SCALE: Edinburgh has been created to provide the missing link between large companies who want to embrace innovation, and younger tech businesses who want to grow. The initiative, a partnership between CodeBase and PwC, provides access to decision makers within organisations.
As such, Waracle CEO, Chris Martin is part of SCALE: Edinburgh and looks forward to helping Scottish technology firms grow as part of this initiative.
Chris will be joined by Shaf Rasul, a Scottish IT and property entrepreneur who was a panellist on Dragons Den, and communications agency Holyrood PR.
Together, the SCALE: Edinburgh team will act as mentors to participating companies during a 10-week programme aimed at broadening in-company expertise. Other mentors include iomart chairman and Insider columnist Ian Ritchie and the digital strategist Sorcha Lorimer.
Chris Martin, chief executive of Waracle, commented: “Once upon a time I was a software engineer, but sadly I’ve crossed to the dark side and appreciate the commercial side of a tech company is arguably more important than the tech. It’s a problem in Scotland as it doesn’t have a wide talent pool of commercial technology execs yet. Programmes that help share that valuable but scarce expertise are vital.”
SCALE: Edinburgh expect to have over 30 executives available as mentors for the first meeting at CodeBase on 26 October 2017.
Waracle, part of Exception, are one of the UK’s largest mobile app development, IoT and digital consulting companies. Since 2008 Waracle have created some of the most exciting Mobile and IoT apps on the market.
With offices in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, Waracle have a rapidly growing team of industry leading UX designers, scrum-masters, iOS, Android and Hybrid developers, QA and App Store Optimisation experts. We’ve proven in-depth experience across many industry sectors including; Fintech, Scientific Research, Digital Health, Energy, Transportation and Luxury Goods and have become a trust partner for many of the UK’s largest brands.
Our experience has resulted in a robust engineering process that has agile at it’s core. We have the flexibility to work with small teams, as part of your own team or scale up for large projects. Waracle’s team have commercially succeeded in creating, developing and launching industry leading software products and bring that knowledge and experience into each customer engagement.
Waracle is regularly cited as an industry leading mobile app and IoT development company from independent research companies including Clutch, AppIndex and Carnival. Waracle are also an IBM Watson IoT Partner.