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Data scientists 'driving Scotland’s fintech future'

The ‘sexiest career of the 21st century’ is attracting some of the brightest brains, and international financial institutions are tapping into Scotland’s new pipeline of talent.

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Henderson Loggie will also highlight the value of video games tax relief at the Dundee event. Picture: Neil Hanna

Henderson Loggie throws weight behind Dundee gaming festival

Accountancy firm Henderson Loggie has reached an agreement to support Scotland’s newest gaming festival, which is due to take place in Dundee in September.

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EIE18 seeking tech innovators for 10th anniversary event

Informatics Ventures is welcoming preregistration interest for their 10th anniversary Engage Invest Exploit conference in 2018.

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BrewDog's James Watt will be speaking at the Startup Summit in November. Picture: Contributed

BrewDog co-founder toasts Edinburgh start-up conference

The co-founder of craft beer maker BrewDog has been revealed as a headline speaker at a start-up event that returns to Edinburgh in November.

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"The angels themselves often want to do more, providing advice, contacts, and moral support through the difficult early years," says Jonathan Harris

Angel entrepreneurs pledge to help new firms

Investors can transform businesses when they get involved in start-ups —and contrary to popular opinion it’s not all about the money.

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Jim Duffy says it's time for some realism in the 'start-up' world. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Expect a bumpy ride on the way to ‘startupland’

It always makes me smile when I speak to people about to start a business, or have started, and instantly label themselves as a “start-up”.

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Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou says disability is 'no barrier to a successful future'. Picture: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Stelios opens 11th annual award for disabled entrepreneurs

The search has begun for this year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

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iZettle said Scotland topped the table for factors including confidence and business support. Picture: Johnston Press

Scotland’s economy: Scotland ranked best place to start a business

Scotland has been ranked as the best place in the UK to start a business, thanks to five key factors.

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The �1 million project will examine ways of preventing hackers enticing people into downloading malware

Aberdeen university leads global project to battle cyber-attacks

A major international project to prevent organisations and businesses being hacked by cyber-attacks is being spearheaded by the University of Aberdeen.

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Ideagen said trading since the end of its financial year remains 'robust'. Picture: Contributed

Software group Ideagen reveals surge in annual profits

Ideagen, the software developer with a sizeable presence in East Kilbride, today reported its eighth consecutive year of rising sales and profits.

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WhatsApp users have been urged to be vigilant. Picture: Contributed

Fraudsters targeting WhatsApp users’ bank details

MESSAGES claiming to be from WhatsApp are being sent by fraudsters intending to steal banking and personal information.

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Staffmetrix says firms need to 'take their gender pay gap reports seriously'. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Data outfit Staffmetrix seeks to narrow gender pay gap

An Edinburgh-based data ­analytics specialist has pushed the button on a service designed to help organisations report their gender pay gap.

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Authorities are grappling with the field of fintech. Picture: Contributed

Defusing the legal minefield in financial technology

Melanie Martin, an associate in the EU competition and regulatory practice with Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, examines fintech’s impact on competition legislation.

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Nick Freer says Berlin is a rightful pretender to London's tech throne. Picture: Getty Images

Nick Freer: Scotland can learn from Berlin’s tech scene

It’s raining, I’ve got my eyes closed and one hand on the shoulder of a Scottish tech CEO in front of me as we shuffle down a gravelly path to the sound of the rain, chattering German schoolchildren and lunchtime traffic.

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Patrick Clover, founder of Edinburgh-based Blackbx. Picture: Chris Watt

Tech entrepreneur eyes global growth with wifi firm Blackbx

There are some of us who can remember the days before a trip to a cafe, restaurant or hotel involved asking for the wifi password.

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The study found that female-led crowdfunding campaigns achieve higher pledge amounts. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Female entrepreneurs leading the way in crowdfunding

Men use seed crowdfunding more than women to build up their business, but they are less successful at doing so, according to new research.

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Video stories are becoming increasingly popular, with more than 200 million created every day.

Scots video app wins backing from Google

A fledgling Scottish technology firm has won financial backing from internet giant Google to develop its innovative video app which is targeting a slice of what is forecast to become a $13 billion market.

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BT Tower in London.

BT Openreach arm to be monitored by new OFCOM unit

The UK’s communications watchdog is to set up a dedicated unit to monitor whether BT’s Openreach infrastructure arm is delivering on its targets following its separation from the telecoms giant.

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Shetland MSP Tavish Scott (left) officially names the new Mairs Pier in Lerwick this week with harbour authority chairman Brian Anderson and chief executive Sandra Laurenson. Picture: John Couts

Lerwick harbour development a boost for Scotland’s fishing fleet

A multi-million pound expansion of Lerwick Harbour was officially opened this week as part of a long-term strategy to attract investment to Shetland and consolidate its role as a hub for the fishing and energy industries.

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Water treatment start-up uFraction8 wins Murgitroyd innovator award

A Falkirk-based water treatment start-up has emerged as the winner of the inaugural £7,500 Murgitroyd Innovator Launchpad competition.

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