New AccelerateHER partnership with CodeBase to grow female Tech Scaler participation

20/09/2022
Jackie Waring (AccelerateHER Chair)

ACCELERATEHER has teamed up with CodeBase in a new partnership aimed at increasing women company founder participation in a Scotland-wide programme designed to inspire and support a new generation of tech entrepreneurs. 

In July, the Scottish Government awarded a £42m Tech Scaler contract to CodeBase to develop a national education programme, community and network of seven hubs around Scotland to help scale up the nation’s most promising tech startup businesses.

CodeBase is now joining forces with AccelerateHER in this new partnership which will give women tech leaders a clear access route to Tech Scaler activity. With support from the Scottish Government, the two organisations will work together to stage a series of tech clinics between now and the end of March aimed at helping female and non-binary founders develop the startup playbook knowledge required to enhance a great tech business. 

The first of these events, being staged on 26 September and led by CodeBase CSO Steven Drost, is focused on helping early-stage women founders build tech and MVPs (Minimal Viable Products) to test their market. A follow-up event on 13 October will be led by female-founded Valla, a tech disruptor company which is unbundling the legal industry by reducing costs and increasing access to services. 

CEO and co-founder of CodeBase, Stephen Coleman OBE, said: “We’re delighted to be working in close partnership with AccelerateHER to further enhance diversity across the Tech Scaler programme. For Scotland to be one of the most tech startup friendly places in the world, it is crucial that we foster a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem.”

“We look forward to working with AccelerateHER and their vast network of women founders to support them in building their businesses via education programmes, community building and networking.”

Jackie Waring, AccelerateHER Chair said: “We are incredibly excited to partner with CodeBase and build on the close long-term relationship that’s developed between the two organisations. This initiative adds value to the thousands of female founders that we support and will further enable CodeBase to increase diversity across the Scottish Government’s Tech Scaler programme.”

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