Who We Are

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.

We believe that it’s important to support entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in any way we can. We also recognise that supporting businesses isn’t a one-off thing. From providing prize funding of up to £150,000 to a quick catch-up, we’re here for the long haul. Are you in? Let’s get down to business.

  • 2,458 Applications
  • £9m Awarded
  • 263 Businesses Supported
  • 981 Jobs Generated
  • £57.23m Additional Turnover
  • £55.17m Additional Investment

Our Competitions

Scottish Edge Loans

Supporting Scotland’s Future Entrepreneurs

The “EDGE Pledge” is a pioneering initiative around which winners can make an agreement to contribute a minimum of one percent from exits or make a donation from future revenue streams to support Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

View full list of EDGE Pledgers

Our Latest Updates

Case Studies

  • Trtl:

    One of the main benefits of winning the Scottish EDGE is the network it plugs you into.

    Michael Corrigan
  • IntelligentPoS:

    Since we won the Scottish EDGE, we’ve doubled the size of our team from twenty to forty.

    Robin Knox, IntelligentPoS
  • Appointedd:

    Without Scottish EDGE, I don’t think we’d be in business now.

    Leah Hutcheon, Appointedd
  • Geek Retreat:

    Scottish EDGE funding can be absolutely invaluable to new startup companies.

    Carina Walsh, Geek Retreat
  • Mallzee:

    I think Scotland's a great place to start a business.

    Cally Russell, Mallzee
  • Kitsch Drinks:

    Young EDGE was just the perfect amount for us to scale up.

    Craig Johnston, Kitsch Drinks

Latest Tweets

  1. Thanks for joining us @HoneymanBen. Great to have you on board! twitter.com/HoneymanBen/st…

  2. We're on Day 3 of #EDGE11 assessments & it's smiles all round from today's expert panel. Thanks to our great hosts… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  3. Day 2 of #EDGE11 assessments & another fantastic panel doing a great job of making tough descisions. Thanks… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  4. The pleasure was all ours @jj_matheson! twitter.com/jj_matheson/st…

  5. No, thank you @heraghtyj. Great to have you on-board. twitter.com/heraghtyj/stat…

  6. Thanks for taking your bi-annual seat on our panel @weir_fay! Always a privilege to have you join us. twitter.com/weir_fay/statu…

  7. What a brilliant start to the #EDGE11 assessments. A fantastic panel, inspiring businesses and great hosts!… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want more information on Scottish EDGE, our Loans programme, or have a potential partnership to discuss, then please feel free to get in touch using the number or contact form below:

tel: 0131 317 0031