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Three Scottish Finalists Revealed for Startup Summit Competition

Michael Behr

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Startup Summit Competition finalists
The three finalists have developed tech solutions to help solve some of the major challenges facing the planet.

Three Scottish tech for good entrepreneurs have progressed from the semi-finals of the Startup Summit Competition and will now compete for the grand prize.

Judges from FutureX, Johnston Carmichael, STV and ClearSky Logic selected Christian Arno (Pawprint), Lynne Darcey Quigley (Know-It Global) and Hugh Craigie Halkett (StampFree) to progress from the semi-finals, which took place virtually on October 4th.

They represent applicants from across the country and industries spanning climate change, fintech, and digital tech.

The final will see the entrants pitch for the top prize in front of hundreds of attendees at this year’s Startup Summit, taking place online and in-person.


The finalists

An employee engagement tool to help employees track their carbon emissions and play their part in the fight against climate change, and channelling it towards their organisation’s climate targets.

Gives SMEs the ability to mitigate credit risk, increase cashflow and reduce debtor days.

The Stamp Free Digital Postage Solution, a modern alternative to traditional mailing & returns, built on AI technology and simply delivered via an app on your phone.

The overall winner of the Startup Summit Competition will receive a fully funded place on FutureX’s Silicon Valley Scale programme and a business support package worth over £100,000.


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This package includes business support from Johnston Carmichael, STV, ClearSky Logic, FutureX, Pencil, AAI EmployAbility, Vonage, Scaleway Startup Programs and ParlayMe.

The Silicon Valley Scale programme immerses a select group of rising UK tech leaders in the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

As part of the programme, they have the opportunity to connect with leading global players in the tech industry and pitch to potential investors.

Previous cohorts have met with executives from Airbnb, Facebook, SurveyMonkey, RocketSpace, Y Combinator, Waze, and Threshold.


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Michael Behr

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