Digital Media Launchpad

Yesterday we announced in partnership with Innovate UK, Creative Edinburgh and Festivals Edinburgh a new £1 million fund for startups who are interested in digital media innovation. Each project value will be approximately £100,000 to £120,000, with 70% of the funding being provided by Innovate UK. CodeBase will be active in helping applicants find the remaining 30%.

Expansion News

It seemed the dust had only just settled on our last phase of expansion when we began work on the next wing of CodeBase. We took over another 10,000 square feet of Argyle House at the beginning of this year, and building work to renovate has been pushing on for the last month. This expansion will allow three of our key tenants to move into larger areas, as their rapid growth has left them needing the extra space for new hires!

VAT Changes for Digital Services

On Thursday Iain Masterson, Senior VAT Manager at Chiene and Tait, came by to CodeBase talk to our companies about the impending VAT changes, due to take effect on January 1st.

The talk was a fascinating insight and vital overview of the implications of the changes and what they mean for companies in our building, and others like them, who supply digital services. 

Post Seedcamp Digest

Last week we teamed up with Seedcamp to hold the first Mini SeedCamp Edinburgh. We had hundreds of applications from some amazing startups from all over Scotland and further afield into Europe.

Of the nine that pitched we're very proud that four of the companies selected are a part of CodeBase: BubbalConing HouseMake it Social and MakeWorks. We also saw pitches from Scottish startups Onyu and Digital Receipts as well as  MangoSteam (London), Kollekt.fm (Holland) and Pricelizer (Sweden).