We’ve moved! CodeBase opens with Alex Salmond
We’ve moved! The CodeBase office in Edinburgh is the new home for Float and many other tech start-ups, and we were welcomed by none other than an excited Alex Salmon, First Minister of Scotland during the official opening today.
Float has moved from old TechCube by the Meadows, to new offices in Edinburgh’s latest – and Scotland’s biggest – tech incubator, CodeBase. The latest venture from Jamie Coleman opened today, and Float are excited to be one of the many growing companies taking up office space in the old building that has been revamped to fit tech start-ups rather than government offices. Argyle House, a prime example of brutalist architecture from the 60s in Edinburgh city centre, has had a new lease of life with over 20 companies taking up the top floor of the building, which has amazing views of Edinburgh Castle.
Today the first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, came to open CodeBase and the newly fitted office space, and he successfully declared it ‘well and truly opened’. The First Minister also announced a £6.6m initiative from the Scottish government, aiming to boost jobs and skills development in the tech sector. This is money which will be well received among the many innovative tech startups we share our new office space with. A host of exciting neighbours, including the mobile geniuses of Kotikan, medical marvels eoSurgical and RelayMed, media movers Peekabu, infographersStipso, cloud tech Cloudsoft and PlanforCloud, AI artists Winterwell and many more, means that Float is in good company when we take our next steps on the continued journey to success.
Read more on BBC Scotland, where Colin Hewitt from Float is pictured in conversation with Alex Salmond about cash flow forecasting.
Image credit to Stephen Coleman