We are delighted to help spread the news across the North East of Scotland and over Tayside to the small business community about this fantastic opportunity to bid for and win up to £50,000 to assist in the growth of potentially... your business.
New Scottish businesses can pitch for thousands of £'s for their business and the Scottish EDGE competition are also offering free half day workshops in local areas to train people in the practical pitching skills required to make an application really shine. There is a Pitching Workshop on the 9th of September in Aberdeen which you can book on here
The Scottish EDGE is a business competition set up to support and encourage entrepreneurial activity among young companies in Scotland.
Here's a short video (click on the picture below) to give you a taste of how this government money can really change people's lives and enhance their businesses' chances of success beyond belief.
Round 3 of the competition opportunity opened on the 20th of August and runs until only the 18th of September 2013, so there is no time to waste if you would like to pitch for this monetary prize. The Scottish EDGE competition has already awarded over £1.2 million to 35 of Scotland's brightest entrepreneurs, and you could share in these celebrations.
Just think of the potential that £50,000 has to transform your business when all you have to do is present and pitch for the investment. The whole idea behind the Scottish EDGE is to encourage dynamic growth entrepreneurs, which could be you.
To find out if you are eligible for this fund and apply, please click here
to take you to the Scottish EDGE fund website which has all of the information you will need to progress this application. Please note, that you will need to prepare a 3 minute video presentation as well as completing an application form.
To keep up to date with this competition follow The Scottish EDGE on Twitter @scotent #ScotEDGE
Applications for the current round will be accepted between 20th August and 3pm 18th September.
Andrew Burnett, Operations Director at Enterprise and Business Gateway said:
“The Scottish Edge provides an excellent opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs to secure the funding needed to grow their new enterprises"
Eleanor Mitchell, director of commercialisation, Scottish Enterprise, said:
"The Scottish EDGE helps to encourage and support Scotland's expanding ecosystem of entrepreneurial activity. Past winners have used the award to support their growth by recruiting new team members, funding their marketing activities, translating their ideas into products and expanding their sales.
"Providing businesses with access to new sources of early stage growth finance is vital in the current climate where many traditional lenders are increasingly risk averse. The Scottish EDGE fills this gap - complementing other existing grants and investment products that support Scotland's entrepreneurs to realise their ambitions and to build sustainable businesses"
If you are a local business who happens to win this competiton down the line, please let us know - it would be fantastic to share your story of success with our clients and followers.
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