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We’ll help you build & grow your tech startup in Scotland

Tailored support for everyone across Scotland with the ambition to build a startup, at every stage of the journey.

Techscaler is a programme for creating, developing and scaling tech startups. We connect you with expert industry operators and experienced mentors, teach you world-class playbooks and courses, and host spaces and events for people in startups to come together.

Techscaler is a Scottish Government programme delivered by CodeBase

Serving the Startup Ecosystem in Scotland

From considering a career in startups, to developing, building and scaling your idea, Techscaler has tailored support for everyone in Scotland who wants to build a tech startup.

We offer access to world-class education, a peer-led community and flexible workspaces across Scotland.

Early Stage

What you get with Techscaler membership

Resources & Playbooks

Get access to curated content, toolkits and playbooks created by founders and practitioners with real startup growth experience.

1:1 Mentoring & Advice

Guidance and support from experts, including industry operators, educators, founders and investors.

Peer-led Community

Surround yourself with fellow founders and startup peers. Build connections across the tech startup ecosystem, and take part in invite-only founder groups.

Hubs & Workspaces

Flexible hotdesking, coworking, offices, meeting rooms and event space in our hubs across Scotland (tenancy fees apply).

Ecosystem Connections

Tap into our network of academic, corporate, industry and technical experts from across our Scottish, UK and Global networks.

Events & Meetups

In-person, online and hybrid events where you can meet and spend time with fellow founders, expand your network, and hear talks from industry experts.

Become a Techscaler Member

If you’re a current or future startup founder or leader looking for tailored support, education and flexible workspace to grow and scale your tech startup, Techscaler membership is for you.

  • Live education courses:
  • Startup First Steps
  • Startup Next Steps
  • Reforge Membership
  • 1:1 mentoring from industry operators
  • Resources & playbooks
Apply for programme membership

Join for free. Tenancy fees apply for hub workspaces.

Be part of the Techscaler Community

Explore Techscaler

If you are curious about startups and want to learn more about them, want to explore if a career in startups is for you, or are thinking of creating a tech startup soon, the Techscaler Community is for you.

  • Startup Basics
  • Introductory online course
  • Founders video interviews
  • Open community discussions and groups
  • Attend meetups and community events
Join the Techscaler community

Join for free. Tenancy fees apply for hub workspaces.

Support Techscaler

If you or your organisation supports the startup ecosystem and you’d like to get involved as a partner, mentor or friend of the community, speak to us about getting involved.

  • Become a Techscaler mentor
  • Explore Techscaler partnerships
  • Invest in Techscaler startups
  • Host events at Techscaler hubs for the startup community
Send us an enquiry

Startup Basics

An online, self-paced programme designed to demystify startups. The programme includes video interviews from founders and early startup employees, with reflection exercises for more experienced startup operators to focus their journey.

Find out more about Basics

Startup First Steps

A practical, live course for founders or prospective founders in the early stages of their startup journey. This course is designed for individuals who are committed to exploring the viability and opportunity of a startup idea in a specific sector, market, or problem area.

Find out more about First Steps

Startup Next Steps

For founders looking for early traction tactics and long-term growth strategies beyond Minimum Viable Product. A ten-week, live course designed to follow Startup First Steps for founders to learn how to build teams, manage operational aspects, navigate funding cycles and more.

Find out more about Next Steps

Reforge Membership

A partnership between CodeBase and Reforge bringing Silicon Valley playbooks and best practices to Scotland on the world’s leading career development platform for top-tier professionals in tech. Reforge memberships and cohort programmes are free to qualifying startup founders, leaders and their teams.

Find out more about Reforge

Enterprise Agency Support

Techscaler has partnered with Scotland’s national economic development agencies to offer support for founders navigating the funding landscape in Scotland. Find out how Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise can provide startups and scaleups with support to start and grow . Techscaler mentors will help you figure out how best to approach different sources of support.

Find out more about Agency Support

Techscaler Hubs & Regions

Latest News & Updates

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Events & Meetups

Building startups is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Making connections along the startup journey gives you a network of like-minded people to learn from and lean on.

Find a gathering online, across Scotland, and through our partners.

Join us at an event

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about Techscaler. If you can’t find the answer to your question here please get in touch.

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