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Scottish Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

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Scottish Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

The Scottish Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year was announced last week at the BQ National Entrepreneur Festival in Newcastle. James McIlroy (EnteroBiotix), a medical student from Aberdeen University, was selected by the judges and received his prize on stage from … Continued

The Third CAN DO Assembly

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The Third CAN DO Assembly

The annual get together of the movers and shakers of Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the third CAN DO Assembly was held on 04 April 2017 at the incredible Tolbooth in Stirling. Our theme was Creating the Future, referring both to the future … Continued

Report Highlights Value of Converge Challenge

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Report Highlights Value of Converge 1

Scottish start-ups and university spinouts who participated in Converge Challenge have leveraged over seven times in subsequent funding the amount that the programme’s university partners and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) originally invested in the company creation competition, a new … Continued

Venturefest Scotland

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Just as 2017 saw the third (and best) CAN DO Assembly, it will also be the occasion of the third (and surely the best!) Venturefest Scotland.  The event will be held on 20 September this year, again at the Glasgow Science … Continued

These entrepreneurs have the EDGE!

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These entrepreneurs have the EDGE! 1

The Final of Scottish EDGE Round 9, held Thursday 15 December, saw twenty-one of Scotland’s most promising entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to an expert panel of judges in order to win up to £100,000 each in grant funding and loans. The … Continued

Places, Spaces and Graces

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Places, Spaces and Graces

Pathways to Prosperity: Places, Spaces and Graces Join us for this inspiring half-day seminar exploring how we can generate prosperity more effectively and sustainably while retaining, and indeed enhancing, our humanity. We will do this through examining three complementary themes … Continued

Coworking comes of age

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Coworking comes of age

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of “The Melting Pot”, the coworking space established by Claire Carpenter in the centre of Edinburgh.  It is now a thriving community of 172 coworkers and a venue hire space that hosts 10,000 visitors a … Continued

Year of Young People 2018

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Through this paper (see below) we are inviting you to join us on a one year journey towards the Year of Young People 2018. We want to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to … Continued

Hack the Law

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Hack the Law

SIE and Strathclyde University ‘Hack the Law’ with Scotland’s next generation of lawyers Law undergraduates from Strathclyde university got together to ‘hack the law’ and experience innovation and entrepreneurship in a special event organised by PHD student Christian Geib. Christian … Continued

The Entrepreneurial Foundation Scotland (TEF)

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The Entrepreneurial Foundation Scotland (TEF) 2

TEF Scotland is a new social enterprise, bringing Scotland’s business and schools together to inspire the next generation of entrepreneur. To do this they have set a series of business challenges across 3 key sectors. Each sector has been given its own … Continued

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