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Tech Clinic: Defining Problem Statements with Techscaler

August 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This workshop, led by Julie Grieve, for early stage female/non-binary founders will focus on defining your Problem Statement ahead of the Female Founder Hackathon on 5th October.

Applications to the Hackathon are open until Friday 1st September.

Hackathons are for rapidly exploring ideas, exercising your creative problem-solving skills, getting expert technical input on a well-defined problem or opportunity, and space to meet and collaborate with new connections in the startup ecosystem. Defining your problem statement will support getting the most out of your Hackathon experience.

Julie will support founders on how to describe problems, challenges and opportunities, referencing what your end user or customer is trying to achieve.

We’ll cover the following topics:

● What problem are you solving for potential users of your tech product? Ensuring you have a clear problem statement to use for hypothesis testing & development

● Will it actually work? Thinking critically about your solution and testing components in real life

● How to talk about it and work with developers? Using the language of product development and understanding the product development cycle

This will be a practical and interactive workshop, with lots of opportunities to work with other founders and gain practical, actionable feedback on your ideas.

Preparation: Please bring along a draft problem statement that describes your idea.


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About Julie Grieve


Julie Grieve is the founder of Criton, a guest engagement and integrations platform for the hospitality sector which she sold in 2022. Criton simplified digital transformation in the independent hotel sector. Julie set up and was CEO of Lateral City, a luxury serviced apartment operator in Scotland when she had the idea for Criton, having been frustrated at how static her guest information had become and how disconnected she found the hospitality tech world. Prior to Lateral City Julie was the MD of Abbey Business Centres, a serviced office company which she sold to Regus in 2011

Julie is also a Director of Women in Tourism and an Ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland and she co-owns a gift shop with her husband.


August 24, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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