Scottish Tech Startup Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the inaugural Scottish Tech Startup Awards have been announced at a party attended by more than 500 founders, tech team and investors from across the Scottish tech ecosystem.

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Fast-growing healthtech startup snap40 was the evening’s biggest winners, emerging triumphant in both the Startup of the Year and B2B Company of the Year categories. Fintech platform Nucleus Financial, who recently floated on the AIM, were crowned Scaleup of the Year.

Individual awards went to FreeAgent co-founder and CEO Ed Molyneux, engineering leader and diversity advocate Maria Gutierrez and longtime tech industry advisor Alisdair Gunn.

The Awards were launched in 2018 by the team behind Turing Fest, to celebrate the people and companies leading the way in building a sustainable technology economy for Scotland. The Awards recognise outstanding growth, technological innovation and ecosystem development work across a wide range of sectors.

The winners were selected from more than 200 nominations submitted from across Scotland’s thriving tech community.

The full list of winners:

The judging panel included high-profile tech leaders including Mark Logan, former COO of Skyscanner, and investors like Sandy McKinnon, partner at Pentech; Sitar Teli, managing partner at Connect Ventures, and Calum Forsyth, co-founder and CEO of Seed Haus.

Brian Corcoran, CEO of Turing Fest, said: “These awards are a perfect illustration of the opportunity and optimism in Scotland’s tech sector in 2018: companies like snap40, Care Sourcer, and Nucleus Financial are building truly innovative products that are driving the Scottish economy into the future.

“I’m delighted by the amazing response from the community to the Awards, and thrilled to see so many people from across Scotland come out to celebrate the winners tonight. Transforming Scotland into a key node in the European tech ecosystem is a long-term effort, and one of the main building blocks comes from strengthening the bonds within the startup community.”

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