Scottish EDGE Round 10: 3 high standard semi-final days + 57 semi-finalists + 15 expert judges = 18 spectacular #ScottishEDGE10 finalists!

Team Elevator are delighted to hear that eBar Initiatives, from Elevator’s Accelerator programme - Cohort 4 have successfully been listed as a finalist of Scottish EDGE Round 10 and will pitch at the live finals at RBS Gogarburn on Thursday 22nd of June 2017. 

20161003 Cohort4 113Sam Pettipher, Co-Founder of EBar® Initiatives, said "We are proud to have been to selected from 240 applications to progress to the ScottishEDGE final. 

Success in the competition would allow us to create a new full-time job in Aberdeen and rapidly accelerate the development of our EBar® dispenser. Bringing us a step closer to pouring the perfect pint in under 3 seconds.

We have received outstanding support on our entrepreneurial journey including from the Elevator Accelerator programme; where we first developed and tested the idea with customers.”

EBar® Initiatives made this video about their experience on Elevator's Accelerator Programme - if you would like to apply to partake in this programme. You can do so HERE.

You can book your free place at the Live Finals of Scottish EDGE Fund - Round 10 here:

Taking place on Thursday, 22nd June 2017 at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Gogarburn Conference Centre, the Round 10 Final will support Scotland’s most innovative, high-growth potential startup businesses with up to £100,000 in cash and an all-encompassing business support package.

Having completed nine successful rounds, Scottish EDGE – which is supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Hunter Foundation, and the Scottish Government – has had an unquestionable impact on the Scottish economy. Our winners have, to date, created an additional 818 Scottish jobs, generated an additional £45.06 million in turnover, and received additional investment to the sum of £44.12 million. In the last round of Scottish EDGE, cash prizes of £1.3 million were shared amongst forty winners across four different categories.

The exciting and fun final is split in two, with a day-time pitching event, and an evening awards ceremony. The daytime event offers the chance to watch this year’s Scottish EDGE finalists pitch for up to £150,000 in front of an expert panel of judges, to be announced in late May 2017. For the six hundred expected attendees, the event also offers the opportunity to meet and learn from a variety of Scottish businesses and entrepreneurial support organisations.At the evening awards ceremony, the winners of the day’s Scottish EDGE pitching rounds will be announced, and there will be an unveiling of the prizes across the other three categories – Young EDGE, Wild Card EDGE, and Higgs EDGE – the winners of which will be revealed in advance of the final.

You can read about all of the Scottish EDGE Finalists HERE: 


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