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EVENTS are being held in Lerwick this week to provide support and advice to any new tech businesses or people interested in the sector.

They are being hosted by Techscaler, a programme to support founders and their teams build, grow and scale tech start-ups in Scotland.

A free networking and information event will take place at Lerwick Town Hall on Wednesday between 4pm and 7pm, with registration available online.

There will also be the opportunity to have more in-depth chats with the Techscaler team at Islesburgh Community Centre on Thursday between 10.30am and 12.10pm, with slots bookable.

Techscaler offers a suite of support to startup founders in Scotland including mentorship, community, workspace, and education courses, which are fully funded by the Scottish Government.

Mark Sutherland, head of Highlands and Islands regional engagement for CodeBase, which are delivering the Techscaler programme, said: “There are amazing things happening in Shetland. We’re excited about the potential for even more people to get involved in tech startups or think about technological solutions for their businesses, and how Techscaler can help people on their startup journey.”

Head of North East regional engagement Paul Clelland, who previously lived and worked in Shetland, said: “Whether you have the seed of an idea for a tech business or are thinking about a technological solution for your current business, whether you’re a student or a member of the local business community, we’d love to see you at our event at the Town Hall or sign up for one of our office hour slots.”

Maria Bell, Techscaler member and co-founder and MD at Mesomorphic and Silicon Croft, said: “The Techscaler network is growing at a fast rate and will provide opportunities all over Scotland for digital entrepreneurs, past, present and future to innovate and collaborate, and I think it’s fantastic for Shetland to be included in this network.”

The events are for anyone involved in the tech industry, interested in technology, who has an idea for a tech start-up, or that are part of the broader business community.

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