Is There A Scottish Tech Scene?Added by julian on Tue 17th Jul, 2012 16:08
I nipped up to Edinburgh for a few days to check out what was happening in the Scottish tech scene.
I had a tour of TechCube, Scotland's answer to Techhub. It is an eight storey building where the old vet school used to be which is being currently being renovated and when it is finished I truly think it will be a beacon for startups from all over Scotland and the North of England to take desk space.
I was invited onto the roof and after a perilous journey through the darkened roof space via an almost vertical step ladder I came out in a fantastic space that will be the outdoor break out areas.
On the roof with the TechCube founders
As the density of start ups increases so will the networking opportunities mutliply so that there is a viable alternative to London in the UK.
I was also lucky enough to have a tour of the School of Computing in the Appleton Building across the road, wow those guys have an impressive space to work in with stunning 360 degree views of the landscape. Informatics Ventures are based there with impressive connections into the US markets.
I think I will be making my way back up once TechCube is finished.
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