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  • Unlocking Ambition

    Applications close May 2   “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 Read more [...]

  • Scottish Investment Bank (SIB)

    Securing growth capital is critical to the success of our businesses. SIB aims to increase the supply of finance, and to help more Scottish SMEs with growth and export potential access it. Our activities support the delivery of the wider Scottish Enterprise business plan by stimulating the SME funding market Read more [...]

  • Scottish EDGE

    Scottish EDGE is a competition designed to identify and support Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. Since its inception in 2012, Scottish EDGE has had a huge impact on Scotland’s economy, with our alumni having generated an additional £79.78m in turnover, secured £67.44m in additional investment, and created 1204 jobs. Read more [...]

  • Interface

    Established in 2005, Interface is a central hub connecting businesses to Scotland’s universities, research institutes and colleges for increased innovation leading to the creation and development of new products, services and processes.   The Interface team, located regionally throughout Scotland, work with businesses to develop their ideas helping to translate Read more [...]

  • FutureX

    A tight-knit family of organisations working collectively to build a better world through business, harnessing the power of entrepreneurs to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.   Since early 2013 we have been immersed in the enterprise ecosystem in Scotland. The primary focus of this work has been to role model Read more [...]

  • Young Company Finance Scotland

    Not just some advice and guidance, but also listings of 50 organisations with networks which could help early stage entrepreneurs! This is the second edition of the Guide prepared by YCF for the Scotland team which participated in the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP).  It complements the YCF Guide Read more [...]

  • UP Accelerator

    UP has been created by a team of highly experienced entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and marketers. We have years of experience in starting, growing and exiting businesses. UP is a collaborator, investor and partner for those seeking innovation and growth in the digital technology space. We bring experience, knowledge, expertise, contacts Read more [...]

  • Shell Springboard

    Applications for Shell Springboard will open on Monday 26th September 2016, and close on Friday 28th October 2016 at 5pm. A total funding amount of £350,000 will be available in 2017. Successful applicants will be shortlisted for two regional finals, meeting judging panels in Aberdeen and Cambridge in March 2017. At Read more [...]

  • Scottish Enterprise High Growth Team

    To support projects at the pre-production, conceptual development stage, to contribute to advancing the commercialisation of innovative scientific knowledge for the benefit of the Scottish economy. High-Growth Spinout Programme awards cover 100% of actual direct project costs. No minimum or maximum levels of funding are specified in the guidelines. The minimum Read more [...]

  • Scotland Food & Drink

    Scotland Food & Drink, established in 2007, is a not-for-profit organisation that was created to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability. Our mission is to grow the industry to a value of £16.5 billion by 2017 and our vision is to build Scotland’s international reputation Read more [...]

  • Pentech Ventures

    We invest in technology companies with potential class-leading products in a breadth of markets including: FinTech, Cloud Management, SaaS, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning/AI, Algorithmic Management, IOT, Blockchain, Security, Robotics and Transportation. We are not prescriptive on quantum or stage, but rather focus on the opportunity, and whether there is Read more [...]

  • Innovate

    Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board – the UK’s innovation agency. We offer support and funding to help business develop new products and services – and bring them closer to market. Please note that as UK government agency we can only support businesses and organisations Read more [...]

  • First Port

    Since 2007 we have been working with early stage social enterprises and budding social entrepreneurs to test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses. We incubate new social ventures, from the seed of an idea to start up and growth. We do this by providing a full package Read more [...]

  • Exolta Partners

    Exolta consultants are experienced, senior business leaders in their own right. Each has unique skills that when combined into our high performing team structure, provides our clients with the very best skills, competencies and experience to achieve their goals.  Want to know more or meet the team?  Contact our partners Read more [...]

  • Archangels

    We are a prominent business angel syndicate, which has been at the forefront of early stage investing in Scotland for more than two decades. Our members invest in and mentor promising start-up and early stage companies from Scotland’s vibrant technology and life sciences sectors

  • Scottish Enterprise Stirling

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Kilmarnock

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Paisley

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Selkirk

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Glasgow

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Glenrothes

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Dundee

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Dumfries

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Clydebank

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Bellshill

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Scottish Enterprise Glasgow

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland\’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Converge Challenge

    Converge Challenge is a high profile pan-Scotland business competition and entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and Research Institutes aimed at creating a new generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland. We work with any industry sector, product or service-based ideas at any stage of the Read more [...]

  • Scottish Enterprise 

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. We work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

  • Investing Women

    We are passionate about Entrepreneurs at Investing Women.  Most of our business angels have been and still are entrepreneurs and we understand the journey, the challenges and the excitement. We try to help everyone who makes a serious approach to us, even when investment isn’t the outcome.  We also consider Read more [...]

  • Highlands and Islands enterprise 

    Building our future Our purpose Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass. We are the Read more [...]

  • Informatics Ventures

    Informatics Ventures supports and encourages globally ambitious technology companies headquartered in Scotland. Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and community networking, Informatics Ventures prepares and equips Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs to scale up and take their businesses global. We work in partnership with other like-minded organisations in order to create a joined up Read more [...]

  • LINC Scotland

    Background LINC Scotland is the national association for business angels in Scotland, with a membership which includes many active individual investors and most of the main angel groups or syndicates. We represent our members at government level in Edinburgh, London and Brussels and were founding members of both the European Read more [...]

  • Start Up Loans

    About Start Up Loans are government-backed personal loans for business purposes. They are available to businesses yet to launch or those that have been trading for up to 24 months. The Start Up Loans Company works with a network of Delivery Partner organisations, who support Start Up Loan applicants in all Read more [...]

  • Optima

    Background The goal of OPTIMA is to ensure that Scotland and the UK has a strong and sustained pipeline of future innovators and research leaders in optical medical imaging encompassing the molecular, cellular, preclinical and clinical applications of physical science. To fulfil this aim; alongside excellence in training and supervision Read more [...]

  • X-Forces

    Background X-Forces works with Service leavers, veterans, spouses, families, reservists and cadets who are considering self-employment. Through workshops, business planning support, training programmes, access to start-up funding, and networking opportunities we can support businesses to launch and develop. Michael Fallon, UK Secretary of State for Defence, stated: “The X-Forces scheme is a Read more [...]

  • Informatics Ventures

    Background Informatics Ventures supports and encourages globally ambitious technology companies headquartered in Scotland. Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and community networking, Informatics Ventures prepares and equips Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs to scale up and take their businesses global. We work in partnership with other like-minded organisations in order to create a joined Read more [...]

  • ENTERPRISE CAMPUS

    Supporting Postgraduate Entrepreneurs in Scotland Enterprise Campus is a joint initiative between the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Strathclyde to support postgraduate students from any Scottish university who want to set up their own business. Our focus is to encouraging new high-growth business start-ups, but whatever your idea, our team of Read more [...]

  • Social Investment Scotland

    Social Investment Scotland is a charity and social enterprise that provides flexible loans to other charities, social enterprises and community groups across Scotland. They support social enterprises that are using innovative and entrepreneurial methods to combat social problems and create a positive social impact on their communities in Scotland. They connect financial Read more [...]

  • Scottish EDGE

    ABOUT 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 Read more [...]

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