The Scottish EDGE is a funding competition aimed at identifying Scotland’s top young, early stage and high growth potential entrepreneurs. Historically the Scottish EDGE was run by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise alongside various partners. However, in August 2014 Sir Tom Hunter and RBS agreed to extend the success of the fund and lead in its delivery going forward.
In essence the Scottish EDGE is a £5m+ fund endowed by serial entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and the Scottish Government. The competition itself consists of three categories: Scottish EDGE, Young EDGE and Wild Card EDGE. Depending on their eligibility for these categories, companies can potentially win an award of up to £100,000.