Meet Scotland’s most exciting startups…

Freshers’ Festival isn’t just about introducing students to the biggest and best brands in Scotland, it’s also about uniting you with some of the freshest, most exciting new ideas around. So get ready to get your socks blown right off by our Startup Showcase winners.

It was a long and difficult judging process involving a panel of entrepreneurial experts from the likes of Harper McLeod LLP, Exolta Capital Partners, the University of Strathclyde and, of course, Freshers’ Festival organisers, but we’re confident that we’ve picked a great selection of fun Scottish startups that you’re going to love.

startupWithout further ado, we’re pleased to announce that the following companies will be given a free spot to bring their exciting new products to this year’s festival:


A revolutionary events ticket search engine that lets you find tickets for top events wherever they’re  on sale.


A tech company that’s building apps to help people with dyslexia.


The next generation travel pillow that provides neck support, packs easily and is machine washable.


An app that lets you crowdsource answers to life’s most difficult (or trivial) questions.

Carbon Fitness

A fitness clothing brand that combines innovative material with stylish design.

Pick Protection

A personal protection device that combines location information, recording capability and an audio alarm to protect in the event of an attack.

Nom Yap

A new app designed specifically to find and meet like-minded students at university.


A range of sports socks and boxing wraps specifically designed for martial artists.

So whether you’re keen to see the cutting edge of Scottish design, business and technology or you want to support and network with other bright young things, get on over their stands at this year’s Freshers’ Festival.

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