: “I’m thrilled to see three Scottish companies in the Tech Nation Grand Final. Drinkly, Talking Medicines and Neatebox are ambitious companies with fantastic products that showcase the quality of companies that Scotland is creating. Scotland is delivering in diversity of sectors, and that is reflected in these finalists.”

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