Hundreds of Start-Ups Supported
Almost 400 of Scotland’s tech start-up businesses have been supported during the first year of the Techscaler programme.
A total of 387 fledgling firms received assistance from the £42 million Scottish Government project – the most comprehensive of its kind in Europe – which provides free mentoring and advice to early stage business owners.
The seventh Techscaler hub will open in Dumfries during this financial year, joining others already operating around the country and underlining the Scottish Government’s commitment to innovative businesses. The 2023-24 Programme for Government includes an additional £15 million to support entrepreneurs from all walks of life.
The Techscaler programme is delivered by tech organisation Codebase. Techscalers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness deliver work spaces and advice for start ups. The third group of entrepreneurs to undergo training and business development begin this week.
In total 387 participants have taken part in Techscaler programmes and 318 businesses have been supported with mentoring. Some 314 training events were held for 6,130 attendees up to end of August.
First Minister Humza Yousaf visited the Techscaler hub in Stirling to meet start up business owners and learn more about the programme.