Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to travel to Silicon Valley with Startup Grind Scotland

Funded by the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Fund, community-based entrepreneurship organization Startup Grind Scotland will host a cohort of 20 founders, directors and senior executives from start-ups and scale-ups across Scotland at the Startup Grind Global Conference 2022 two days.

Selected individuals will have flights, accommodation, conference tickets and travel costs covered by the Ecosystem Fund, and will spend a week in the capital of entrepreneurship, complemented by visits to top tech companies. plan and Scottish successes in the region. Startup Grind Scotland is expecting a high number of applications from a diverse group of leaders, with the deadline being Wednesday 16 February.

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“We hope this experience will help showcase Scotland’s world-class start-up ecosystem on the international stage,” says Startup Grind Scotland. Photo: contribution.

Dec McLaughlin, Director of Startup Grind Scotland, said: “We are very grateful to the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Fund for giving us the opportunity to bring some of the most promising start-up and scale-up leaders from across the countries at our world conference. will allow them to dive into the international start-up ecosystem, be inspired by industry leaders and create new relationships with founders and business leaders from all over the world – all in the mecca of start-ups -up that is Silicon Valley.

“Taking the first step to become a global company on a limited budget is not an easy task, so this support will be vital for many start-ups. We hope this experience will help showcase the start-up ecosystem Scotland’s world class on the international stage.”

The Scottish Government’s Tech Ecosystem Fund was launched following the 2020 Scottish Tech Ecosystem Review, authored by Mark Logan, who is also the former chief operating officer of Skyscanner and adviser to the Scottish government.

He said: “Fostering a greater sense of community and connections between our entrepreneurial talents is key to strengthening Scotland’s tech sector. I’m thrilled that the new Tech Ecosystem Fund can help Startup Grind deliver this great program. This is a great opportunity for a diverse cohort of business leaders to access new networks, opportunities, and inspirations on the global stage. »

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