Creating a vibrant Scottish startup community.

Scotland is the perfect place to nurture and develop your tech startup. Our country has the potential to build world class companies, with our proud history of innovation and stacks of talent across the nation.

Why Does RookieOven Exist?

RookieOven started in 2011 as a way to nurture and empower Scotland's tech startup ecosystem. We believe in the power of community and peer support for founders. By connecting like-minded individuals, we create a space where entrepreneurs can thrive and innovate together.

Peer Support and Advice

Connect with fellow founders who understand your challenges. Share experiences and learn from each other's journeys.

Valuable Networking

Make meaningful connections and find potential collaborators, mentors, or even investors within the Scottish startup community.

Honest Feedback

Get constructive feedback on your ideas, products, and strategies from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Mental Health Support

Find a supportive community that understands the unique pressures of startup life and can offer empathy and encouragement.

Promote Scottish tech globally

We aim for the website to be a platform to showcase the best of Scottish tech to the world. We want to help Scottish startups get the recognition they deserve.

By founders for founders.

A founder led voice for Scottish tech. Not the whims of public sector bodies or the agenda of investors. We're here to support founders.

Recent Blog Posts

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Getting back to basics

I can barely believe RookieOven is over 13 years old now and it all started out as two simple things: A blog where I…

By Michael Hayes

How Glasgow has Transformed our Driving Startup image

How Glasgow has Transformed our Driving Startup

How Glasgow has Transformed our Driving Startup When launching a product into your initial target market (in our case a…

By GoRoadie

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Community Podcast Recommendations

Over the past few months, we’ve been collecting Podcast recommendations from members of the Scottish tech community…

By Michael Hayes

How do I get involved in the Scottish tech community?

Take the leap. Come along to a RookieOven meetup and meet the community. We're a friendly bunch and we'd love to meet you. Alternatively checkout our community page for more ways to get involved in the Scottish tech scene. There's a meetup or event for everyone.

Next RookieOven Meetup

First Monday of each month at 18:30 PM

Venue: The Raven, Renfield Street, Glasgow

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