NextGen Founders

No founder is an island. From peers to partners, NextGen is where you make the connection

We’re building a programme of networking and knowledge-sharing events and resources to help Scotland’s founders build and scale high-impact technology businesses.


Connect with and learn from peers, partners and investors. The NextGen network is the place for startup founders & execs to…


Connect with your peers


Grow your network, and meet like-minded peers on a similar professional journey. Raise glasses, open doors. The NextGen network brings together founders and execs from tech startups across all sectors and stages, to forge new bonds and partnerships.

Share insight and stories

Cally Russell, CEO of Mallzee

This is a place to share the good and the bad; the stuff you don't talk about with the team or your "normal" friends. We’re building a support system for founders and a forum for knowledge-sharing, because it’s critical for the health of our ecosystem.

Learn from the best

Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner

Learn — and teach — about the things that work, those that don't, and how to achieve your goals faster. NextGen is a place to connect with and learn from people further along in their startup journey — and share with people just starting out.


Our Partners


NextGen Dinners

Join us in Edinburgh for an intimate quarterly gathering of Scotland’s tech leaders. Connect with and learn from peers, partners and investors over dinner and drinks in a private and informal setting.

  • Informal networking over 3-course dinner and drinks at a private venue

  • After-dinner speakers from top tech businesses and VC firms

  • 50 founders, early-stage execs, tech veterans, investors and partners

  • Invitation-only to ensure a high-quality community of peers

Next dinner: Thursday 24 October

Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh

With special guests:


Join the NextGen Founders community

To keep things intimate, attendance at NextGen events is by invitation only. Want to be part of a select group of founders, executives and investors? Apply to join here!

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Upcoming events

Alongside our flagship quarterly dinners, we also host a smaller monthly gathering and roundtable discussion, providing a regular opportunity for leaders in the local tech ecosystem to bond and share insight.

Thursday 24 October

Quarterly Founders’ Dinner @ Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh

Special guests: