EIGHT firms are to battle it out for the title of technology company of the year at the Scottish Business Awards, with the winner set to be announced in November.
Along with fantasy gaming outfit FanDuel and flight search engine Skyscanner, the shortlist comprises cloud computing specialist Brightsolid, retail software company Intelligent Point of Sale, design agency MadeBrave, personalised shopping app Mallzee, light-enabled internet technology firm PureLifi and apps developer SwarmOnline.
Awards founder Josh Littlejohn said: “The Tech Company of the Year is a new category for the Scottish Business Awards this year and we are putting the sector front and centre of our Festival of Entrepreneurship. We are delighted with the quality of the shortlist. The companies range from established players, ‘unicorns’ and emerging companies which testify to the health and vibrancy of the tech sector within Scotland.”
The judging panel for the awards, which take place on 12 November at the Edinburgh International Conference centre, is chaired by Sir Tom Hunter and includes video game industry veteran Chris van der Kuyl. Hollywood star George Clooney is due to attend the evening ceremony.