Wrap-around support helped this startup really take off
Trtl is a recent startup company which produces an innovative sleepscarf for travellers. It is a great example of how a young company with a great idea can have its growth accelerated through engagement with the wide range of entrepreneurial support mechanisms available in Scotland. In Turtl’s case that includes The Prince’s Trust, Entrepreneurial Spark and The Scottish EDGE.
Says David Kellock, Technical Director:
“We’ve been very fortunate to have been given a lot of support in Scotland so far, and we can speak very highly of all the organisations who have helped us to date. The PSYBT (Princes Trust) have been invaluable in the initial stages, providing us with mentors and funding which without we would not have progressed to this stage. Entrepreneurial Spark has also been a great help to us, providing free office space for 11 months, but more than that, was a source of immense inspiration and camaraderie. It was also extremely useful for us during the product development stages because it was like a giant focus group, for us, but also for everyone else”.