The Unlocking Ambition Challenge

The Unlocking Ambition Challenge will invest in a group of up to 40 early stage entrepreneurs who will be chosen, mentored and led by some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs

Applications will open early 2018

'The Unlocking Ambition Challenge offers innovative entrepreneurs everything they need to take their business to the next level: time, money and amazing support from world-class organisations. It's an extraordinary opportunity that will unearth the game-changers of the future and I'm excited to be a part of it.' James Watt, Co-founder of BrewDog

'Unlocking Ambition is an exciting initiative and one that we are delighted to be involved with. The initiative has the potential to drive a substantial impact. What is as exciting, is that the approach – linking a number of world class programmes of entrepreneurial support and deliberately embarking on a co-production design process – is set to drive additional benefits for the Scotland and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem too.' James Stuart, Entrepreneurial Scotland


James Watt, Co-founder, BrewDog

Cally Russell, Founder, Mallzee

Chris Van der Kuyl, Founder, 4J Studios

Amy Livingstone, Co-founder, Cheeky Chompers

Leah Hutcheon, Founder, Appointedd


Converge Challenge
Cultural Enterprise Office
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Entrepreneurial Spark
Entrepreneurial Scotland
Future X Innovation
RGU Aberdeen
Scottish Edge
Universities Scotland
Virgin Start Up