A great place for tech
StartEDIN is a community inclusive to Edinburgh which is focused on promoting the city’s dynamic tech ecosystem.
Edinburgh has a dynamic and very successful start-up ecosystem supported by established companies with wonderful and varied creative, technical and entrepreneurial flair. Our aim is to bring cohesion to this community and boost and support it, attracting yet more great talent and resources as we promote Edinburgh tech world wide.
Our main objective is to raise awareness out-with Scotland of the dynamic and successful tech activity that there is in Edinburgh and bring the city the recognition it deserves.
StartEDIN is motivated to promote the cities thriving and vibrant ecosystem and launch it on a national and international stage
is upon assisting Edinburgh based companies to develop commercial opportunities outside Scotland
Edinburgh's active and vibrant start-up community
the city as one of the best places to live and work in Europe by raising awareness of its many great qualities such as lifestyle, culture, resources and ecosystem
a strong brand that is promoted both nationally and internationally through active marketing, social and advertising campaigns
the collective, an engaged membership organisation anchored by a universal brand that connects together the community and presents this to the world as a single movement
business opportunities, inward investment in skills and resources into the community
through collaboration, a connected ecosystem supported by a strong platform of communication, awareness and sharing
Leading companies, vibrant community
Edinburgh is home to lots of great tech companies such as Skyscanner, FreeAgent, FanDuel, Craneware, Rockstar North and Amazon. It also has the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics which has produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research than any other university in the UK.
Above all Edinburgh has a tech community that is immensely proud of what has been achieved in the city.
See for yourself!
Edinburgh: Great place for tech
Edinburgh's tech sector is growing rapidly and is home to many of the UK's leading companies. Hear why people from Amazon, Kotikan, FanDuel, Skyscanner, FreeAgent and Craneware love living and working in Edinburgh. Video credit - Invest Edinburgh
Edinburgh: A leading European Financial Centre
Edinburgh is one of the world's top fund management hubs and a major European centre for asset servicing. More than half of the world’s top 20 financial organisations have substantial operations in Scotland, with a critical mass of activity in and around Edinburgh. It is the UK’s second largest financial centre with a growing reputation in the fintech economy. Video credit - Invest Edinburgh
Living in Edinburgh & working in tech
Edinburgh is a popular city for technology companies and its high quality of life is a major attraction. Hear some of the reasons why people working in tech like living in Edinburgh. Video credit - Invest Edinburgh
Learn more about the companies in the Edinburgh Tech Community!
Administrate is an affordable, online training management solution that will save you time and money.
Aridhia is a world-leading health informatics company.
Attacat is a digital marketing agency that optimises the "online" of ambitious businesses.
Clazzoo is an online marketplace that provides an effortless way to run, discover and join recurring activities and classes on your doorstep.
CodeBase is the UK's largest tech incubator. Their goals are to drive investment in to tech start-ups and to improve digital skills for business.
Codeplay are internationally recognized experts in advanced optimizing technologies, compilers and programmable graphics.
Company Connecting is a directory of IT tech companies providing you with a platform to showcase, search & Identify companies of interest.
CriticalBlue helps its customers get optimal performance when running software on their chosen hardware platform.
Difference Corporation is a contact technologies & Services, consultancy and training centre with proven expertise working with people and technology to deliver results.
Experee is an Edinburgh-based start up growing out of Gift Experience Scotland. Experee is an online travel agent that promotes the experience and tours market globally.
FreeAgent provides UK online accounting software made specifically
for freelancers, small business owners and their accountants.
Global Surface Intelligence
Global Surface Intelligence (GSi) is a data services company, providing machine learning, predictive analytics on large and complex data sets (or big data).
Growth Hacking and Confidential Peer Mentoring Groups for Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders.
Intelligent Point of Sale
intelligentpos® is an iPad and cloud based point of sale app for iPad, available on the app store.
Actively encouraging and assisting investment and promoting the city as one of the most business-friendly locations in the UK and beyond.
Lynchpin help their clients to unlock the power of digital and customer data, offering a holistic and unbiased approach to data and strategy.
The ID Co.
This is the ID Co.’s big vision: to create a layer of trust in the internet that doesn’t currently exist.
