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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 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 [...]

  • Scottish Business Network

    Scottish Business Network Connecting Scottish Entrepreneurs and International Scottish Business Leaders Our Mission The Scottish Business Network is an organisation created to facilitate greater communication and connectivity between a network of the leading Scottish diaspora in order to proactively assist and support Scottish based companies expand internationally. Events We hold 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 [...]

  • Business Mentoring Scotland

    The Business Mentoring service is a partnership between Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Chamber of Commerce, with funding support from the European Regional Development Fund. The service provides experienced mentors that can encourage and help growing companies and social enterprises to develop and explore opportunities. Business mentors share their insights, knowledge, 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 [...]

  • Tech Meet-Up

    We founded TechMeetup because there is an abundance of events for entrepreneurs to meet investors and lawyers, and next to nothing for techies and tech. Considering the wealth of tech talent around (yes you), why haven’t we made the effort before to get to know everyone – see what else Read more [...]

  • startacus

    We believe that lots of people have great ideas. People just like you. We know though that sometimes it’s not always that easy to take an idea and turn it into something real. That’s why we created Startacus – the self start society. It’s a community of startups, entrepreneurs, creatives, dreamers, Read more [...]

  • StartupCafe

    It has been a very long time since I returned to Edinburgh for something other than a wedding, birthday party, or long overdue Snax breakfast. But I am definitely missing the wonderful city and excited to be coming back for a Hackathon this weekend Bela is organising, and there are some Read more [...]

  • Scottish Renewables

    Scottish Renewables is the voice of renewable energy in Scotland and is committed to realising the full economic, social and environmental benefits of renewable energy for our country.   We believe that both Scotland and the UK benefit from a strong renewable energy sector in Scotland that delivers jobs and Read more [...]

  • Scottish LifeSciences Association

    With 125 member companies and organisations, we are the voice of Scotland’s vibrant life sciences industries to investors, NHSScotland, the Scottish and UK Governments, and the wider community.  We are driven by and network with our members through 13 Special Interest Groups and 3 sub-groups.  We help each other to Read more [...]

  • Scottish Entrepreneur

    A monthly membership will give you ongoing access to all the latest news on the Scottish Business News Network for a recurring payment of just £2.75+VAT per month, until such time as you cancel the membership. To proceed please complete this form and pay with a credit card using the secure Read more [...]

  • Scottish Council for Development and Industry

    Engaging Civic Scotland: Driving Economic Growth The Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) is an independent and inclusive economic development network which seeks to influence and inspire Government and key stakeholders with our ambitious vision to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland.  As a broad-based organisation, our influential and Read more [...]

  • Scotland Silicon Valley Link

    This group is for individuals, start-up organizations, scholars, researchers and others interested in building connections to Silicon Valley. Join if you are interested in sharing and learning emerging trends and new technologies, networking with others in the region, building partnerships and collaborations, recruiting talent, raising capital, sourcing investment, bringing in Read more [...]

  • Scotland IS

    Our membership represents all sectors from software, telecommunications, games, IT and digital agencies to companies where digital technology is critical to their business. From innovative technology start-ups and global online service businesses that are transforming our lives to the universities that train our skilled people, ScotlandIS has developed a thriving Read more [...]

  • RSE Enterprise Fellowship

    RSE Enterprise Fellowships enable promising science and technology researchers to develop into successful entrepreneurs. Awardees get to focus solely on refining their business ideas, whilst receiving one year’s salary, expert training in entrepreneurship and access to mentorship from business Fellows of the RSE and other successful entrepreneurs in the business community. Since Read more [...]

  • Product Tank (Edinburgh)

    Product Tank Edinburgh (#ProductTankEdi) is a monthly meetup that deep dives into product design, development, management & marketing. Join us on the last Thursday of every month at CodeBase. Our events are FREE & feature guest talks on designing and building great web and mobile products, including topics such as design, Read more [...]

  • Par equity

    Par Equity is a venture capital firm created to facilitate investment into smaller companies with high growth potential. Our primary interest is in companies that are innovative and do things in new and better ways, and so gain competitive advantage. Where possible we use government approved tax wrappers such as Read more [...]

  • Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC)

    OGIC brings top quality research and development expertise to the oil and gas industry’s innovation challenges.   We enable a rapid route to problem solving and the acceleration of new technology development. The Innovation Centre programme has been registered with the European Commission as a General Block Exemption Scheme.

  • Institute of Directors

    The Institute of Directors (IoD) has been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903.  As the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders, we are dedicated to supporting our members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a Read more [...]

  • Global Scot

    GlobalScot is a diverse network of business leaders, entrepreneurs and executives with a connection to Scotland – and a strong desire to see Scottish businesses succeed locally and in the wider world. Started by Scottish Enterprise in 2001, the network has helped transform the face of Scottish business, giving hundreds Read more [...]

  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

    Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Glasgow. As one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the world, the Chamber has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help business succeed and grow Glasgow prospered during the 18th century, largely due to international trade and merchant activity. Read more [...]

  • Edinburgh BioQuarter

    Edinburgh’s life sciences research and community is amongst the best in the world. The Edinburgh BioQuarter’s pioneering medical advances and a shared sense of purpose and innovation amongst healthcare specialists, life scientists and commercial interests are an inspiring combination.  Located in the South East of the city of Edinburgh, the Read more [...]

  • Digital Health Institute

    At DHI we bring together people and organisations in the health and social care, charity, technology, design and academic sectors to develop new ideas for digital technology and information services, with the aim of improving the delivery of health and care services for the people of Scotland. 

  • Dare To Be Digital Twitter @daretobedigital Dare to be Digital is the premier video games development competition for University students and recent graduates and the only route to a BAFTA Ones To Watch Award

  • Bonaccord

    Bonaccord has clients all over the world so wherever you are we will do our best to help you.  Our head office is in Edinburgh and we also have a base on NetPark in Durham. We tailor our legal services specifically to our clients’ needs. Please get in touch for Read more [...]

  • BioCity Scotland

    BioCity Scotland is based at the former 20 acre MSD research facility at Newhouse, 13 miles outside Glasgow and 35 miles from Edinburgh. The 130,000 sq ft at the site also boasts specialist facilities such as the compound management library and GMP storage and archiving. Already home to a number of Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Young Enterprise Scotland

    Background Young Enterprise Scotland is a registered charity that has been working to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise in Scotland for over 40 years. Our history is proudly linked with Junior Achievement Worldwide and we achieved independent Scottish Charity status in 1991. In our Read more [...]

  • Women Enterprise Scotland

    Because more women-owned businesses in Scotland means more money for the economy. The stats speak for themselves. If the numbers of women-led businesses increased to equal those of men, our national bank balance would be at least 5% better off. That’s equivalent to a £7.6 billion boost to the economy, Read more [...]

  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce

    The need for a strong voice to represent Scottish business has never been greater.   As the umbrella organisation for 26 local Chambers of Commerce – representing more than 50 percent of private sector jobs in Scotland – Scottish Chambers of Commerce has built a reputation as Scotland’s premier voice 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 [...]

  • Enterprise Europe Network

    The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with international ambitions. It has 3,000 experts across 600 member organisations in more than 60 countries. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, and research institutes. The Network helps ambitious Read more [...]

  • Bright Idea Scotland

    We do this by providing advice and guidance, and introducing practical tools, through our series of workshops, 1-2-1 surgeries, online inventor’s checklist, and online idea submission forms. In addition, we also provide general non-legal advice on intellectual property, such as patents and trade marks. As a rule of thumb, BRIGHT Read more [...]

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