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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 in a to your initial target market (in our case a small city), the…

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. This roundup is a…

By Michael Hayes

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Upcoming Scottish Tech Events

RookieOven Meetup - 5th August We host an informal meetup in Glasgow every month on the first Monday of the month, with August’s date for…

By Charlotte Dougall

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TRC Special Edition 2019

Take it from me, TRC Media offer some of the best support for Digital/Tech businesses in Scotland. I was lucky enough to be on the Cross…

By Michael Hayes

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Top Tips for Getting Work Experience

The summer is upon us, and for many students, that means it’s time to get stuck into a work placement. If you’re one of these students and…

By Charlotte Dougall

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Meet the Founder - Mike Davis

Mike Davis is the founder of My Probate Partner and is trying to disrupt the estate administration industry with the help of technology…

By Charlotte Dougall

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What is content marketing and how could it help your startup?

As consumers, we’re exposed to advertisements thousands of times a day. You’ll see adverts anywhere and everywhere nowadays, and it can feel…

By Charlotte Dougall

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DeathTech - Disrupting the legal industry with technology

Mike Davis is building a purpose led, consumer-focused legal tech company aiming to disrupt the estate administration industry. He’s sharing…

By Mike Davis

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Community Podcast Recommendations

The Entrepreneur Agony Aunt by Vicky Brock Telling the startup experience like it really is. Entrepreneur Vicky Brock and her highly…

By Charlotte Dougall

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How to Validate Your Startup Idea

So you’ve got a great idea for a product or a service - but how do you know if it’s something that your audience actually want and need…

By Charlotte Dougall

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How to Support Your Local Startup Scene

Recently I’ve written a couple of blog posts about the Glasgow tech community. One about the benefits of the city and a second one with some…

By Michael Hayes

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Getting to Know Your Target Audience

Previously, we’ve discussed some of the ways to find customers for your business. Your customers are a vital part of your business, and…

By Charlotte Dougall

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10 Commandments for an Effective Tech Community in Scotland

Apologies but I’m going to sound a bit preachy here. From my experience, I’m able to do my best work surrounded by talented, like-minded…

By Michael Hayes

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Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Startup

Social media is a great way to build awareness for your startup, but it’s not as simple as throwing out a few tweets and expecting success…

By Charlotte Dougall

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Glasgow: A City of Opportunity

Being a Glaswegian is a weird one, we're simultaneously passionate about our hometown and equally critical. Citizens of the city will…

By Michael Hayes

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What is a Minimum Viable Product?

If you frequent the startup community, you’ll most likely have come across the term “MVP” and its importance for early-stage businesses. The…

By Charlotte Dougall

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Meet the Expert - Michael Hayes

Michael is the founder of software development company Add Jam and the brains behind RookieOven. Add Jam was founded by Michael and co…

By Charlotte Dougall

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Community Podcast Recommendations

The Recipe for SEO Success Show The Recipe for SEO Success podcast helps you expand your understanding of all things Search Engine…

By Charlotte Dougall

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