IQX to establish commercial links with China
Scottish borders-based recruitment software provider, IQX Limited, has been selected as one of twelve top technology companies in Scotland to travel with Scottish Entrepreneurs in China to both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China this October, with the aim to establish lasting commercial connections between China and Scotland.
The company says that this trip is a fantastic opportunity for IQX and comes at the perfect time as it is currently expanding into new markets.
Edinburgh-based Informatics Ventures and WeAreTheFuture both promote technology entrepreneurship across Scotland and joined forces with The Asia Scotland Institute and Scottish Enterprise, to launch the competition to find twelve of Scotland’s top technology companies to fly out to China.
IQX, along with eleven other Scottish technology companies including Mallzee, IceRobotics and Flavourly, have been selected to join the programme and will be meeting with commercial contacts and investors in China. They will act as ambassadors for Scotland’s technology industry, promoting technology led opportunities in Scotland and are to establish a foothold in the Chinese market.
Justin Willey (pictured), managing director, will be representing IQX on the visit. He will be joined by Russell Dalgleish, managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners, who works closely with IQX as a board advisor and has strong ties to the world of recruitment.
Willey commented, “This is a fantastic opportunity for IQX as we are now in the perfect position to expand to export markets. Our focus on compliance is ideal for healthcare, construction and education sectors, and will be a real asset in China.”
The trip will take place over five days, beginning in Hong Kong on the 17th of October, where the Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) summit will take place, before heading north to Shenzhen for the second summit.
Danny Helson from Informatics Ventures said, “This trip will build on the success of the EIE technology investor showcase events which have been held in Edinburgh and London for a number of years, and drawn in investors from across the world. Companies that have exhibited at our UK EIE events have secured over £350m in funding to date, and some are already operating in global markets. Now we're taking EIE to China, for EIE Hong Kong and EIE Shenzhen, both these events will provide great opportunities for technology investors in the region to see some of the best companies emerging from Scotland’s vibrant tech environment.”