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Harper Macleod excited to become a Partner of Turing Fest tech conference

Harper Macleod is delighted to be announced as a Partner of Turing Fest, the annual tech conference taking place in Edinburgh next month.

Turing Fest, which runs over three days from November 2-4, brings together leaders, technologists and growth experts from some of the world’s most exciting startups with the aim of helping to create more high-growth tech businesses.

The firm will be backing the speed networking events at Turing Fest, which will be a hybrid conference this year – partly in person, and also streaming live to a global audience.

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Paula Skinner, Head of the Entrepreneurs & startups team at Harper Macleod, said: “We can’t wait to be part of TF21. Scotland’s tech sector is booming, our own figures for the past year showed that investment in high-growth Scottish tech businesses defied the pandemic to go through the roof and that appetite will only grow.

“We know that Scotland has the largest ‘self contained’ investment market outside of London, that’s why it is great to have Turing Fest on our doorstep, albeit tech has proven that geography is no longer any kind of barrier to doing business globally.”

Harper Macleod’s team is recognised as being among the leading dealmakers in Scotland and has worked with many of the country’s leading startups and the organisations that make up our entrepreneurial ecosystem, from Entrepreneurial Spark to Scottish EDGE. 

In the most recent financial year, the team saw investment deals rise by more than 42%, with almost two-thirds of the 61 investments closed being in tech businesses across a variety of sectors.

Among the many recent deals they have acted on are: space-tech firm R3-IoT; AI firm Aveni; fintech Yoello; gaming firms Zappaty and Incentive Games; delivery startup Green Zoom; circular economy startup Reath Technology; and virtual interview software business Willo.

Skinner added: “As someone who has been an ambassador for the Scottish startup scene for so long, it is brilliant to see us reach such a critical mass where Scotland is seen as a real hotbed of ideas and new, high-growth businesses. I have no doubt some of the businesses we will be talking about in years to come will be in attendance, learning from those who have blazed a trail before them.”

Speakers at this year’s event include representatives of businesses such as Spotify, Facebook, HubSpot, Administrate, Wise and many more.

Brian Corcoran, CEO and Founder of Turing Fest said: “We are delighted to welcome Harper Macleod on board as a Partner of TF21. As a business that has been prominent champions of the tech startup scene in Scotland it’s great to see them bring that experience and know-how and join us in fostering the networking and strategies needed to accelerate growth and achieve success.”

TF21 Discount Code

As a special bonus to celebrate our Partnership with Turing Fest, friends and contacts at Harper Macleod can get a 15% discount on their bookings for TF21 by referencing the code below when signing up.

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You can find out more about Turing Fest at www.turingfest.com