SVA19: Scott Weir, Founder of Pillow Property Partners
This month a cohort of Scotland's brightest tech entrepreneurs will travel to the US as part of our Silicon Valley Accelerate programme.
DIGIT caught up with some of the entrepreneurs and startup founders heading to the States. Now in its sixth year, the programme gives startup founders access to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, helping to boost engagement and relations between the two sectors.
Scott Weir: A Background
My background is property and I have been a landlord since the age of 17, where I set up my first management company in 2005. I am from South West Scotland and have a BA in Management, MBA and several industry-specific qualifications. I have won various entrepreneurial awards since founding the business.
Since being in the residential lettings market for more than two decades, I have seen that sector change massively.
These changes, mixed in with technological advances and shifting customer demographics, meant that it was the ideal time to launch Pillow. Five years earlier and it would not have been possible, and a few years later and we would have had a massive challenge in a saturated market.
Having been 100% self-funded so far, investment is not our primary objective.
"The trip for me will be to gain insights, experience and contacts to make Pillow the strongest company it can be." - Scott Weir, Pillow Property Partners
Connections to help us establish our Scottish hotel chain and link to American markets would be amazing.
Scotland is an amazing country for entrepreneurship and has a great infrastructure. However, experiencing the culture of Silicon Valley, and that of America, will massively change my mindset, outlook and creativity. I will come back home invigorated and buzzing with inspiration, as I’m sure any entrepreneur would.
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