Scottish tech startups join Silicon Valley Reforge cohort through Techscaler’s first scaleup programme

Scottish tech startups join Silicon Valley Reforge cohort through Techscaler's first scaleup programme

Pictured (L-R): Loral Quinn, CodeClan, Marlou Siemerink, Cyacomb, Shona Marsh, CodeBase, and Max Brunton, Kythera (credit: Stewart Attwood)

Techscaler has partnered with Reforge to launch its first scaleup programme, with 17 member organisations joining the cohort.

Reforge will deliver advanced training to help established companies gain traction and scale, while Techscaler — the Scottish Government’s £42 million programme, awarded to CodeBase, to support the growth of tech startups across Scotland — offers a suite of support to startup founders in Scotland.

Shona Marsh, head of education programmes at CodeBase, said: “The partnership with Reforge brings Silicon Valley playbooks, scaleup experience and best practices to Scotland, to help companies accelerate their growth.

“We have some fantastic people in the first cohort, from interesting and impactful scaleups, with their own strong experience to add value to the community, and they now get the chance to learn from experts who have been instrumental in the growth of some of the world’s best known tech groups.

“Participants will be able to learn from the successes and failures of those who have been there and done it before through Reforge case studies, so it will be invaluable for the cohort to immerse themselves in the key principles that have underpinned so many successful ventures.”

Amiqus, Chauffeur Drive Systems, CodeClan, Cyacomb, Dyneval, For-Sight, Grafterr, Krucial, Kythera AI, Phlo Technologies, Loveelectric, MarkToMarket, On-Line Booking Co-Operative for Scotland, Relaymed, Robotical, Valla, and VeryConnect are among the Techscaler member organisations who have joined the Reforge cohort in March.

In total, 47 individuals from the 17 organisations will participate.

Fareed Mosavat, chief development officer at Reforge, said: “We have already developed a great working relationship with CodeBase, and we’re excited that the first Techscaler cohort has joined Reforge.

“Our team greatly looks forward to working with talented founders and executives from the Scottish tech scene.”

Techscaler members receive free access to Reforge courses, and the collaboration aims to empower tech entrepreneurs and employees in Scotland with practical knowledge and resources to take their businesses to the next level.

Marlou Siemerink, senior product manager at Cyacomb, said: “From first impressions, Reforge is a really great platform with fantastic content.

“We feel privileged and energised to gain access to such valuable insights from industry operators who have done it before, and we’re looking forward to meeting with and learning alongside other startup specialists.”

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