Inspiring Into Tech (Dumfries)


30 January 2024 13:30 - 15:30


  • SRUC Barony Campus
  • SRUC Barony Campus
  • Parkgate
  • Dumfries
  • DG1 3NE



Session 1 of our Intro to Tech Series - brought to you by South of Scotland Enterprise, SRUC, Borders College & techscaler.

In this session you will hear from tech entrepreneurs and speakers to inspire you and open up your imagination to the world of tech!

At Session 1 you can look forward to hearing from experts including:

Michael Scott A beef and dairy farmer for 12 years, Michael started exploring and being curious about tech solutions and starting work in blockchain. Now, Michael has set up his own tech company using lowcode solutions and some self-taught software skills, to create products for industries such as agriculture, hospitality and service industries.

Shona Marsh Before joining CodeBase, Shona spent 8 years building start-ups and growing the business of one of the Silicon Valley unicorns, Airbnb (inc. building & selling a company to Airbnb). Prior to this, Shona built tourist destination brands and tourism businesses.

Michael Gardiner Working in digital strategy and global roles for 15 years, Michael is now at South of Scotland Enterprise bringing digital expertise and knowledge to support and develop businesses across the South of Scotland.



Techscaler is a Scottish Government funded programme, delivered by CodeBase, and offers tailored support for everyone in Scotland who wants to build a startup, whether they are considering a career in startups or are developing, building and scaling an idea.

We offer Community and Member access to world-class education, a peer-led online and offline community, and flexible workspaces.

Techscaler membership is for any prospective or current startup founder, startup employees, or more broadly anyone who is involved in the Scottish tech ecosystem. Membership offers tailored support depending on your goals. When someone applies to become a Techscaler member, our team can direct applicants to the most suitable Techscaler support.



CodeBase helps people build and grow better tech startups through community, education, and workspace. CodeBase promotes and facilitates collaboration in tech innovation by working with startups, scaleups, corporates, governments, academia, investors and the third sector.


Refreshments will be provided for attendees.

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