Startup - 41 articles

September 27, 2022
When I started Company Connecting, I never thought of it as a ‘Start up’. I had several ideas for a business and key for me was to be independent and live up to my new motto ‘Life is too short to work for someone else’. I come from a long line of farmers and engineers ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Hi there, could you tell us a little about StartEdin got started and what your mission is as a company?StartEDIN is a joint initiative between the city of Edinburgh and its tech community to promote Edinburgh as a great place for tech and connect Edinburgh tech companies to International talent and global opportunities. The initiative ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Hi there, could you tell us a little about Benevolent AI and your motivations as a company?Despite the huge growth of knowledge, scientific discovery has not changed for 50 years.  It’s impossible for humans alone to process all the information potentially available to advance scientific research.  A new scientific paper is published every 30 seconds, ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Could you tell a little about how Starling Bank works?Starling is a technology start up with a banking licence. We’re creating an app that helps people to manage their money and understand where and how they are spending, so they can make better decisions about their money. Starling offers a completely new way for people ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Why do start- ups go bust and how can we try to avoid it happening?There are a myriad of straws that can break the back of a start-up. Usually these boil down to time and money or more specifically timing and lack of money.  Compounding issues of gaps in the management’s business skill set often ... Read more
September 27, 2022
SmartPeak Flow’s mission is to help patients stay on top of their asthma by giving an accurate measure of their lung function – a bit like a blood pressure meter does for people with hypertension.For doctors and asthma nurses Smart Peak Flow provides reliable clinical data they can base therapeutic decisions on. Hi Thomas, could ... Read more
September 27, 2022
James Holland talked with Graham Smith of Wiseman Designs on the highs and lows of going it alone with your own small business. Hi Graham, how did you come to start Wiseman designs?The idea came about in 2011. A friend and I had both left University and having had pretty good years out in industry ... Read more
September 27, 2022
We regularly publish maps and infographics which provide insights into IT companies: what they do, where they are located, clusters of skills etc. This week and next we are concentrating on what is happening in the Aberdeen area.  We are taking a closer look at the data we have in the Company Connecting database and ... Read more
September 27, 2022
In the last startup article I wrote about my experience working with Dr. Martin Halvey and Strathclyde University to develop the proof of concept for Company Connecting. The next thing I needed to do was to let people see the Proof of Concept site and get some feedback. I had recently taken on my first employee: Robin ... Read more
September 27, 2022
A few weeks ago I wrote about my experiences with Interface Online and the help I received in finding a University I could collaborate with to get Company Connecting off the ground. I had already started to develop the methodology for collecting and categorising the information on IT companies, and now I needed a framework ... Read more