Nullmighty produces digital experiences to visualise Information. These experiences can take two forms: Visual Storytelling and Data Visualisation.
Red61 is an experienced and innovative ticketing software and solutions provider.
RollRun assists litigation teams by scanning court terms automatically and alerting you when your search term appears.
Royal Bank of Scotland
Digital banking for customers
The expert voice that supports the success of the ICT industry in Scotland
The professional network connecting Edinburgh's start-up entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors.
Selex ES is an international leader in electronic & information solutions for defence, aerospace, space, security, high-integrity surveillance, information security and mission-essential services.
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site, providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, as well as car hire and hotels.
SNX allows you to bring together data from trading, back office, compliance, HR and other databases offering you the opportunity to view your data in a way that adds value to your business.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.
The Infinite Kind
The Infinite Kind build fantastic desktop, iOS, Android, and server apps.
Thrive for Business
Thrive for Business operate a portfolio of focused networking clubs aimed at connecting delegates to raise their company profile, gain market intelligence and share experiences.
Unit4 is a leading provider of people-centric enterprise applications for service organisations.
UoE Business School
The University of Edinburgh is a leading research university with more than 100 faculty members producing world-leading research on business and management issues.
User Vision is Scotland’s leading user experience consultancy.
An independently-owned, creative agency delivering effective marketing and digital strategies for UK and international clients.
Workpro case management software manages complaints, enquiries, service exceptions, issues and investigations.
ZoneFox is an Edinburgh based company that specialises in helping their customers protect their business-critical assets; data and IP.
Entering the US Market
via CIC St Louis
CIC St. Louis is St. Louis, Missouri’s largest innovation community offering co-working, offices and labs.
Under the EDIMO agreement, your Edinburgh-based company can launch into the US market via the St. Louis region utilizing the co-working space at CIC-St. Louis. This enables your company to grow in a connected, supportive community, comprised of mentors, investors, talent, and collaborators.
It also allows you to be in the midst of innovative companies, both small and large, including Boeing, RGA, Monsanto, Emerson, Purina and Pfizer. These companies are leading the world in military aviation, financial services, AgTech, animal health and health innovation. In addition, the St. Louis region is connected to the entire US via extensive rail, river and road networks, and is home to an international airport.
With its strategic location, globally connected infrastructure, stable fiscal atmosphere, economic diversity, competitive business and labor costs, highly-skilled and hard working talent, quality of life, reliable and inexpensive energy, aggressive and performance-based incentives and a statewide commitment to attracting companies and investment, Missouri is a place where companies come to grow and thrive.
For more information on the St. Louis region and Missouri in general we recommend the following online resources:
Both the Missouri Partnership and Accelerate St. Louis are available to assist companies as they evaluate entering the US market via St. Louis.
Entering the EU Market
via Scotland's Capital City, Edinburgh
The EDIMO agreement provides your St Louis based company with the opportunity to launch into the European market via the thriving tech community that is Edinburgh. StartEDIN will provide access to their fantastic member network whilst a founding member of the initiative, The City of Edinburgh Council, will provide investor support and soft landing space to Missouri companies establishing offices in Edinburgh.
The support provided by StartEDIN and the City of Edinburgh Council will offer you the opportunity to grow your company in a strongly connected, resourceful and supportive tech ecosystem supplying a first class foundation for entering the European marketplace.
The US remains Edinburgh’s number one inward investor attracted by the quality of talent, its innovation driven business eco-system, connectivity and award winning quality of life. Edinburgh's vibrant tech community presents world class opportunities for Missouri based companies wishing to expand.
You will be placed in the centre of this thriving community with fresh new start-ups like Nullmighty, Roll Run, Clazzoo and Decidz; young and more established companies like Freeagent, Miicard, UserVision, whitespace and Administrate. Not forgetting our tech unicorns Skyscanner and Fanduel.
One of the things our members love most is their access to fantastic talent, especially with Edinburgh University, one of the top European universities, on their doorstep.
Our city also offers outstanding transport links with extensive road, rail and air links across Europe keeping you and your company well connected from the heart of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.
For more information on EDIMO, get in touch.